We hope this email find you all in good health!
The ECB has released an email providing links to do online Umpiring and scoring courses, exiting stuff I know! The bonus of the would seem to be that they are free to do, this only applied to the introduction to umpiring and level one. This is a great opportunity for the club and us as cricketers to get a better grasp of the laws of the game and also, a little something to keep young and old minds stimulated! There is also the added bonus that during WCCL games, we can earn bonus points for having members who have completed the basic training on the pitch.
I have attached the emails and links below, please do have a look, I myself have already signed having missed the actual course due to the COVID 19 situation.
ECB Association of Cricket Officials has created a range of free online courses for aspiring umpires and scorers. The courses are a great way for people to use the current downtime to learn a new skill or brush up on their knowledge.
Basics of Umpiring – This course is aimed at umpires who simply want to learn the fundamental laws and basic field craft and those players who umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend. Book now here.
Umpire Stage One – This course is designed to give an overview of the basic Laws of the game as well as providing information on how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. This course is an ideal introduction for new club umpires, a refresher for existing umpires and the first step for those who aspire to umpire at higher levels. Book now here.
Basics of Scoring – This course is designed to provide all the skills needed to start scoring. The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket such as scoring symbols, umpire signals, dismissals and gives a helpful overview of the laws of the game. Book now here.
Where possible we would encourage you to advertise these courses on your county board website and promote through your social media channels using the registration links provided.
We would also like to thank everyone who joined us for the quiz, it was a wonderful evening and great to see some familiar faces and share a drink or 2... or 3 and have some fun. We will be announcing another quiz for the end of May shortly!
Again, from all of us in the BoA CC Committee, we hope you are staying safe and washing your hands throughly so we can see you all fit and well as soon as possible.
On Behalf of the BoA Committee