CRICKET: Umpiring course starts at Market Deeping this autumn

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STAMFORD Umpires’ Association is running an ECB ACO (Association of Cricket Officials) Level 1 course this autumn.

It is a course for those wishing to start umpiring for their club or in local leagues. No previous knowledge is expected, but most who take part will have played or done some umpiring. It will also be of interest to those who want to understand more about the game.

The course uses the ECB ACO course book to supplement numerous slides showing situations in cricket matches. Two qualified instructors, Ted Glossop and Derek Patience, will run the course at Market Deeping Cricket Club on Sundays, November 4, 11 and 18, between 10am and 4pm.

Cost of the course is £70 which includes course materials, Laws of Cricket, the ‘Bible’ of umpires – Tom Smith’s Cricket Umpiring and Scoring, 12 months’ membership of ECB ACO (which includes insurance whilst umpiring) and of Stamford Umpires Association, lunch on each day

Apply to Henry Roberts, 1 Kesteven Close, Deeping St James PE6 8JW. Telephone 01778 344480 or e-mail by October 10.