CRICKET: Umpiring course starts next month

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Stamford Umpires’ Association is running an ECB ACO (Association of Cricket Officials) Level One course in the New Year.

This 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 is also 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.

The venue is Market Deeping Cricket Club and dates are Sundays, February 8, 15 and 22, from 10am to 4pm.

Cost of £75 includes course materials, Laws of Cricket, the ‘Bible’ of umpires – Tom Smith’s Cricket Umpiring and Scoring, and 12 months’ membership of Stamford Umpires Association

Apply in the first instance to Derek Patience, telephone 01780 753066 or email