Given the issues we had this summer with a lack of umpires, especially for senior games, please see information below on umpiring courses during the summer.
If a commitment is made to helping out with the juniors and/or seniors I am sure we can find money to fund the courses for you.
Middlesex ACO run a number of courses for umpires over the close season. Click on the hyperlinked dates below to book places.
ECB ACO Occasional Umpire Resource – online, FREE
Designed to help players during a stint of umpiring on game day, this free, online resource contains the umpiring basics ranging from the key Laws to basic field craft. View it once or return frequently throughout the season to refresh knowledge.
Introduction to Umpiring workshop – FREE (3 hours)
This short stand-alone course will give any cricket enthusiast curious about becoming an umpire a taste of what the role entails, and outlines what lies ahead to pursue that interest further.
Saturday 12th October, 10.30am, MICS, Finchley
Saturday 28th March, 10.30am, MICS, Finchley
Umpire Stage One (£30)
This course is designed to give an overview of the basic Laws of the game, how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. It gives the tools to enable the umpiring of matches at the basic recreational level where no independent umpires are appointed. Includes a year’s membership of ECB ACO, including insurance.
Sundays 24th November and 1st December, Lord’s
Tue nights 14th, 21st, 28th Jan, 4th, 11th Feb, Ealing CC
Sundays 19th and 26th January, Harrow CC
Umpire Stage Two (£30*)
This course is designed to build on Umpire Education Stage One, covering further Laws and exploring the concept of working as part of a team. It also introduces the skills and knowledge required to be a member of a league panel.
Sundays 2nd, 9th, 16th February, Lord’s
Sundays 23rd February and 1st, 8th March, Harrow CC
* only £10 for those also booking Stage One.
Umpire Stage Three (£40)
This course is designed for experienced umpires who wish to broaden their knowledge and develop their umpiring skills regardless of whether they aspire to Premier League cricket or just simply to be the best umpire that they can be. It is available to anyone who has attended the old Level 1 and 1A courses or the new Stage One and Stage Two courses.
Saturdays 29th February and 14th March, MICS, Finchley