Why become an umpire? The most common reason is to remain active in the sport and to continue enjoying the game. Other reasons given by those who have taken up umpiring or scoring involve being injured, having to stop playing but still wishing to be involved with the players. These reasons, as well as others, are very valid but the key is, like playing, enjoyment.
There is the opportunity to travel to new venues, both locally and nationally, and to make new friends in the game. No matter where you are, you will be one of the closest onlookers to the action – the best seat in the house.
The North Yorkshire Branch of the ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ECB ACO) will be running a Level 1 Cricket Umpire Training Course beginning in early 2015.
Course: Level 1 Umpires
Location: Ripley Castle Tea Room, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 3AY
Start Date: Monday 26th January 2015
End Date: Monday 23rd March 2015 (9 weeks)
Time: 19:30 – 21:30
Tutors: Barry Nickels, Guy Smalley
Contact: Graham Hyde email@example.com 07764 753066
Cost: £30 (cash is preferable/easier)
All participants are encouraged to join the ECB Association of Cricket Officials which requires a DBS check, and will give you access to officiate in games played in local leagues. Further details on the ECB ACO http://www.ecb.co.uk/ecb/ecb-association-of-cricket-officials/membership/ There is an annual charge of £30 which includes a comprehensive insurance policy.
If you wish to reserve a place on this course please contact Graham Hyde 07764 753066 firstname.lastname@example.org