CHDCA begins search for next generation of umpires

COFFS Harbour District Cricket Association is planning ahead for the 2015-16 summer by offering a course for prospective umpires.

Umpiring is open to men and women of all ages and for true lovers of the game, provides a fantastic way to meet fellow cricketing travellers and make new friends.

SUMMER MISSION: Umpire Paul Harris keeps a close eye on PBBC Colts quickie Nii Ollennu.
SUMMER MISSION: Umpire Paul Harris keeps a close eye on PBBC Colts quickie Nii Ollennu. Gemima Harvey

Prospective umpires need to complete a training course on the laws of cricket.

This will be facilitated by NSW Cricket Umpires' and Scorers' Association (NSWCUSA) on July 18-19 at Coffs Harbour Leagues Club. Course times are 9am-5pm on the Saturday and 9am-2pm on the Sunday with a one-hour written assessment task to follow.

"If you have ever considered being involved in cricket as an umpire, then this training course is for you," CHDCA president and prominent umpire Ken Robinson said.

"Many of those who take up umpiring comment on how much they enjoy it.

"The course is also suitable for players, coaches and administrators who wish to improve their knowledge of the laws and those who wish to receive nationally-recognised cricket umpiring accreditation."

Umpires in all North Coast competitions are remunerated for their service, an amount which well and truly covers any expenses incurred.

There is a clearly defined pathway for those who wish to umpire in the NSW Country Cricket Association representative programs.

To register, email robpye@bigpond.com or call 0438 386 133 for a registration form. The cost of the course is $40 which includes the Laws of Cricket, a set of course resource materials, revision questionnaires and the assessment task.



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