The Association of Cricket Officials have launched of three, free of charge, online courses for anyone involved in cricket. In addition, scorers can follow Sue Drinkwater’s series of live scoring demonstrations on a range of topics over on YouTube.
The ECB ACO online courses available are:
- Basics of Umpiring
- It’s Your Call – Umpire Education Stage One
- Basics of Scoring
In addition, scorers can follow Sue Drinkwater’s (ECB ACO Scorer Education Manager) series of live scoring demonstrations on her ‘RunsWktsOvers’ channel on YouTube.
Basics of Umpiring
This course is aimed at club umpires who just need to know the key laws and basic field craft and those players who umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend. For ages 13 and over.
It’s Your Call – Umpire Education Stage One
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. This course is a perfect introduction for new club umpires, a refresher for existing umpires and the first step for those who aspire to umpire at higher levels. For ages 13 and over.
Individuals who complete this course will be eligible for full ECB ACO Membership. You will be required to complete the necessary forms (online) to obtain this.
- Under 16s will receive full membership immediately, which will continue until 18 (providing they remain an active member). An ECB DBS is required upon turning 16.
- Over 16s will also receive free membership until they are 18*
- Over 18s receive their first year free*
*All over 16s will need an ECB DBS to secure full membership, but will be joined as Associate members until they are able to get the certificate. For more information on DBS’ please contact Chris Munden.
Basics of Scoring
This course is designed to provide you with all the skills needed to start scoring. The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket such as, scoring symbols, umpire signals, dismissals and gives a helpful overview of the Laws of the Game. For ages 13 and over.
RunsWktsOvers – Live YouTube Demonstrations for Scorers
Sue Drinkwater’s (ECB ACO Scorer Education Manager) is delivering series of live scoring demonstrations over on her YouTube channel. Covering everything from the basics of scoring, the various methods, including linear scoring to ‘Score Alongs’ and more advanced demos with Q&As. We encourage all scorers to head over to YouTube and subscribe to Sue’s channel.