Tim Williams has been named Gloucestershire’s Umpire of the Year.
He was presented with the “Cliff Mitchell Award” at a pre-season county cricket officials’ seminar at Hatherley and Reddings Cricket Club.
The award for the umpire who has made the most progress went to Mike Cowley.
Jeff Chandra , chairman of the Gloucestershire Association Cricket Umpires and Scorers said: “This is our opportunity to recognise the professionalism and dedication shown by cricket umpires right across the county.
“It takes a great deal of commitment, enthusiasm and time to learn the Laws of Cricket, the many specific competition regulations and to apply them all correctly. The best umpires manage all this whilst working as a team, with the match scorers and team captains, to deliver a fair and enjoyable game for players and spectators alike.
“Most clubs realise the value of having independent, qualified umpires, even if they don’t always agree with their decisions! This presentation is our opportunity to reward the outstanding umpires who have impressed the most during the 2015 season.”
For anyone interested in becoming an umpire, training courses are run every year across Gloucestershire. Details can be found at www.glosumps.org.uk