ECB ACO Free Officials Courses

By NEPL Editor

ECB Association of Cricket Officials has created a range of free online courses for aspiring umpires and scorers. The courses are a great way for people to use the current downtime to learn a new skill or brush up on their knowledge.

Basics of Umpiring – This course is aimed at umpires who simply want to learn the fundamental laws and basic field craft and those players who umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend. Book now here

Umpire Stage One – This course is designed to give an overview of the basic Laws of the game as well as providing information on how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. This course is an ideal introduction for new club umpires, a refresher for existing umpires and the first step for those who aspire to umpire at higher levels. Book now here.

Basics of Scoring – This course is designed to provide 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. Book now here.

If you are based in Northumberland and want more information please contact, Northumberland ACO Secretary Brian Giles at

If you are based in Durham and want more information please contact,

Where next?

ECB statement for Counties and Premier Leagues – June 19th The Secretary of State's message on Tuesday evening outlined plans for earmarking an early July date as being the earliest possible return for recreational cricket.
2020 SEASON: STATEMENT BY LEAGUE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE The ECB today has recommended that all recreational cricket, including training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity be suspended with immediate effect. This is a link to the ECB statement.

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