Delivered by Hertfordshire Association of Cricket Officials
Whilst cricket is uppermost in our minds, the Hertfordshire Association of Cricket Officials (HACO) have announced the winter programme of Umpires and Scorers courses.
The Hertfordshire Cricket Network recognises that Officiating is such a fundamental & important part of our game at whatever version or level of the cricket is being participated in and prides itself in the support and opportunities, provided through HACO, that are on offer for the current officials and also those who are looking to make the move into the field.
As well as supporting individuals with their own aspirations of progressing through to officiating, we recognise the requirements of our leagues regarding match officials.
We are sure you will agree that the greater number of qualified and competent officials we have, the more enjoyable cricket will become.
Further information regarding Hertfordshire Association of Cricket Officials, please check out the website www.haco.org.uk
Finished playing the game? Still want to stay involved? Then why not take up umpiring and still see all the action in the middle!
The Herts Association of Cricket Officials run courses throughout the close season to ensure we have a constant flow of new and up skilled umpires to support the game.
Once qualified, become a panel umpire, and stand in Saracens Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League matches or just support your local cricket club by umpiring on a weekend.
Umpire Introductory Course
This is a new, short, standalone course aimed at any cricket enthusiast who is interested in umpiring. It is a 4 hour course spread over 2 evenings. It is soon expected to become a minimum preferred requirement for umpires in the Saracens Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League divisions 7A to 10B. It is also very relevant to coaches, parents and any others who are persuaded to don the white coat. An ECB ACO Attendance Certificate is awarded on completion of the course. Cost will be £20.
Dates and Venue
Hertford CC – Tuesday, 22 and 29 November, 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm
For further details and to Book a place, Contact: Alan Price 01763 838412
Umpire Level 1 (Traditional Level 1 Course)
The course is approximately 16 hours duration, 2 hours an evening, one evening per week, for 8 weeks. It is intended for those who wish to understand the Laws of cricket and for those who intend to umpire regularly for club, colts or for league. It covers the key Laws of cricket and basic techniques of man and match management. No prior knowledge required.
A Level 1 Umpire Certificate is awarded on successful completion of the course and a multiple choice exam.
Dates and venues
Baldock Town CC – commencing Mon 23rd January 2017 from 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Hertford CC – commencing Tues 24th January 2017 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Kings Langley CC – commencing Wed 25th January 2017 from 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Northampton Exiles – commencing Thursday 26th Jan 2017 at 8:00pm – 10.00pm
Radlett CC – commencing Tues 7th February 2017 from 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Radlett CC – Sun 19th and Sun 26th March 2017, 9.30am – 5.30pm each day
The cost of the mid-week course is £65 and £30 for Juniors (Up to 18)
The cost of the 2-day weekend course is £95 and £60 for Juniors (Up to 18)
For further details and to Book a place, Contact: Nick Hall 01727 855100
The course fees are payable at the commencement of the course and cheques should be made out to the Herts Association of Cricket Officials.
The Herts Association of Cricket Officials run courses throughout the close season to ensure we have a constant flow of new and up skilled Scorers to support the game.
Club Scorer Course
The course covers basic scoring matters such as scoring signals, umpire signals and completion of the scoring record. It also includes an overview of the laws of cricket that relate to scoring, a discussion on dismissals, scorebook checking and guidance on end of innings routines and identifying a result. An ECB ACO Club Scorer Certificate will be issued at the end of the course. Attendance on this course is an important step towards qualifying as a Level 1 scorer which will also involve an individual assessment following a season of scoring practice.
Dates and Venues
Redbourn CC – Tuesday’s from 17th January to 28th February 2017, 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Chorleywood CC – Thursday’s from 9th February to 23rd March 2017, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Cost of the course is £60.
All enquiries please contact: Mike Arnold Tel: 01582 762322
Email: [email protected]
Reminder – details of our Coach Education Programme 2016 – 2017, in partnership with Essex Cricket and Cambridgeshire Cricket, are also available.
Look at the Coach Education Programme 2016 – 2017
All the above details may be seen on www.hertscricket.org