As you maybe aware a raft of changes to the MCC Laws came into force with effect from 1 October 2017 and will therefore impact the 2018 season in both The Northern Premier Cricket League and the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield. The new North West Association of Cricket Officials (NWACO), who will provide panel umpires to both leagues in future, have therefore organised a series of seminars at which the new laws and their impact on your cricket next season will be explained. It is recommended that at least team captains, scorers and any club umpires attend one of these course but it is open to any players or officials that wish to attend.
In some areas the changes are quire radical and the League Executives recommend that as many players and club officials as possible from clubs in ALL divisions attend one of the seminars, there will be no charge for attending.
The seminars for players will take place as follows:
Monday 5th March at Netherfield CC starting at 7.30pm
Sunday 18 March at BAC Preston CC starting at 10.30am
Monday 19 March at St Annes CC starting at 7.30pm
The seminars should take approximately 2-2 1/2 hours and at the end will include a demonstration of the Play Cricket Duckworth Lewis App for clubs playing in Palace Shield Premier and Divisions 1A and 1B where the App will be used in the 2018 season.
The NWACO would like to thank BAC Preston CC, Netherfield CC and St Annes CC for agreeing to host these seminars.
Umpires Appointments Secretary NWACO