NEW Umpires Course

  • Monday, 23 October 2023 10:19
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The first of the new ECB New umpires Training Courses in Lancashire will take place at Wellfield school in Leyland on Sunday 17th December. The NPCL and PS have agreed to jointly fund £40 of the cost for any individual who attends the course and then completes 5 games in the coming season on the umpires panel. We encourage clubs to provide similar support for any club umpires wishing to take the course.


This course is designed to give new umpires the key skills, knowledge and confidence to stand as an umpire in cricket. No prior experience of umpiring in cricket is required before attending the course.

Whether you plan to support Junior Softball cricket through to adult cricket, this course will cover the following topics:

- Understanding the role of the umpire
- Gain a basic understanding of umpiring the game
- Answering appeals and the common methods of dismissal
- How to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in the game
- Judging whether or not it is safe to play

The course is split into classroom and practical learning, so we recommend learners to come dressed appropriately.

Learners will be asked to complete some e-learning prior to attending the course, which will take no more than 90 minutes to complete in total. Pre-learning can be completed via multiple visits or in one go.

Learners must be 14 years of age at the time of the course.

Cost £70.00

Book on the following link:

Post course, learners will have the confidence and competence to go and umpire at appropriate levels within recreational cricket, however Lancashire ACO will also be running some further training to help umpires standing in senior cricket be ready for the start of the season. These short courses will build on the skill learned on the ECB course. Further details will be provided in the New Year.

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