Umpire Courses 2021/22

Last updated: 21 August 2021

Coronavirus – impact on courses

The courses normally run by the Middlesex ACO remain suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the ECB ACO has created two free online courses for aspiring umpires. The Basics of umpiring and Umpire Stage One Online courses are a great way for people to use during the interim and learn a new skill or brush up on their knowledge. See below for details on how to book.

Additionally, anyone who has attended Umpire Stage One can apply for the Umpire Stage Two course (details further below).

Clearly, as lockdown restrictions have been substantially lifted and as we travel along the roadmap to normality, the situation will hopefully change. Our hope is that Middlesex ACO will be running face-to-face classroom Umpire Stage Two courses early in 2022, well before the cricket season starts. News about these should be available shortly.

Middlesex ACO does not plan running face-to-face classroom Umpire Stage One courses and anyone from Middlesex wishing to attend an Umpire Stage One course should apply for the on-line course (see below).

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

Umpire Stage One Online
This free online 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. Associate membership for 2021 of the ECB ACO is included.

To book this course please email your request to Ned Wilsher, County Education Officer.

Umpire Stage Two
This course is designed to give you further knowledge and skills sufficient to enable you to become a member of a league panel and is available to anyone who has attended the Stage One Course (Online or Classroom). It will complement that course by looking beyond the basic laws, build on field craft and match management techniques and introduce the concept of working, as a team, with a colleague.

To book this course you should email your request to Ned Wilsher, County Education Officer who will advise you of the options available.

Stay safe

Middlesex Continuing Professional Development

Middlesex ACO members are invited to attend periodic CPD webinars. These webinars are recorded and are available here:

Further resources

The ECB ACO has a number of CPD videos available:

More materials can be found as prepared and kindly shared by South Central Region ACO.

Even more materials can be found as prepared and kindly shared by Lancashire ACO.