Sussex umpires and scorers urged to gen up on new laws

Umpires and scorers need to gen up on new laws
Umpires and scorers need to gen up on new laws

Across the country, members of the ECB Association of Cricket Officials – whether a scorer or an umpire – are faced with the introduction of the new laws of cricket.

Additionally, within Sussex, 2018 sees a restructuring of league cricket with the four current leagues merging into one covering the whole county.

The Sussex Association of Cricket Officials (SACO) is arranging, with the three local associations, a number of courses to familiarise scorers and umpires with the new laws.

It is vitally important all scorers and umpires, at whatever level they officiate and whether a member of ECB ACO or not, attend at least one of the courses. SACO recommend multi-attendance to ensure a smooth introduction into matches.

West Sussex ACO course dates: Stage 1, Sunday, January 21, Horsham CC starting at 9.30am; Sunday, January 28, Arundel Castle CC starting at 9.30am; Stage 2, Sunday, February 18, Horsham CC starting at 9.30am; Sunday, March 4, Arundel Castle CC starting at 9.30am.

For more information, contact Trevor Drake on 01243 263917 or trevor_drake@msn.com or John Betts on 01243 781786 or johnbetts120@tiscali.co.uk