The Leinster Cricket Umpires & Scorers Association (LCUSA) are running the following workshop:
Umpiring and Scoring 2017: Summary Changes
Railway Union are hosting a two day "Introduction to Umpiring Course" in conjunction with the LCU&SA
In January 2017 the LCU&SA will be running an Umpires level 1 training course. The course will be held in Springdale NS, Raheny and will take place on January 14th and 15th. It is expected that the course will run from 09:00 to 17:00 each day and on Sunday it will finish with an exam.
What is the best way to watch a game of cricket? Some might suggest going to the West Indies, but the transport costs might be prohibitive to many. Umpires would tell you that they have the best view of all, but the cost of that position can be volatile variable verbal abuse and having to spend eight hours on your feet. A number of friends would suggest the bar, watching the game through the bar window and keeping half an eye on the television showing some other game. The smokers are just glad to be outside with people and the cricket can be incidental.
Recently the ECB announced a change to the interpretation of Ground, Weather and Light Laws which apply to recreational cricket. Both Cricket Ireland and Cricket Leinster have endorsed and adopted this change. From a players point of view there won’t be much noticeable change but there may be instances where play is not possible when it might have been before. The umpires will work with the team captains and ground staff and communicate their concerns at all times.
In an effort to identify and gather information on Scorers in all regions IACUS has put together a questionnaire on matters related to cricket scoring. It's aimed at anyone and everyone that keeps score at any level, from a parent at a schools match to a regular club scorer (not just 1st XI) and on to people with International match experience.
Do you have what it takes to be a top umpire? Have you recently stopped playing, and want to keep involved in cricket at a high level? Do you play the game, but think you could do a better job than the umpires who stand in your matches?
All umpires reports submitted by captains whilst playing Open/Women's competitions should now be submitted from the IACUS (Irish Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers) website at http://www.iacus.net/leinster/for-captains
For teams in divisions 5-16, if umpires have been appointed to your match and it is clear that there is no chance of play, please ring or text LCU&SA Appointments Secretary, Peter Thew on 086-305-4164 so that the umpires can be saved the journey. Please do NOT email.
The LCU&SA will be running a scoring course for absolute beginners on Saturday April 11th at 2pm in Railway Union. The course, run by Siobhan McBennett, will be free of charge for all attending, and which takes approximately three hours, and is an excellent opportunity for those who want to get started in scoring.
In matches with no umpires, it may be the case that the captains and players invoved are less sure of some parts of the Laws, and how the game is expected to run. The LCU&SA has published a handy guide that will help all players know what is required to get a game of cricket running smoothly.
The Leinster Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association issued a statement this morning, concerning how the leg side wide regulation used by Cricket Leinster will be interpreted
The Irish Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers is to hold its annual conference in the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan on Saturday 21st February.
What to make of the new guidelines on leg side wides. Derek Dockrell gives an umpire's perspective
The Leinster Cricket Umpires and Scorer's Association are running a ICC Level 1 scorers course on Sunday 25th May. It is perfect for beginners and those that want to get on the pathway to International scoring alike.
LCU&SA's workshop on Computer Scoring has been moved to the Bowling Pavillion in Leinster CC (behind the bowling green)