Over the past few years numbers in the Leinster Cricket Umpires & Scorers’ Association (LCUSA) have grown steadily allowing us to provide umpires for a wider range of men’s, women’s and youth matches in Leinster. With Ireland’s elevation to Full Membership of the ICC, a pathway now exists for new recruits to start their umpiring in men’s division 16 and advance all the way to the ICC International Umpires Panel where Mark Hawthorne, Alan Neill and Roly Black new reside.
Sadly, we have been unsuccessful in attracting women – with the notable exceptions of Valmai Gee and Mary Waldron (pictured above whilst umpiring in the South Australia Cricket Association) - to the ranks of Leinster umpires. Women umpires are on the rise across the cricketing world - none more so than Clare Polosak who is now a member of the first class panel for men’s cricket in Australia
Opportunities for umpires (and scorers) in Ireland have never been better. New umpire recruits can expect to stand in a wide range of men’s, women’s and youth matches at all levels and will be encouraged and supported to reach the highest level they are able for.
LCUSA will offer a Level 1 umpiring course early in 2018 in Dublin. To register your interest, just email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need any more information, call Peter Thew on 086 9583116.