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by Acumen
Apr 29, 2018 10:24:09 GMT
No New Posts Simple Basic Questions of Cricket Law

If you have a genuine simple query about understanding basic laws, please post it in this section. We will be pleased to help with a simple answer.

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158 1,093 Law Changes October 2022
by Acumen
Jun 22, 2022 13:10:32 GMT
No New Posts Other Cricket Field Experiences or Law Queries

Have you had any unusual problems on the field that you would like to share?
Do you have any questions on Laws that you would appreciate advice? Someone else may have an answer or a view.
Please note that Acumen has no authority to issue official interpretations although we will try to signpost you in the right direction.
If you have any BASIC law questions, please consult Tom Smith's Cricket Umpiring & Scoring first and only then put them in the Board for Basic Questions.

Moderator: swerveman

179 1,184 Boundary & 5-run penalty for Illegal Fielding
by sillypoint
Sept 30, 2021 0:29:18 GMT
No New Posts Fieldcraft - current advice, future ideas

How to be in right place a right time
Are you recording the right information
How to deal with a stroppy captain
(some existing threads will be moved here shortly)

12 59 Front foot no-ball
by Acumen
Aug 14, 2021 12:01:43 GMT
No New Posts Scorers' Box

This is a special section just for scorers (and scoring issues for umpires)

53 135 Cherwell Challenge
by mickwarren
Jan 25, 2022 9:44:27 GMT
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Please advertise any forthcoming events, courses, seminars or other meetings under this heading. We will archive them periodiccally after the event has concluded.

49 138 Online courses and other resources
by mrsinghIndia
Sept 2, 2021 8:05:04 GMT
No New Posts ICC Matters

Information promulgated by International Cricket Council
(links and comments thereon)

3 12 Obstructing the Field
by Douglas Miller
Apr 14, 2021 20:32:18 GMT
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Are you about to visit UK? Are you in UK and about to visit another country?

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Have you been recently and would like to report on your trip?

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32 56 Stress management
by Acumen
Nov 7, 2020 11:48:11 GMT
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Please post any tributes that you feel appropriate.

28 47 Sheila Hill MBE died January 2022
by Acumen
Feb 7, 2022 13:13:40 GMT
No New Posts Duckworth Lewis Method Experiences

What do you think of the method? Have you actually used it? What was your experience? Would you like to see an online learning module?

Please use this board for experiences of other methods of deciding interrupted games.

Moderator: nompere

7 26 Downloadable Example of delicately poised match
by Acumen
Apr 2, 2020 10:52:18 GMT
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60 205 Provision of club umpires ?
by Acumen
Dec 9, 2021 17:34:53 GMT
No New Posts Field Equipment & Clothing

Do you have any favourite gadget?
Do you use a light meter?
Would you like to see something else made generally available?
Do you carry a Resusciade?

Moderator: nompere

33 171 Match Record Cards (CooperCards)
by ianrh
Mar 20, 2022 9:28:57 GMT
No New Posts Coaches and Players

This section is for any messages to or from coaches, including detials of vacancies or posts required.

Moderator: swerveman

1 2 The weight of a bat
by wtachetna
Jun 2, 2016 7:26:48 GMT
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by Acumen
Mar 7, 2016 10:48:51 GMT
No New Posts ECB ACO Progress

How well are the replacement courses and examinations being implemented in your area?

This board was started in August 2008 with some of the relevant threads moved from other boards for clarity. Some of them have been pruned.

17 101 Another training resource.
by Acumen
Feb 26, 2019 15:38:25 GMT
No New Posts IDIRIYA - Sri Lanka Disability Campaign

Ajith Perera has inspired a national campaign to raise awareness of the needs of the disabled, especially amongst the architects of the reconstruction following the Tsunami

10 20 Ajith C S Perera died 29oct20
by Acumen
Nov 3, 2020 18:32:46 GMT

Archived Material

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No New Posts Previous Training Courses

This may be useful for anyone seeking details of local instructors who are not currently advertising courses.

26 64 New Post Notification.
by Acumen
May 18, 2008 10:19:37 GMT
No New Posts ECB Officials Association

Have you joined ECBOA?

What are your views on this new organisation?

Moderator: swerveman

11 97 August news letter
by blackbeard
Aug 13, 2008 16:03:05 GMT
No New Posts 2007 ECB ACO proposals

In July 2007, a joint working party of ECB and ACU&S produced some detailed proposals for the creation of a new structure to be known as ECB Cricket Officials Association.

More information can be found at and in the Summer 2007 edition of Hows That?

Members (and non-members) of ACU&S are invited to submit their comments here.

We would prefer that you do join this Board before submitting comments so that replies can be sent, if appropriate, to your private email address.

15 160 ACO update on training
by Septic
Jun 28, 2008 10:04:41 GMT
No New Posts The Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers

The new officers - Chairman Geoff Lowden and General Secretary Steven Wood have put forward a number of ideas for discussion about the future on and would welcome your contribution.

If you would like to share your views on this subject with others, please post them here and also comment on ideas put forward by others.

30 267 Still no subscription refunds
by Acumen
Dec 4, 2008 21:38:32 GMT
No New Posts Institute of Cricket Umpires & Scorers Ltd

Do you have any views on the latest proposals put forward by Barrie Stuart-King, Peter Freeman, Dave Brandon, Tony Bastable and others?

8 18 ICUS no longer exists ........
by Septic
Dec 7, 2008 11:24:12 GMT


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