Umpire Training Returns for 2019

Surrey Association of Cricket Officials (SACO) has launched the first courses of the 2019 training programme following a successful first year’s training under the new suite of ECB courses.

ECB’s new programme of umpire training sees four levels of training (Stage 1-4) aimed at providing people with a lower entry point into formal training. The new courses are shorter, cheaper and spend more time on the skills required to be a competent umpire rather than the Laws of the game which can be studied via a new online course MCC are offering.

Stage 1 courses are just £30 and even include a year’s free membership to ECB ACO and further discounts are available to candidates seeking to take the Stage 2 course immediately after the Stage 1 course.

The courses confirmed so far are below and you can click on the links to book a place on any given course:

Stage 1

Frensham Cricket Club – Mondays 25th February, 4th and 11th March: 7.30-10pm

Ashtead Cricket Club – Sundays 17th and 24th March: 1-5pm

Stage 2

Frensham Cricket Club – Mondays 25th March, 1st and 8th April: 7.30-10pm

Ashtead Cricket Club – Sundays 7th and 14th April: 1-5pm

Participation Manager, Simon Hards, said ‘Last year the ACO delivered a wide range of training across Surrey and South London and we are working closely together over the coming months to try and maximise the opportunity for people to train this winter. This will include a number of Introductory courses for umpires and scorers as well as the formal programme of training. We are extremely fortunate to have such a pro-active ACO in Surrey and we look forward to delivering some fantastic outcomes over the coming winter.’

For more information about SACO please visit their website –