New courses for cricket umpires and scorers

OWZTHAT! -- more umpires are needed by the South Notts Cricket League.
OWZTHAT! -- more umpires are needed by the South Notts Cricket League.

A beginners’ course for cricket umpires gets under way this week in the hope of persuading more people to take up the job in Hucknall, Bulwell and the rest of the county.

The course, which is being run by the ECB Association of Cricket Officials, starts in the Radcliffe Road stand at Trent Bridge, home of Notts CCC, on Monday and will run for ten weeks.

Registration is at 7 pm, and on subsequent weeks, the course will run for two hours each Monday from 7.30 pm.

The cost is £30, but the South Notts League, where Hucknall CC play, has agreed to reimburse this fee to anyone attached to one of its member clubs who completes the course.

A similar offer has been made to people interested in a beginners’ course for cricket scorers, which runs every Sunday morning from this weekend for six weeks.