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The following BACO Umpiring Courses have been arranged

Stage 1 : Penn and Tylers Green. Thursday evenings from February 7th to February 28th.

Stage 2 : Drayton Parslow. Saturday 2nd and 9th February.

Stage 2 : Penn and Tylers Green. Thursday evenings from March 7th to March 28th.

If you are interested in attending, please sign up via the ECB website www.ECB.co.uk.

Go to the bottom of the page and click on "Officials, Find a Course".

Umpire Stage One

This course is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire matches at the basic recreational level where there are no independent umpires appointed.

Umpire Stage Two

This course is designed to give you further knowledge and skills to enable you to become a member of a league panel and is available if you are a member and have attended the Club Umpire. It will complement that course by looking beyond the basic laws, build on field craft and match management techniques and introduce the concept of working, as a team, with a colleague

Umpire Stage Three

This course is designed for experienced umpires who aspire to stand at the highest level of league cricket and is available to anyone who has attended the Stage One and Two courses or equivalent. As well as the interpretation and application of Law it also covers the management of the match, the field and the players on it. Man management and other practical aspects are also covered. The course will be suitable for those umpires who, although not aspiring to Premier league cricket, still want to develop their skills to be the best umpire they can be.

Umpire Stage Four

This is the course for you if you wish to stand at the highest levels of recreational cricket and is available if have attended the earlier three courses or equivalent. It puts together all the knowledge and skills needed to become a confident well, rounded umpire.