Officials; Umpires & Scorers

Officials, Umpires and Scorers play an essential role in supporting the playing of cricket throughout England & Wales. The Wales Association of Cricket Officials (WACO) is the over-arching responsible body for Umpires and Scorers in Wales. Through its network of branches, WACO works closely with leagues to train, appoint and support umpires and scorers. 

For more information on WACO please visit here 

To book onto or find out about courses available please contact Michael Grossett 


We now have 5 confirmed courses across Wales for pre-season 2024 (all 9:30am-4pm):

17th February – Ebbw Vale CC click here

18th February – Neyland Community Hub click here

17th March – Ynystawe CC click here 

7th April – The Barn, Colwyn Bay click here

14th April – Vale CC (W&G) click here

So What does the course cover?

This new ECB Umpiring course is designed to give new umpires the key skills, knowledge and confidence to stand as an umpire in cricket. No prior experience of umpiring in cricket is required before attending the course although learners must be at least 14 years of age.

Whether you plan to support junior softball cricket through to adult cricket, this course will cover the following topics:

- Understanding the role of the umpire

- Gain a basic understanding of umpiring the game

- Answering appeals and the common methods of dismissal

- How to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in the game

- Judging whether or not it is safe to play

For more information on the ECB Association of Cricket Officials please visit here



Please see this page for all the scorers' courses here



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