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As restrictions begin to ease, the West of Scotland Association of Cricket Officials committee wish to advise that our several times delayed 60th Anniversary Dinner is scheduled for Friday 4th March 2022 @ 7.00pm, at Ralston Golf Club in Paisley (Strathmore Avenue (off Glasgow Road), Paisley PA1 3DT).

This year, the dinner is open to both WoSACO and CSMOA members & partners, as well as other members of the cricket and sporting community.

Sue Strachan (President) & Shane Burger (Men's Head Coach), Cricket Scotland will be joining us as speakers.

Cost is £25/head, payment is due on the night. Dress Code: Lounge Suit

Those wishing to attend, please email to Jim McClymont (jmbmcclymont@gmail.com) and please include any dietary requirements.

More details will be emailed out to those who have registered an interest nearer the time, including the menu.

Should be a great night and a long-overdue catch-up for the cricket community!!

Neil Cauldwell, WoSACO Secretary
3 February 2022

The CSMOA Management Committee met recently & ratified a couple of appointments, both effective from 1st February 2022.

Secretary - Craig MacDonell has been appointed as Secretary on the Management Committee, reporting to the Chair, Bob McFarlane.

Appointments Officer (West) - Mike Nash moves to this position, reporting to Match Administration & WTU Manager, Willie Ferguson.

Good luck to both Craig and Mike in their respective new roles, and many thanks for both your valuable input in previous roles (Assistant Secretary/Appointments Officer (West) & Umpire Development Manager respectively.

The Management Committee will shortly also issue an update regarding roles to be recruited at the AGM on 28th February with several vacant positions in our expanding structure. We would urge members to consider themselves for a role within CSMOA.

Neil Cauldwell, Domestic Umpires Manager
1 February 2022

To all concerned,
Notice is given that the CSMOA Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 28th February via Zoom @ 7.00pm.
Zoom meeting details, Agenda & associated reports will be issued nearer the date.

Neil Cauldwell, Secretary & Domestic Umpires Manager
29 January 2022

CSMOA is proud to announce our 2022 Umpires Training Courses.
This year we will be offering three different courses, an Introduction to Umpiring course as well as Stage 1 and Stage 2 courses. All courses will be taught via Zoom across various dates in February & March. As in 2021, there will be a female-only Stage 1 option available.

See the CSMOA website for more details and a link to our online registration form.
More Information
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Allan Jack, Head of Umpire Recruitment & Education
28 January 2022

The West of Scotland Association of Cricket Officials (WoSACO) wish to announce their upcoming AGM, to be held via Zoom on Tuesday 15th February 2022 at 7.30pm.

The 2022 AGM agenda, 2021 AGM minutes & officer nomination form have been sent to those on the current mailing list, with other reports & the Zoom meeting link to be sent nearer the date.

Anyone who is not on the mailing list (i.e. has not received the 2022 AGM agenda, 2021 AGM minutes & officer nomination form) should contact Neil Cauldwell (WoSACO Secretary) via email to obtain the necessary details.

Neil Cauldwell, WoSACO Secretary
27 January 2022

Official Media Release - Scottish Umpires to u19 World Cup
CSMOA are delighted to announce that both Allan Haggo and David McLean have been appointed to officiate at the u19 World Cup in the West Indies in January and February 2022. Allan and David are only the second and third Scottish umpires to be invited to a u19 World Cup, so this is a tremendous achievement for them both and is a testament to their dedication and hard work as well as reflecting excellent recent performances in International series and events.

Ian Ramage, CSMOA International & Regional Umpires Manager said "I'm really pleased for Allan and David and delighted they have been able to accept the appointment. The ICC consider an U19 World Cup as the pinnacle for an umpire from an Associate nation, so this is great for them, CSMOA and Cricket Scotland. I'm sure they will do well and represent Scotland with aplomb and I hope they really enjoy the experience."

Allan and David depart for the West Indies on 1st January 2022, with the event running through January and into early February.

Ian Ramage, International & Regional Umpires Manager
31 December 2021

Wee piece in The Courier about our CSMOA Chair, Bob McFarlane and the Rossie Priory club.

Neil Cauldwell, Secretary
11 December 2021

With the season drawing to a close we see the Women's Scottish Cup Finals Day with two semi-finals and the grand final being played at Dumfries Cricket Club today.

CSMOA officials appointed include: Neil Cauldwell, Willie Ferguson & Gregg Watson as umpires, sharing onfield & third umpire duties, whilst George Burns will be scoring.

First semi at 1030: Grange Cricket Club vs. McCrea West of Scotland Cricket Club – Willie Ferguson & Gregg Watson (Neil Cauldwell 3rd ump.)

Second semi at 1315: Carlton Cricket Club vs. Watsonian Cricket Club – Gregg & Neil (Willie 3rd)

Final at 1600 – Willie and Neil (Gregg 3rd)

Even with the season nearly at an end, this is a great opportunity for all involved, both players and officials. 

Willie Ferguson, Match Administration & WTU Manager
5 September 2021

It is with sadness that CSMOA wish to acknowledge the passing of John McIntear. Although not directly involved in cricket officiating in Scotland, John had virtually met with some of our members in the early stages of CSMOA before the start of this season in an advisory role looking to the future of disability cricket in Scotland and increasing our diversity of both players and officials.

One of John's lifetime ambitions was to officiate in a fixture at the Grange Cricket Club, unfortunately the ongoing restrictions had not allowed that to be scheduled yet.

John had recently been appointed as Match Manager and Referee for the forthcoming ECB Disability Premier League. We hope John's enthusiasm and work with Sports Officiating in a Powered Wheelchair (SOPW) will continue https://www.sopw.org/

Neil Cauldwell, Equality & Diversity Representative (CSMOA)
9 August 2021

Heriot's Cricket Club will play Watsonian's Cricket Club at Ayr Cricket Club - Cambusdoon on Sunday 22nd August.

Ronnie Gilliland & Steve Scott have been appointed as onfield umpires & Iain McDonald as 3rd Umpire.

The appointment to this match is much sought after and comes following excellent performances over recent years from those involved.

Charlie Clark (Heriots) and Stewart Oliver (Watsonians) will be scoring the Scottish Cup final for their respective clubs, along with our CSMOA Scorers Manager George Burns running the online scoring that will be linked to the livestream via the Cricket Scotland website. For the first time medals will be presented to the scorers for this fixture.

On behalf of the Management Committee and CSMOA Membership we wish all of those involved the very best of luck on the day & we look forward to watching what should be a thrilling match. 

Willie Ferguson, Match Administration & WTU Manager
3 August 2021

The Cricket Scotland Mens Regional Pro Series final will be played at Clydesdale Cricket Club this Thursday between Eastern Knights and Western Warriors.
The officiating team for this fixture is as follows:
Onfield Umpires: Allan Haggo & Ryan Milne
3rd Umpire: Alex Dowdalls
Scorers: Ken Nisbet, George Burns (Online), Michael Clarkson (Scoreboard)
Match Referee: Billy McPate

Ian Ramage, International & Regional Umpires Manager
2 August 2021

CSMOA is proud to announce the officiating team for the Cricket Scotland T20 Scottish Cup Finals Day to be held at Arbroath United Cricket Club (Lochlands) on Sunday 8th August. Congratulations to Neil Cauldwell, David McLean & Peter Redhead for their appointments to the three fixtures.
The three officials will share the onfield and third umpire duties for the three fixtures as follows:
Semi-Final 1:
Carlton Cricket Club vs. Ferguslie Cricket Club (10.30am) - Neil Cauldwell & Peter Redhead (3rd Umpire: David McLean)
Semi-Final 2:
Gala or Dumfries vs. Forfarshire Cricket Club (1.30pm) - Neil Cauldwell & David McLean (3rd Umpire: Peter Redhead)
Cricket Scotland T20 Scottish Cup Final (4.45pm) - David McLean & Peter Redhead (3rd Umpire: Neil Cauldwell)

Willie Ferguson, Match Administration & WTU Manager
30 July 2021

The Challenge Cup final for 2021 will be held at Drumpellier Cricket Club on the 8th August between Morton Cricket Club and Hillhead Cricket Club after their semi-final victories yesterday.

CSMOA is proud to announce that Matt Crawford and Ronnie Martin have been appointed to this fixture, congratulations both!!

Willie Ferguson, Match Administration & WTU Manager
26 July 2021

A friendly reminder to all our CSMOA officials that if your game is cancelled or abandoned for any reason (not just rain), please email the Appointments team. This enables them to update WhosTheUmpire (WTU) accordingly.

Willie Ferguson, Craig MacDonell & Steve Murphy - CSMOA Appointments
3 July 2021

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