CSMOA Training & Development Resources

Useful links and documents to help you make the most out of CSMOA and become the best official you can be!! 


More than just white coats standing in the middle....

The role of an umpire

The Umpires Team is made up of much more than just the two umpires standing at each end of the pitch.

Umpires (and all officials) are the "third team". 

Whether that is just you and your colleague (plus scorers and other stakeholders like groundstaff) or in bigger games how on-field umpires interactions with the 3rd & 4th umpires and other members of the team like the Match Referee.

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Umpire Signals

Ever wondered what all of the different signals that an umpire makes mean when they are being used during a match?

Look no further as we explain all of the most frequently used signals from the umpires right around the world of cricket.

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MCC Laws of Cricket

MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club - London) are the custodians of the Laws of Cricket and are responsible for the debating, decision making and drafting of the Laws.

Their website is a fountain of knowledge with copies of the most recent Laws, plus animation videos (also available on YouTube) and even a full, and free, eLearning facility here

Basics of Umpiring (ECB ACO resource)

Are you required to umpire for 5 or 10 overs at the weekend? Are you confident in the white coat? If not we can help…

Designed to help you during your 10 over stint of umpiring on game day, the ‘Occasional Umpire’ resource contains the umpiring basics ranging from the key Laws to basic field craft. Use this resource as you wish, view it once or return frequently throughout the season to refresh your knowledge.

This resource is free for you to improve the game day experience for yourselves, your teammates and your opposition!

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More than just pens & paper....

Basic Scoring (Online Course)

This free entry level course is designed to provide you with all the skills needed to start scoring You don’t need any prior knowledge of scoring to participate.

The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket such as scoring symbols, umpire signals, dismissals and gives a helpful overview of the Laws of the game (recommended for umpires too).

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How to score

How do you keep score in cricket? Sometimes it can seem a little complicated but this video will teach you everything from running between the wickets to boundaries to those all important extras. Remember, every run counts!

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Club Scorer – How to Record a Cricket Match

Club Scorer, ran over 12 hours, is the course for anyone wanting scoring on a regular basis and is the only one to comprehensively teach you how to score.

This course is suitable for complete beginners and existing scorers who want to improve their skills. On completion of the course, you’ll receive an ECB ACO Club Scorer Certificate.

If you’d like to progress past Club Scorer on the pathway, you will need to become an official member of ECB ACO.

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