Umpiring Learning & Development
Redeveloped 2018 courses have been launched by the Surrey Association of Cricket Officials (SACO) who have published details of the first set of new Umpire Training courses. There is a wide range of stage 1 and stage 2 courses available across the county and details of all of the courses can be found on the Surrey Cricket Foundation website and the SACO website.
If any umpire would be interested in joining the 2018 Surrey Championship panel, potential applicants should email the secretary (Stuart Todd) to express their interest and an application form will be sent out.
Those interested in learning about the laws of the game can do so via an online course which the MCC is offering. The e-learning course can be accessed, upon registration, via the MCC website. There is also a summary document for review too.
Plus SACO is hosting presentations on the updated Laws of Cricket at The Kia Oval, Farnham and Redhill. These audio-visual presentations are open to everyone with an interest in cricket and membership of ECB ACO is not a requirement.
The ECB has recently published an update on their plan to bring free software to laptop scoring for recreational cricket and the professional game ahead of the 2018 season. Play-Cricket Scorer Pro, will be a professional digital scoring product with analysis capability for the dedicated scorer. NV Interactive, the chosen vendor, are the providers of both digital scoring to the New Zealand cricket team and analysis for the high-performance team in Loughborough and 18 First Class Counties.