New South Wales Cricket Umpires & Scorers Association
Nos praeimus, sequuntur ceteri - We lead, others follow
Welcome everyone to our umpiring site! We are certain that you will find lots of information that is interesting and/or helpful to you. We now have available an updated membership and examination system.
This site provides an insight into our association and keeps you up-to-date with happenings in both city and country umpiring and scoring, as well as items of interest from around the world. You can also find the latest copies of E-Newsletters in our library and our quarterley journal "Black & White" is also available on line. Watch out for interesting technical questions and training tips which are regularly added. Our "Members Only" area also provides the latest presentations on techniques and training so that you may improve in various facets of your umpiring.
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|Gerard Abood appointed to umpire a Plunket Shield match||updated December 9, 2013|
NSWCUSA member and National Panel umpire, Gerard Abood, has been appointed to umpire a match in the New Zealand Cricket first class competition – the Plunket Shield.
Gerard will stand with Tony Gillies in the Canterbury v Northern Districts four day match at Hagley Oval, Christchurch, starting on 12 December. Tony Gillies is a member of the New Zealand Cricket Elite Umpire Panel.
This opportunity comes about for Gerard as part of the annual first class umpire exchange between Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket.
Previously this season umpire Wayne Knights from New Zealand officiated in the Bupa Sheffield Shield match at the WACA Ground between Western Australia and Victoria with Simon Fry.
We congratulate Gerard on his first appointment to umpire a first class match in another country and wish him well for an enjoyable experience and a successful match.
|Question posed re fielder absent or leaving the field (Law 2.5)||updated December 9, 2013|
The following question has been posed of the Technical Committee by a member from a recent SCA Grade match:
I was umpiring in a match recently where a player returned to the field after a 45 minute absence. 10 minutes later he left the field again, this time for 11 minutes. When is he permitted to bowl again?
The player would need to wait 35 minutes before he could bowl.
The second period of absence (11 minutes) was less than 15 minutes, so this period would not be added to his penalty time.
From his original period of absence he has only served 10 minutes of penalty time (the period of playing time where he is not allowed to bowl), so he is required to wait a further 35 minutes before he can bowl again.
Law 2.5 states that if a player is absent for 15 minutes of playing time or longer he shall not be permitted to bowl thereafter until he has been on the field for at least the length of playing time for which he was absent.
|Umpire and scorer appointments announced for next round of WT20 and WNCL matches||updated December 9, 2013|
Sue Woodhouse & Ian Wright
NSW Breakers will host South Australia Scorpions in three women’s national matches from 20-22 December 2013.
The umpire and scorer appointments have been announced by Cricket Australia and we congratulate our members who have been selected:
20 December, WNCL at Drummoyne Oval – 10am start
Umpires: Marc Nickl & Bruce Whiteman
Scorers: Sue Woodhouse & Ian Wright
Referee: Graham Reed
21 December, WT20 at the SCG – 3pm start
Umpires: Andrew Hamilton & Simon Lightbody
Scorers: Robyn Sanday & Kay Wilcoxon
Referee: Graham Reed
22 December, WT20 at Drummoyne Oval – 10am start
Umpires: Gary Crombie & Mark Hughes
Scorers: Chris McLeod & Sue Woodhouse
Referee: Graham Reed
Particular mention is made of umpire Gary Crombie who will be making his debut in the WT20 competition.
|Umpire exchange to occur between NSWCUSA & Cricket Tasmania||updated December 9, 2013|
The umpire exchange between NSWCUSA and Cricket Tasmania will occur this weekend.
TCUSA member Jamie Mitchell will visit Sydney to officiate in the 1st Grade two day match at Bankstown Oval between Bankstown and Manly-Warringah.
NSWCUSA member Simon Lightbody will travel to Hobart where he will officiate in three CTPL 1st Grade T20 matches. Simon will umpire two matches at Blundstone Arena and he will also be privileged to stand with two NUP members in Mike Graham-Smith and Sam Nogajski.
The Association sees this exchange as an important opportunity for emerging umpires to officiate in a premier competition in a different state under different sets of playing conditions.
Last season Simon Burns visited Sydney and David Taylor umpired in Hobart, both enjoyed their experience and received feedback regarding their umpiring and further development.
We wish Jamie and Simon the very best for an enjoyable exchange experience, and for successful matches.
|Substitutes||updated December 9, 2013|
Some questions have been raised regarding substitutes so members are reminded on behalf of the Technical Committee the following key points regarding this Law:
Umpires have the authority to allow a substitute fielder if a nominated player has been injured or become ill since the nomination of the players. The nomination of the players should be in writing and occur prior to the toss.
A substitute fielder may be allowed by the umpires at their discretion for other wholly acceptable reasons.
There are restrictions on role of substitutes – a sub can’t:
- keep wicket
- be captain
- be a runner
If a fielder fails to take the field with his side at the start of the match or at any later time, or leaves the field during a session of play, if he is absent for 15 minutes or longer of playing time, he shall generally not be permitted to bowl thereafter until he has been on the field for at least the length of playing time for which he was absent.
Members should note that absence or penalty time does not carry over into a new day’s play and will only continue into the second innings of a match in the case of a follow-on or forfeiture in which case a side would be in the field for two consecutive innings.
The time lost for an unscheduled break in play, providing the fielder comes on to the field at the resumption of play after the break, shall be counted as time on the field of play.
|Ian Wright to make first class debut||updated December 6, 2013|
Sydney Cricket Club first grade scorer Ian Wright will make his first class debut when he scores the top of the table Bupa Sheffield Shield match between NSW and South Australia at the SCG starting Sunday 8 December.
Ian is a popular and respected Principal Member of NSWCUSA.
A former first grade umpire, Ian is the Social Match Appointments Officer and a member of the NSWCUSA Scorers Committee.
He is a dedicated member and a highly competent scorer who has officiated in the One Day Domestic Cup, BBL, Futures League and State 2nd XI matches.
Ian has also scored at WNCL and WT20 levels.
We congratulate Ian on being selected to make his first class debut and we wish him well for an enjoyable and successful Sheffield Shield match.
Ian will be partnered by experienced International Scorer, Robyn Sanday.
The umpires for the eagerly anticipated NSW-South Australia Sheffield Shield match will come from the Cricket Australia National Umpire Panel, being Damien Mealey (Queensland) and John Ward (Victoria) while the match referee will be Peter Marshall from the Umpire High Performance Panel.
|2013 NSWCA State Challenge||updated November 29, 2013|
Neil Findlay Bruce Whitehouse & Laurie Borg (L to R)
Members Laurie Borg and Neil Findlay will today officiate in the 2013 NSWCA State Challenge match at the SCG.
The State Challenge is an annual fixture between the winner of the SCA First Grade Limited Overs Competition (North Sydney) and the winner of the Country Championship (Western Zone).
North Sydney has won the State Challenge twice, once in season 1993/94 and again in 1995/96.
Western Zone has never lifted the shield before.
The match referee will be Country Programs Manager, and NSWCUSA member, Bruce Whitehouse.
We wish Laurie, Neil and Bruce all the best for their day’s officiating at the SCG.
|Muhammad Qureshi elected to the NSWCUSA Board of Directors||updated November 8, 2013|
Dear Members & Affiliated Associations,
Following the resignation, due to personal reasons, of Dr Stephen Poole as Chair of the NSWCUSA Board and as a Director of NSWCUSA, an election for the position of Board Director was held at the Ordinary Meeting of NSWCUSA at Bowler’s Club of NSW on 6 November 2013.
Three members accepted nomination from the floor and a secret ballot took place among those members present at the Ordinary Meeting.
The members elected three scrutineers – Dr David Dilley, Dick French OAM and Troy Penman – to count the votes.
Dr Dilley, on behalf of the scrutineers, announced that Muhammad Qureshi was duly elected as a Board Director.
Mr Qureshi will hold office as a Board Director of NSWCUSA until the Annual General Meeting to be held on 2 July 2014.
At a Board Meeting on 29 October 2013 the Board of Directors elected Geoff Garland as Chair of the NSWCUSA Board.
Mr Garland chaired the Ordinary Meeting held on 6 November 2013 and in doing so praised the excellent contribution made by Dr Poole as the outgoing Chairman, as a Board Director, in the training area, as Zone Umpire Representative (Western) and for his organisation of the Centenary Year Dinner held at Dockside.
Mr Garland described as outstanding the contribution made by Dr Poole to NSWCUSA as an elected Director and an office bearer and wished Dr Poole well in his future endeavours.
Executive Officer, NSWCUSA
|No Dazzling Deeds with Bat or Ball||updated October 31, 2013|
A Centenary History of the New South Wales Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association 1913-2013
This wonderfully compiled book tells the story of the rise, growth and advancement of umpires and scorers in New South Wales. The book records the activities and performances of many who have been linked with the great game of cricket.
Umpires in a match do not bat or bow, but as Ted Wykes often said, "We umpires have the best view of the game".
The book of over 500 pages, and in excess of 200 images, looks at umpiring in Australia prior to 1900 and takes the reader through the formation of the New South Wales Cricket Umpires Association on 15 August 1913.
The words of the NSWCUSA motto - Nos praeimus, sequitur ceteri - We lead, others follow - are more than fully amplified in the Association history.
The book would make a wonderful Christmas present for the cricket tragic or the sports enthusiast.
Should you wish to purchase a copy of the book please contact Troy Penman on (02) 8302 6043 or via email at email@example.com
|Greg Davidson to make first class debut||updated October 28, 2013|
Cricket Australia Match Officials Manager, Sean Easey, this morning announced the umpire appointments for the first six rounds of the 2013/14 Bupa Sheffield Shield.
NSWCUSA member Greg Davidson has been selected to umpire the Tasmania v Western Australia round 6 match at Blundstone Arena in Hobart.
This will be Greg’s first class debut as an umpire.
He will become the 79th member of the Association to officiate at first class level.
Greg, a former first grade player and captain at the Parramatta Club, has now umpired 85 first grade matches in the Sydney Cricket Association, including the past two First Grade Grand Finals.
At representative level Greg has umpired four U19 One Day Internationals, four State 2nd XI matches and four matches in the Toyota Futures League.
He recently made his debut as an umpire at List A level, umpiring the Tasmania v Western Australia RYOBI One Day Cup match at BISP1 on 18 October 2013, handing in a strong performance.
Greg will stand in his fifth Toyota Futures League match from 18-21 November 2013 when he partners Nathan Johnstone in the Western Australia v Tasmania match in Perth.
Greg is a proud member of NSWCUSA and has made a positive contribution to the education and development of other umpires through his work as a Cricket Australia Accredited Umpire Trainer.
As an Association we are proud of Greg’s achievements so far, we acknowledge his appointment to umpire his initial first class match and the Association wishes him the very best for an enjoyable and successful first class debut in Hobart.
Greg will be partnered on field in the Bupa Sheffield Shield match by NUP member Paul Wilson with Cricket Australia UHPP member Bob Stratford the match referee for the four day fixture starting on 8 December 2013.
|Arthur Watson to stand in his 700th SCA match||updated October 24, 2013|
NSWCUSA life member Arthur Watson will officiate in his 700th match in the Sydney Cricket Association in Grade round 3.
Arthur will be partnered by Adam Davy in the 5th Grade match at Don Dawson Oval between Fairfield Liverpool and UNSW on 26 October and 2 November.
Arthur has enjoyed a distinguished umpiring career. A popular and respected umpire, Arthur was made a life member of NSWCUSA in 1987, he is also a life member of Sydney Cricket Association and Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Umpires Association.
A former Treasurer of NSWCUSA, Arthur held this position in the Association for 23 years making a significant contribution.
Arthur umpired at international and state level.
He stood in 3 One Day International matches in the 1979/80 Benson and Hedges World Series Cup, all at the SCG, one match between England and West Indies and two Australia v West Indies matches.
Arthur also officiated in 10 first class matches between 1979 and 1981, including the tour match between NSW and West Indies at the SCG in season 1981/82.
He umpired, at Oakes Oval Lismore in 1992/93, a women’s One Day International between Australia and New Zealand.
Arthur also supervised 2 One Day Domestic Cup matches including the final of the 1981/82 McDonald’s Cup between NSW and Queensland at the SCG and an Under 19 Test match in the same season at the SCG between Australia and Pakistan.
Arthur has been a friend and mentor to many umpires over the years and the Association congratulates him on this wonderful milestone of standing in 700 SCA matches – an outstanding achievement and a SCA record for an umpire.
Arthur’s SCA umpiring record is impressive:
· 365 first grade matches
· 50 second grade matches
· 78 third grade matches
· 120 fourth grade matches
· 68 fifth grade matches
· 19 municipal and shires matches
It is fitting for Arthur that this milestone match is being played at Don Dawson Oval for Arthur is a foundation member of Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Club and the Patron of the Lions.
We wish Arthur an enjoyable match and thank him for his dedicated service as a member and active umpire over the past 44 years.
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