Courses & Training

Lincolnshire ACO run training courses each off-season to encourage and develop new umpires within the local area. Our courses are run by qualified and experiences tutors and are typically run one day per week across consecutive weeks.

New Umpires Courses for the 2019 Season
It’s Your Call – Level 1
This course is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire matches at the basic recreational level where there are no independent umpires appointed.
Open to all, be they prospective umpires, club umpires, players, captains, coaches, managers, scorers, student sports academic qualifiers, followers/observers of the sport.

Level 1 Course Venues & Dates:
Grantham Cricket Club
                                                                27th October & 3rd November 2018
Gorse Lane, Grantham, NG31 7UE                                                                                     BOOK HERE
Lindum Cricket Club                                                                                        20th & 27th January 2019
Saint Giles Avenue, Lincoln, LN2 4PE                                                                               BOOK HERE
Normanby Park Cricket Club                                                                           19th & 26th January 2019
Bagmoor Lane, Scunthorpe, DN15 9BE                                                                             BOOK HERE
Market Deeping Cricket Club 
                                                                   17th & 24th February 2019
Outgang Road, Market Deeping, PE6 8LQ                                                                         BOOK HERE
All courses are from 10am until 4pm and cost £30 for the course.
Refreshments are supplied.

It’s Your Call – Level 2
This course is designed to build on Umpire Education Stage One, covering further Laws and exploring the concept of working as part of a team with a colleague and the scorers. It is intended to introduce umpires to the skills and knowledge required to be members of a league panel. It is envisaged that participants, having completed the course, refresh their understanding of these Laws and study them more thoroughly by referring to the MCC online Laws Course.

Level 2 Course Venues & Dates:
Grantham Cricket Club                                                                               
17th & 24th November 2018
Gorse Lane, Grantham, NG31 7UE                                                                                     BOOK HERE
Lindum Cricket Club                                                                                      10th & 17th February 2019
Saint Giles Avenue, Lincoln, LN2 4PE                                                                               BOOK HERE
Normanby Park Cricket Club                                                                           9th & 16th February 2019
Bagmoor Lane, Scunthorpe, DN15 9BE                                                                             BOOK HERE
Market Deeping Cricket Club                                                                         17th & 24th March 2019
Outgang Road, Market Deeping, PE6 8LQ                                                                         BOOK HERE
All courses are from 10am until 4pm and cost £30 for the course. Receive a £20 discount when booking alongside your Level 1 (discount code supplied with level 1 booking).
Refreshments are supplied. 

New Scorers Courses for the 2019 Season
Club Scorer
Club Scorer is the only course to comprehensively teach you how to score, a more in depth look at the ‘art’ of scoring!
This course is suitable for complete beginners and existing scorers who want to improve their skills. On completion of the course you will receive an ECB ACO Club Scorer attendance certificate and have the opportunity to do other courses to progress your scoring if you so wish.

Club Scorer Course Venues & Dates:
Bracebridge Heath Cricket Club
                                                                       2nd & 9th March 2019
Cross O’Cliff Hill, Bracebridge Heath, LN4 2HL                                                                 BOOK HERE

Play Cricket Scorer Pro
This course doesn’t show you how to score but will guide you through the a wide range of topics relating to the use of Play Cricket Scorer Pro. Topics covered include:-
Clubs, Teams, Players, Locations, Officials and Match Types
Start up and set up including downloading a match from Play-Cricket.
Live Scores
Scoring locally when WiFi is not available or the match is not on Play-Cricket.
Configuring your settings and more…

Play Cricket Scorer Pro Course Venues & Dates:
Derbyshire County Cricket Club
                                                                              24th March 2019
The Pattonair County Ground, Derby,DE21 6DA                                                              BOOK HERE

All courses are from 10am until 4pm and cost £30 for the course.
Refreshments are supplied and free parking available.