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Cricket umpiring and scoring. I can answer questions on MCC Laws of Cricket but not ICC and other special regulations, which are frequently changing. I cannot answer questions on careers as a cricket umpiring. For details of courses, visit (anywhere that has advertised), (UK only)

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I passed The Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers Full membership examinations in 1961 and have been an instructor since 1973, and examiner since 1977 and have undergone the first stage training as an Umpire Assessor for ECB Association of Cricket Officials. I was Chairman of Training Board for ACU&S from 1981 to 1997.


ECB Association of Cricket Officials British Computer Society Society of Expert Witnesses Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Rotary International


MA Hons Cantab 1966 DMS Part 1, 1975 Enterprise Reader (rtd), Staffordshire University)

Awards and Honors

Taylor Scholarship 1963 Life Vice President ACU&S 1998

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2017-02-16 Umpire Jurisdiction for answering appeal:

Law 27.5. Answering appeals  ...  When an appeal is made, each umpire shall answer on any matter that falls within his jurisdiction.  When a batsman has been given Not out, either umpire may answer an

2017-02-15 Mistake in Score:

Law 3.15. ... The umpires shall, throughout the match, satisfy themselves as to the correctness of the number of runs scored ...    Law 21.8. ... Any decision as to the correctness of the scores shall

2017-02-10 Unfair Play:

What an unfortunate situation.    It is important that umpires should intervene tactfully at an early stage to prevent such deterioration.    There is nothing more they can do in MCC Law.    I would suggest

2017-02-02 Mankkad wicket:

MCC Law talks about Delivery Stride - and that would clearly have been Not Out.    However Competition regulations apply and I do not know the exact wording so it is quite possibly Out.  Had I been the

2017-01-24 No Ball Calling:

The sooner the Umpire can call it the better chance the Striker has of altering his stroke.    Also, just possible, enough time for Bowler to react and hold on to the ball.    There is no shame in an Umpire


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