Notices + Training.
Tea and coffee facilities will be available but no food will be supplied (candidates bring their own).
Our congratulations go to Ian Cavill and Kevin Holt - Umpires for the HAMER CUP FINAL 2017, and also Iqbal Aitcha and Peter Kershaw, who umpired the BIRTWISTLE CUP FINAL 2017.Congratulations also to B.C. Umpires Mark Liddell, Iqbal Atcha, Yousef Kathadra, Dil. Patel, and Matt Wilson on achieving the ECB. ACO. Level 1A.
The BCU&S. Committee congratulations go to our ACO. member DAVID HEAP who was awarded Life Membership of the organisation for services to the ACO. and ACU&S.
Congratulations to all the scorers who have passed exams recently, your names are on the scorers page on this website.
Captains reports are vital to the progression of umpires as we are all graded by the ECB ACO at the end of each season. Our gradings determine which kind of matches we are asked to officiate in outside the Bolton League. Anybody interested in joining us and wishing to become an umpire just contact any member or official of our association who will provide you with details that will point you in the right direction.
UMPIRES DRESS CODE.As photos of umpires are now being published on the “iScoop” and “Boltonumps” websites would all members please acknowledge our associations dress code at all matches in the future as follows.
Your co-operation in this matter will be appreciated.
INTRODUCTION TO UMPIRING
This short standalone course will give any cricket enthusiast curious about becoming an umpire a taste for what the role entails, and outline what lies ahead if you’d like to pursue your interest. If numbers are available this course can be arranged.
(Waiting for new 2018 course)
UPDATE FOR TRAINING DETAILS
From 2018 the ECB ACO will be replacing the old Level 1,1a,& 2 with a new two part Umpires training course called:-
IT'S YOUR CALL – UMPIRE EDUCATION STAGE ONE
This is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game, 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
IT’S YOUR CALL – UMPIRE EDUCATION STAGE TWO
This course is designed to give you further knowledge and skills to enable you to become a member of a league panel and is available if you are a member and have attended the Stage one course. It will complement that course by looking beyond the basic laws, build on field craft and match management techniques and introduce the concept of working, as a team, with a colleague
For more information on how to find and book a place on a course:-http://www.ecb.co.uk/be-involved/officials/find-a-course-Umpire-courses
For more information contact:- David Heap, 078 2115 4389 Course instructor.
Have you ever wondered what the umpire means by waving his arms around in a strange fashion?
1. Bolton Umpires.
Bolton Umpires & Scorers Association will hold a pre - season refresher/training day at Tonge CC. on 8th April 2018. (Free Lunch). Full details to follow soon.
2. The following is an extract from the ECB Code of Conduct.
Clubs should be aware that they have a responsibility for their players, officials, members and supporters. This includes offensive comments on social networking sites. Breaches will be reported to the Disciplinary Committee.
Bolton League Umpires are committed to ensuring that all young people (aged under 18) who play cricket in the Bolton Cricket league or county squads have a safe, welcoming and a positive experience.
The BCLU&S.comply with and fully adopt Safe Hands – this is the England & Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) policy to safeguard children within cricket. It promotes good practice, helps raise awareness and ensures people know what to do if they have any concerns about children or about the behaviour of adults in cricket.
Duty of Care. Everyone involved in cricket, whether it is at Club, District or County level, has a duty to ensure the safety and welfare of any young person involved in the sport. From prevention to protection, safeguarding in sport is everyone’s responsibility and involves keeping young people out of harm’s way both on and off the cricket pitch. It is not the responsibility of any individuals within the Club, District or County to determine if abuse has taken place, but it is their responsibility, and the responsibility of everyone within cricket, to confidentially report concerns to the relevant Welfare Officer.
Information for Club Welfare Officers.
The ECB/LCB. require all Clubs with Junior Sections or with Under 18s regularly playing in Open Age Cricket to have a Club Welfare Officer. Do not hesitate to contact the County Welfare Officers for information and advice.
League Welfare Officers
The role of the League Welfare Officer is primarily to support the County Welfare Officers in the flow of information and deal with any minor incidents within their Leagues. Clubs may also wish to ask for their advice on good practice issues but any safeguarding or welfare issues MUST be referred to the County Welfare Officers, not the League Welfare Officer.
All clubs must identify and appoint a Club Welfare Officer which must be notified to both County Welfare Officers. Those clubs that do not notify such appointment must realise that responsibility for child protection will fall to their Chairman.
Welfare Officer – Mike Buckley, 07710 421231 – firstname.lastname@example.org
BCL. Child Welfare Officer. -- John Hutchinson. -- 07733891091.
TMGCRB (for DBS checks) (CRB) – 0845 251 3000 – email@example.com
External Sources of Assistance
NSPCC - 24 hour helpline if you are worried about a child – 0808 800 5000
Umpires and Scorers Association.