Chance for umpires to learn more

Thursday September 24, 2015 Written by Published in Cricket

The Cook Islands Cricket Umpires Association will hold a workshop this evening to enhance the officiating skills of its members in The Computer Man Cricket competition.


The Motor Centre-sponsored association will hold the workshop for existing and potential new members at the Cook Islands Cricket office, from 6pm.

Cook Islands Cricket chief executive Alister Stevic says the domestic competition this season in both the men’s and women’s grades has seen an increase in the number of umpires in the weekly games.

He says they want to improve the standard of the competition by improving their umpires’ skills.

The Motor Centre Umpires Association recently received training from New Zealand umpire and trainer David Tidmarsh.

The association is keen to impart more knowledge to Rarotonga’s umpires.

“Through our partnership with the Motor Centre, we have been able to provide our umpires with opportunities to develop,” Stevic says.

“We have some fantastic and passionate umpires. It’s a tough job umpiring a three-hour cricket match and like players, umpires also make mistakes. However, the standard is continually improving.”

The workshop will be concentrating on wide and no-ball deliveries, reducing overs for rain delays and late play, and field and wicket preparation.

Any non-umpire association members wanting to attend should contact umpire coordinator Nauma Atiau on 56393.

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