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Umpire Course & Examination

All qualified umpires are required to attend at least one course in two years to refresh or upgrade their qualifications.

Candidates should apply through their Regional Umpire, existing umpires wishing to refresh or re-qualify should apply direct  to the Chair of the Umpiring Commission but as a courtesy should inform their Regional Umpire.

You can download an Application form or contact the Chair, Umpiring Commission.


Umpire's Code
  • prepare for each event, coordinating with the event organiser if necessary.

  • be another team in the event, together with the organiser promoting a neutral approach to all players, teams and spectators.

  • be firm, fair and friendly to all players and spectators.

  • present a professional image at all times, correctly dressed in umpire’s uniform.

  • not smoke or drink when umpiring.

  • be on the watch for strict application of the rules of play and the administration rules which complete them.

  • not allow inappropriate language, behaviour or unsporting techniques.

  • concentrate on the games they are in charge of.

  • stay aware of the overall state of the competition and endeavour to ensure it progresses smoothly and without delay.

  • anticipate and resolve likely problems wherever possible.

  • have regard for the best interests of the game, including where publicly expressing an opinion of any aspect of the game or anyone involved it.

  • always have regard for the health and safety of all participants and spectators.

  • never criticize another umpire’s decision, either at the time or retrospectively.

  • maintain a record of the event and any rulings, submit a report to the Chair of the Umpires Commission within 48 hours.

  • share unusual scenarios and individual decisions with other umpires.


 
Qualified Umpires (EPA)
INTERNATIONAL
Mike PEGG Devon 
NATIONAL
John THATCHER Devon
COUNTY
Robert PARKER Eastern (Chair, Umpiring Commission)
John EDMONDSON East Midlands
Sean NEWTON Isle of Wight
   
CLUB
Peter HARDY Anglia
Jerome MORAIS Anglia
Peter ASTLE Anglia
Steve ZIMMERMAN Chiltern
Neil STEVENSON Chiltern
Gareth SULLIVAN Chiltern
Vivien MIDDLETON-SAMS Eastern
Robin RALPH Great Western
Alan ROUTLEDGE Isle of Wight
Richard KING Northern
Ray GATENBY Northern
Mark BLACKALL Thames Valley
Dave MASON Heart of England
David HANCOX Heart of England
Andrew ROSE Kernow
Martin COOPER Anglia
Morris GOODMAN Mercia
John PROCTOR Mercia