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Learn about Umpiring

While we can help you get there, you don’t have to want to become an ICC Panel member to get tuition from the CACO.  We run a series of courses which start from the basics up to intensive courses which will qualify you as a Panel Umpire and beyond.

Basics of Umpiring

This online course is aimed at club umpires who just need to know the key laws and basic field craft and those players who umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend. For ages 13 and over.


It’s Your Call – Umpire Education Stage One

This course is designed to give an overview of the basic Laws of the Game, how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management.  This course is a perfect introduction for new club umpires, a refresher for existing umpires and the first step for those who aspire to umpire at higher levels. For ages 13 and over.


Basics of Scoring

This course is designed to provide you with all the skills needed to start scoring.  The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket such as, scoring symbols, umpire signals, dismissals and gives a helpful overview of the Laws of the Game. For ages 13 and over.


ECBACO/CACO Umpire Education Stage 1 Course

Date: 16th February 2020

Venue: Cornwall Cricket Centre, Truro College, Truro. TR1 3XX

Times: 09:00 – 17:00

NEW  Full Course Subsidy available via Clubs

£30 Course Fee includes: Resource pack & first year membership of ECB ACO (membership is optional and subject to meeting application criteria). You will also receive a £20 discount code to apply for Stage Two on registration, this course will run on 1st. March 2020.

All candidates will register and pay online: , during the booking and payment process. They will also receive a link for online DBS application if they choose to apply for membership.

Criteria: Open to all be they prospective umpires, club umpires, players, captains, coaches, managers,scorers, student sports academic qualifiers, followers/observers of the sport. (NB: CACO require that the online MCC Laws’s test be completed and presented prior to attendance certificate/accreditation being granted.The completion of the MCC online Basic level Laws test requires a minimum achievement score of 80%, it is free to register with unlimited retakes.Web: 

It’s fun & sociable. Win that contentious point in the bar with your up to date knowledge and application of the Laws

You may wish as an alternative, to complete the online ECB eLearning Hub module on MCC Laws relating to Stage 1 and 2. Access to the hub is granted upon registration and your progress will be automatically recorded for verification purposes.

Contact:  For enquiries Nik Lewis CACO Education Administrator   Email: 

ECBACO/CACO Umpire Education Stage 2 course

Date: 1st March 2020

Venue: Cornwall Cricket Centre

Times: 09:00 – 17:00

Course Fee £30 (Reduced to £10 with discount code from Stage 1) Stage 2 resource is contained within the Stage 1 workbook.

Criteria: Must have completed UE Stage One or qualified Level One in last 5 years.

These two courses together provide the skills & knowledge to be accepted on the CACO umpire panel for league appointments. On registering for Stage 1 you will be, or would have been, given a limited time discount code to register on Stage 2. This is an opportunity not to be missed from both an educational and financial stand point. The understanding and skill set on completion are thorough, as is the experience and wisdom of the umpires tutoring and it only costs a tenner if you book when booking Stage 1.