Umpire Courses

ECB Umpiring Course 2024 

This course is designed to give new umpires the key skills, knowledge and confidence to stand as an umpire in cricket. No prior experience of umpiring in cricket is required before attending the course.

Whether you plan to support Junior Softball cricket through to adult cricket, this course will cover the following topics:

- Understanding the role of the umpire
- Gain a basic understanding of umpiring the game
- Answering appeals and the common methods of dismissal
- How to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in the game
- Judging whether or not it is safe to play

The course is split into classroom and practical learning, so we recommend learners to come dressed appropriately.

Learners will be asked to complete some e-learning prior to attending the course, which will take no more than 90 minutes to complete in total. Pre-learning can be completed via multiple visits or in one go.

Learners must be 14 years of age at the time of the course.

Cost: £70.00*

*Cornwall Cricket Board will reimburse £40 upon completion of all the elements of the course. and the Cornwlal Cricket League £30 if umpires stand in five CCL matches (evidence is required)*

Post-course, learners will have the confidence and competence to go and umpire at appropriate levels within recreational cricket.


You must be 14 or over to register for this course, if under 18 parental permission must be obtained before you proceed. Cornwall would really welcome female and young people to attend these courses. This could lead to a great opportunity to a professioanl career. 

For Callington book here     7th July 2024  09:30 - 16:00 at Callington Cricket Club

Successful candidates who complete the £70 course will gain the M5/6 or W6 grades.

To join the Cornwall ACO League Panel

In order to become a panel umpire it is expected that the candidates go on to complete CPD modules. These modules are currently being developed by the ECB.

When this becomes available Cornwall ACO will be delivering the material. It is not our intention to make any charge for that.

Cornwall ACO does not intend to run any CPD courses this winter. Any candidates that attend any course other than the new ECB course, will NOT be given a grade (M5/6 or W6) by the ECB. 

We will however fully support any candidates as they look to progress onto the panel.

Wayne Kercher

Cornwall ACO Development Officer

Wayne Kercher

CACO Development Officer