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

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.


For Callington book here     17 March 2024  09:30 - 16:00 at Callington Cricket Club

For Truro book here              24 March 2024  09:30 - 16:00 at Cornwall Cricket Centre, Truro College



To join the CACO League Panel

Previous CACO Courses - The 2024 Courses TBA

ECBACO/CACO Umpire Education Stage 1 course

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

Early in the New Year:  Date: 26th. February 2023

To All Clubs: Course fees for anyone attending and completing the ECBACO Umpire Courses (Umpire Stage One or Stage Two) shall be reimbursed by CCL.

Course Fees (Stage 1 or 2 = £30, both in the same year = £40) reimbursed by CCL

£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 12th March 2023.

They will also receive a link for online DBS application if they choose to apply for membership.All candidates should register and pay online here

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.


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


ECBACO/CACO Umpire Education Stage 2 course

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

Date: 12th. March 2023

Time: 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.

All candidates should register and pay online here

All candidates 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.