It’s that time of year again – Specsavers is searching for New Zealand’s Favourite Local Cricket Umpire and needs the help of your club!

Who are the amateur cricket umpires in your community that deserve to be recognised and rewarded for their hard work, time and commitment to our favourite summertime sport?

Nominate them in the competition and not only will they win a stack of incredible prizes, but your club could win a cash prize too!

Nominate ‘New Zealand’s Favourite Local Cricket Umpire’, before 15 January 2016, here:


The winning umpire will receive:

  • A one-on-one training session with one of NZ’s leading cricket umpires
  • Tickets, travel and accommodation for two, to a BLACKCAPS game this summer
  • One voucher for two pairs of designer glasses from Specsavers

Plus six national finalists will each receive $500 cash and Specsavers glasses

 The person who nominates the winning umpire will win:

  • Signed BLACKCAPS memorabilia
  • Tickets for two to a BLACKCAPS game this summer
  • A voucher for two pairs of glasses from Specsavers

 How can your club get behind campaign?

  • Nominate umpires from your club and in your community
  • Share the competition with your club members – on the noticeboard, and via email if you can
  • Share the news about the search on your website and Facebook page (if you have one) – example posts are below
  • Take photos or submit videos showing why your umpire is deserving of this prize – share it on your website/Facebook page at tag Specsavers New Zealand
  • Hold an appreciation night for your club’s umpires and present them with fun awards for their service

Feel free to think of other creative ways that you can get your club on board with this competition and email us with suggestions or photos of how you are promoting this competition to your members.

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