Changes to Laws of Cricket

As well as the changes to our own formats as set out by NZ Cricket, there have been changes made to the general laws of cricket which are summarised below. Senior teams should check with their Umpires regarding interpretations of the new laws, while players and...

Umpiring Stalwart Passes Away

Graeme Lowrie the former President of the South Canterbury Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association passed away on May 19th. In Graeme’s time after retiring to Timaru in 1996 he was a prominent figure advocating on behalf of the Umpires and Scorers, a passion for...

Law Changes coming into effect Oct 1st

The MCC are updating the Cricket Laws which will come effective from October 1 this year. Two major changes that will have effect on our local competitions are;  If the bowler breaks his stumps on delivery – NO-BALL Runners will not be permitted for an...

One-man-band umpire loves every minute

Graham Begg is dedicated to cricket but what makes the 40-year-old somewhat different is that he is guaranteed to spend six hours behind the stumps on any given Saturday. Begg has the tough job of being the man in middle and admits umpiring can be a lonely job at...

Free Umpiring & Scoring Courses

While winter coaching is already in full swing, we also have the opportunity to run pre-season umpiring and scoring courses that will help people understand or keep up with the rules (which seem to change from season to season). This course may be handy for team...

Umpcam technology set for Big Bash

THIS is the $100 pair of sunglasses that will change the way television sport is delivered into our lounge rooms. From Wednesday night at the SCG, umpires will wear the glasses for the Fox Sports coverage of the Big Bash League. Read the full story here or watch the...

Lawyer at ease with cricket’s appeal

[singlepic id=170 w=320 h=240 float=left]Kim Cotton’s weekend pastime has many similarities to her day job. During the week she looks to uphold the law of the land, as a solicitor, and on the weekend she upholds the laws of cricket. The 32-year-old officiated in...

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