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Umpire Courses


Find and book your place on umpiring courses, and join the ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ACO).

Winter Training 2020/21

Due to COVID, there are no face to face scorer courses planned at this time, however, the Association of Cricket Officials have launched of two, free of charge, online courses for anyone involved in umpiring cricket.

Basics of Umpiring

This 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.

Individuals who complete this course will be eligible for full ECB ACO Membership. You will be required to complete the necessary forms (online) to obtain this.

  • Under 16s will receive full membership immediately, which will continue until 18 (providing they remain an active member). An ECB DBS is required upon turning 16.
  • Over 16s will also receive free membership until they are 18*
  • Over 18s receive their first year free*

*All over 16s will need an ECB DBS to secure full membership, but will be joined as Associate members until they are able to get the certificate. For more information on DBS’ please contact Chris Munden.

More information

For more information, please contact:

Peter Sawyer

GACO Education Officer

Phone – 01452 812 911


Want to Stand?

If you are an umpire who is available and keen to get involved in umpiring throughout the county then please contact Dave Hull the Secretary of GACO.

Gloucestershire is always on the lookout for new umpires and we would be delighted to welcome new members.

Dave Hull

GACO Secretary


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