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All qualified umpires are required to attend at least one course in two years to refresh or upgrade their qualifications.

Candidates should apply through their Regional Umpire, existing umpires wishing to refresh or re-qualify should apply direct to the Chair of the Umpiring Commission but as a courtesy should inform their Regional Umpire.

You can download an Application form or contact the Chair, Umpiring Commission.

UMPIRE'S CODE

We require all of our umpires to abide by the following rules:
prepare for each event, coordinating with the event organiser if necessary.
be firm, fair and friendly to all players and spectators.
not smoke or drink when umpiring.
not allow inappropriate language, behaviour or unsporting techniques.
stay aware of the overall state of the competition and endeavour to ensure it progresses smoothly and without delay.
have regard for the best interests of the game, including where publicly expressing an opinion of any aspect of the game or anyone involved it.
never criticize another umpire’s decision, either at the time or retrospectively.
share unusual scenarios and individual decisions with other umpires.
be another team in the event, together with the organiser promoting a neutral approach to all players, teams and spectators.
present a professional image at all times, correctly dressed in umpire’s uniform.
be on the watch for strict application of the rules of play and the administration rules which complete them.
concentrate on the games they are in charge of.
anticipate and resolve likely problems wherever possible.
always have regard for the health and safety of all participants and spectators.
maintain a record of the event and any rulings, submit a report to the Chair of the Umpires Commission within 48 hours.
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INTERNATIONAL UMPIRES

MIKE PEGG

Devon

NATIONAL UMPIRES

JOHN THATCHER

Devon

COUNTY UMPIRES

ROBERT PARKER

Eastern (Chair, Umpiring Commission)

JOHN EDMONDSON

East Midlands

GARETH SULLIVAN

Chiltern

CLUB UMPIRES

PETER HARDY

Anglia

JEROME MORAIS

Anglia

PETER ASTLE

Anglia

MARTIN COOPER

Anglia

GARETH THOMAS

Chiltern

VIVIEN MIDDLETON-SAMS

Eastern

ROBIN RALPH

Great Western

DAVE MASON

Heart of England

DAVID HANCOX

Heart of England

MORRIS GOODMAN

Mercia

JOHN PROCTOR

Mercia

RAY GATENBY

Northern

MARK BLACKALL

Thames Valley

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