Calling all umpires - get your eye in!

John McKillop signalling six runs in Zuoz 2012
John McKillop signalling six runs in Zuoz 2012

Ahead of the start of the 2013 Swiss cricket season, the Swiss Federation Of Cricket Umpires & Scorers (swissFOCUS) have been looking into ways of helping their umpires get their eye in ahead of the opening of the season.


Here are some tips to help you:

  • If you have an opportunity to umpire some indoor cricket before the players move outside, take it.
  • Failing that, find out where there is a pre-season friendly match in your area and ask the organisers if they would like you to stand. 
  • Read through some of the material from your last umpiring course, just to refresh your memory.
  • Ask your local umpiring organisation if there are any courses or refresher courses lined up.
  • Browse the web, in particular Youtube for umpire training videos such as this training video with Mike Taylor in Australia.  

And of course, don't forget to read up on the rules and make a special note of the recent changes adopted at the Council Meeting on Saturday 2nd March 2013.


We hope that these will be helpful in your preparations for the coming season and we wish you a great 2013 cricket season standing in the field!