Always wanted to be in charge in the middle? Applications are open now for $1000 Youth Umpire Scholarships at Northern Districts Cricket.  Available for aspiring umpires aged between 16-23 looking to achieve their Level 3 qualification.

By successfully completing the scholarship you will receive $1000 training fee (paid to umpires in 2 installments. First installment at sign up and balance at the end of the programme.)

Enrollment onto the ND scholarship training programme includes:

  • Contact with ND's umpire manager and Regional Training Officer
  • One to one sessions with umpire manager/Regional Training Officer 
  • 4 group sessions
  • 6 boundary assessments
  • Opportunity to umpire in games
  • Gaining an official umpire qualification
  • Having the confidence and knowledge to stand in games
  • Ongoing support throughout this season and beyond
  • Becoming a valued member of the ND umpiring group

Enrolled participants are required to:

  • Attend all group sessions and one to one's with umpire manager
  • Complete the level 3 umpire course by end of March 2018
  • To umpire a minimum of 6 games throughout the season.

To apply contact Cliff Dickeson at Northern Districts Cricket on 0274 802 789 or email.


Become an Umpire or Scorer

I Want To Be An Umpire or Scorer. How Do I Start?

Initially make contact with your local District Cricket Association who will direct you to their Umpire/Scorer Association and their Recruitment and Training Officer OR make direct contact with the NDC Umpire Manager: 

Andy Connors  Email Andy

What Umpire/Scorer courses and training material is available through NDCUSA?

Local training officers within each District Association have access to a range of material designed to target the various groups of umpires/scorers  from those coming in at "grassroots level" (Level 1)  to those who have been actively involved for several seasons and keen to pursue a  "Professional" career at National and International levels (Level 5).

This material is available in written booklet form or on line. Examples include:

  • Umpiring at the beginning
  • Introduction to Umpiring
  • Introduction to Scoring
  • The Player Umpires Companion
  • The Umpires Companion  ( published by NZCUSA)
  • Tom Smith's Cricket Umpiring and Scoring
  • MCC's The Laws of Cricket ( the blue book)

What are the attributes of a good umpire and scorer?

  • Ability to make unbiased decisions and take responsibility for those decisions
  • Honest  with respect  for self and others
  • Confident with good communication skills
  • Knowledgeable of the game and it's Laws
  • Have a love for the game
  • Take pride in the role both on and off the field

District Association Contacts for Umpires and Scorers

Northland:   Geoff Ogle: 0210408640, Email Geoff

Counties/Manukau: John Dempsey: 021771965, Email John

Hamilton:  Llewellyn Els:  021444614,  Email Llewellyn

Waikato Valley:  Mike Friis: 0275682747,  Email Mike

Bay of Plenty:  Kevin Earl: 0274878219, Email Kevin

Poverty  Bay: David MacDonald: 0274655114  Email Dave