Saturday 28 November 2015

Both Umpires

  • Watch the crease, not the bat or the stumps in the case of close run outs or stumpings. Your peripheral vision will show you the wicket being broken. In the case of the quick single and a direct hit, again focus on the crease. You will hear the wicket being struck. If in any doubt about the wicket being put down fairly, you must consult with your colleague.
  • When the strikers end wicket needs remaking, always check the alignment with your partner prior to moving back into position. If the bowlers end wicket is remade during an over, wait at the end of the over and ask your colleague to check it when he walks into position.
  • Keep a notebook for all necessary information like, players leaving the field, batsman on strike and who bowled the last over before an interval and the multitude of penalty runs and unfair play situations. Also note runs scored off overthrows etc. so you can check with the scorers at the next interval.
  • Bowling Injury Prevention: It is also important to keep a record of Under 19 and Under 17 bowlers on the number of overs each are allowed to bowl consecutively and the maximum number of overs they can bowl per day. All notes should be kept until the conclusion of the match.

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