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Umpires Training 2018

Refresher training for Umpires on the new Laws is on the 17th or 24th March at New Road from 9.00am - 1.00pm. Each umpire only needs to attend one session. To register please contact David Gower at

Digital Scoring on a laptop in 2018

Whether you are an administrator or a player on the field, Play cricket continues to evolve to be the only free online tool you need to manage the game and access all the latest scores and stats.

As part of their committment to improving the service ECB has announced that following a selection process, NV Interactive has been appointed to supply a new Play cricket digital laptop scoring solution. Informed by ECB ACO's scorers, there will be a new laptop scoring product available for the dedicated scorer of premier league recreactional cricket and the first class game for the 2018 season.

NV Interactive have proved themselves to be a market leader delivering a broad range of digital experiences for global clients including BBC, ESPN and Microsoft. More specifically they will build upon ten years of laptop scoring provision for top flight cricket in New Zealand as well as the provision of analysis software to the ECB for international and first class cricket.

We'll provide further updates on this exciting developement in January including the opportunity for scorers to try to test the software to help us make this the best possible laptop scoring solution.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------Old Elizabethans Scorer needed

Old Elizabethans CC are looking for a scorer for the 1st XI, good remuneration on offer. All season would be ideal, but partial availability will also be accepted.

Contact Steve Walsh for further details: 07834 115973


NEW UMPIRES are always required and if you know anyone who would like to stand in WCL, please contact Mike neal on 01527 523937.


Are you getting on a bit?

If any players are approaching 50 years of age, Worcestershire Seniorswould like to hear from you for their 50+, 60+ and 70+ sides. Any league players 48+ should contact their Secretary, Glyn Thomas on 0121 421 5648 or 07800 709171 or email : to see what opportunities there are to extend your playing career with their friendly yet competitve teams.



The league has a stylish TIE and you can buy one for £10. Contact the Administrator on 01905 774210 or send your cheque to the address in the handbook.





Some changes to the 2017 Handbook:

Himbleton 2nd XI Captain's e mail should read

Redditch Entaco have appoointed Liam Phelan as 3rd XI Captain his number is 07881 238969 e mail

Enville have a new 2nd XI Captain, Mark Jenkinson 07581 522862 e mail

Harborne 4ths - new Captain, Sarah Sribala-Sundaram whose number is 07890 990718.

Old Hill 4ths - new Captain, Jamie Watson, number 07946 204948.

West Malvern's skipper, Matt Gammon's number is incorrect in the handbook, it should read 07411 614614.

Eastnor - new 2nd XI Captain, it is Steve Davies who is on 07880 783551

Droitwich - new Captain - Martyn Davies on 07949 225665

Colwall - new Secretary - Nicky Carless on 01684 540611

Fiveways Old Edwardians' Delegate is now Jon Tovey who can be contacted at

In addition on page 192 which covers penalties for Technical breaches, the page should have made clear that penalties shown under numbers 4-8 will only be applied if reported by panel umpires.

NEW UMPIRE : Ian Worrad 01684 294532, 07830 002051



Under playing condition 2a&b(i), a Captain can demand a Pitch inspection when he is informed that a home team wishes to cancel a match due to bad weather.

Please note the following:

1.  The AWAY Captain must immediately notify his opposite number that he intends to ask for this power.

2. He must initiate the inspection before 10.30am after that thedecision must be left until the scheduled start of the match.

3.  If a pitch inspector attends to give an opinion, he should be paid £10 by the Away Club if the match is not played and by the Home club if it is.

Some Umpires/Delegates have volunteered their services on Saturday mornings and can be contacted direct by away teams, they are:

MALVERN AREA : Ian Worrad - 07830 002051

BRIERLEY HILL : Andy Goodwin - 01384 261061

KIDDERMINSTER AREA : Bill Brooks - 01562 68561

REDDITCH AREA : Neil Sutton - 07709 057776

STOURBRIDGE AREA : Tony Boardman - 07966 328869

WORCESTER AREA : Tom Gray - 07593 415368


The Umpires and Scorers Association has a website: For their latest news please click on the link below.



New members - if you sign new adult members from other clubs, whether WCL or not, it would be good practice to get a self-declaration form signed as per the example pdf on the download page.


THE LEAGUE TREASURER is David Mills, 23, Forest Close, Bewdley DY12 2UF, TEL. 01299 402800.

The Bank sort code is 30-99-90 and our account number is 03021586 for any club that wishes to pay us by BACS.