Welcome to the website of the Umpires & Scorers of Bedfordshire
Welcome to the website of the cricket Umpires & Scorers of Bedfordshire.
had the honour of being elected as Chairman of the Bedfordshire
Association of Cricket Officials, following the retirement of my good
friend, John Gurney, who served on the executive of the association in a
number of roles, with distinction for over 20 years.
aim of the association is to provide training for umpires and scorers to
enable and prepare them to officiate competently in Ladies and Mens
cricket. We offer a full range of ECB approved courses enabling
officials to begin at entry level officiating in schools, youth and club
matches and progressing if they wish, to league panels and senior level
cricket. In order to further help officials further develop their
skills we offer the opportunity for them to be paired with a "mentor" or
be watched and advised by an off field observer.
We hold a
number of members meetings throughout the year, which enable officials
to meet, socialise and discuss any issues they may have with their
colleagues in a relaxed manner. The majority of meetings are addressed
by guest speakers who are interesting and often entertaining.
aim is to help officials develop their skills and importantly to ensure
that they enjoy officiating. We offer a very warm welcome to all who
visit this website and trust that the information you find here will be
of benefit and hope that it encourages you to consider becoming a
cricket official and joining our association. Please do not hesitate to
contact myself or my fellow BACO officers who will be pleased to provide
you with more information regarding our activities.