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Bedfordshire Association Of Cricket Officials
Welcome to the website of the Umpires & Scorers of Bedfordshire

Welcome to the website of the cricket Umpires & Scorers of Bedfordshire.

I 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.

The main 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.
The 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.

Bob Browning