Umpires Wanted!


Become the next generation of umpires

The Drakes Cricket League Umpires Association has launched a drive to recruit new umpires for the 2020 season.

Two training courses have been organised and the association is appealing to former players and cricket followers to become match officials.

The recruitment of new umpires is the top priority for the association. We need to recruit and train new umpires because numbers have dwindled in recent years as umpires have retired and recruitment hasn't kept pace with this.

We would ideally like to be able to staff every match with two panel umpires, but last season showed we are well short of achieving that goal. At the recent League AGM Clubs voted to provide Club Umpires at all Home & Away 2nd XI Competition League fixtures. 

Courses to attend

A Stage One course will be held on Saturday 15 February 2020 and a Stage Two course on Saturday 22 February 2020, both courses will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm at Broad Oak Cricket Club, 184 Gillroyd Lane, Linthwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5SS.

The courses will be staffed by ECB ACO tutors and will prepare candidates for the challenge of umpiring in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League.

Occasional Umpiring your thing? You can join our Umpire Pool. Click the banner below for more details.


Stage 2 Course

Sat 22 Feb 2020 | Broad Oak Cricket Club

 £10*   Click here to book

* Fee is reduced to £10 from £30 via discount code after you have registered for Stage 1

Half your course fee is refunded!

The league is offering to pay half the course fees for all candidates who go on to become members of the Huddersfield Cricket League Umpires Association & stand in half of the season’s fixtures in the 2020 season.

Details of the courses can be found on the YCB website via this link:

If full-time umpiring isn't your thing

If you would prefer to become a Pool Umpire & umpire when you are available rather than commit to umpiring every week & not attend the Courses, visit the Umpire Pool page. You can register your interest there.


Umpires Association Chairman

David Haikings

01484 301252

Umpires Association Secretary

Ron Tindall

01484 664002

Register Your Interest

Complete the form below to register your interest in the courses or joining the umpires pool for occasional officating.