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Interpretation of the Laws (Knowledge)

Cricket matches are much more enjoyable if a qualified umpire is appointed

Attending an Umpires Training Course can be a way of becoming qualified - see the links page for courses in your part of the world

Then find a club who need an umpire and you will be welcomed with open arms!

If after a couple of seasons, you enjoy being a regular umpire ask your local cricket league if they have a panel of neutral umpires, if so join it

Attending further courses may enable you to to progress along the pathway provided by your country's Cricket Board

With diligent studying of the Laws and gaining experience on the field of play, the sky is the limit

The 42 Laws of Cricket are sub-divided into 6 Modules with special emphasis on those Laws most likely to be administered during a cricket match


         Module 1- Spirit of Cricket, Players, Umpires, Scorers, Ball, Bat, Pitch, Creases, Wickets, Preparation of pitch, Covering, Interval, Start & cessation of play

         Module 2- Innings, Follow-on, Declaration, Result

         Module 3- Over, Scoring runs, Boundaries, Dead ball, No ball, Wide ball, Bye & leg bye

         Module 4- Fielder's absence & Substitutes, Batsman's innings & Runners, Practice on the field, Wicket-keeper, Fielder

         Module 5- Wicket is down, Batsman out of ground, Appeals, Bowled, Caught, Hit ball twice, Hit wicket, LBW, Run out, Stumped, Timed out

         Module 6- Unfair play, Player's conduct

Throughout the web site there is reference to the MCC Laws of Cricket and the International Cricket Council (ICC) playing regulations.