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Cricket matches are much more enjoyable if a qualified umpire
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 broken, Batsman out of ground, Appeals, Bowled, Caught, Hit ball twice, Hit wicket, LBW, Obstructing the Field, 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.