Date: 13th Apr 2024
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Administration Documents - Umpires Forms

Over rate calculation

 Over rate calculation chart (45kB)

ECB pitch and outfield assessment 

 Pitch & Outfield Scoring System (64kB)

Spirit of Cricket

 Spirit of Cricket scoring system (38kB)


Captains Report - Please return the form to Kevin Wilson on the Wednesday after the match (Thursday for Sunday fixtures) at the following e-mail address:

When completing the Captains Report please take into account the notes shown below: -

Captains should be objective when completing the Report. It is designed so that the overall performance of the umpire can be assessed and not just the decisions made. The information supplied helps with the development of umpires and to improve their performance. Where umpires gain low marks in any category then this information may be used to provide further guidance or training. At the end of the season the marks are used to ‘grade’ umpires locally, are supplied to the ECB to assist in the further development of umpires and to make regional and national appointments.

Communication – players and colleagues – did the umpire?

Communicate effectively with the captains, players, with his colleague and the scorers during the match?

Conduct a pre-match discussion prior to the toss

Obtain team sheets and match balls

With colleague, raise any issues related to the match with the captains including ‘Spirit of Cricket’

Have a polite and friendly attitude


Control of the match – did the umpire?

Ensure that the timings for the match and intervals were followed

Ensure covers were used, if required

Involve his colleague when it was necessary to speak to either captain

Interpret ground, weather and lights issues effectively

Have a confident and positive manner


Control of the players – did the umpire?

Deal effectively with any potential conflict situation

Use common sense when dealing with players

Allow the match to be played but have an appropriate level of intervention

Apply the Laws of the Game, Spirit of Cricket and Disciplinary Sanctions effectively


Decision Making – did the umpire?

So far as you are aware, apply the Laws of Cricket correctly when making decisions

Consider appeals in a calm and confident manner

Make decisions consistently throughout the match

Consult his colleague where necessary

Have a consistent interpretation of wide balls, leg byes and no balls


Positioning and Signals – did the umpire

Give signals to the scorer and receive a response

Get into position, at either end, in order to make correct decisions for no-balls, run outs or short runs

If utilised, manage a runner for an injured batsman effectively 

2022 Captains Reports on Google docs

 2022 Captains Reports on Google docs (12kB)