Umpiring and Scoring

Umpiring and scoring are essential parts of every cricket game, and a great way to become involved. Umpiring ensures all cricket matches are fair, orderly and enjoyable for everyone. Umpires enjoy the challenge of cricket - plus the satisfaction of helping others enjoy their game.

Scorers can now provide live online progress so everyone can keep up with games.

We need many more active umpires and scorers to manage every cricket game.

Here's a start on how to get involved as an umpire or scorer, and who to contact within your area to find out more.

New Zealand's Kathy Cross became the first woman to stand in 50 One Day Internationals during ICC Women's World Cup 2017. Image: Photosport

Umpiring is part of local Cricket Associations

For information on starting your umpiring or scoring career, please go to your regional cricket website. There you will find your local contacts, locate resources to help you with your development and understand the pathway through all levels.

As a starter, download this beginner's booklets:

Making Contact

Looking for someone in your area to discuss becoming an umpire or scorer? Click on the here for contact details.

Online Learning Resources

Wanting to learn more about some of the Laws of Cricket so that you can umpire your child’s game. For those of you umpiring games for junior club or school players in Year 5 - 6 (9-11-years-old) select the Foundation Umpire module below to register and complete the online learning module.


If you are umpiring games for intermediate club, school and/or district players in Year 7-8 (11-13-years-old) select the Community Umpire module below to register and complete the online learning module.
For those of you who have completed the Foundation Umpire module and would like to learn more you may select the Community Umpire module below, using your login details to complete it online.


If you wish to progress directly into umpiring senior men or women’s games, become a regular umpire for your team or club, make contact with your local Cricket Association’s umpiring contact.

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