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Re: Umpiring
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2017, 12:35:10 PM »

I've only umpired in friendlies for 10 overs or so but I do find it more interesting than sitting in the pavilion. Having read through this thread I'm amazed how many players think it is a good idea to moan at an umpire and get on the wrong side of him.

When I'm keeping I try to put the bails back on as much as possible so the square leg doesn't have to come in. I also run to the umpire to hand him the ball when a wicket falls. When I bat I try to strike up a conversation with an umpire. It must be nice to have a chat with a player and secretly I hope he might give me the benefit if he likes me.

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Re: Umpiring
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2017, 12:50:46 PM »

Unless you are hoping to get to the professional levels of umpiring, I'd say give playing a few more years yet, at least find out whether you still have the urge.  You can get to a decent level of panel umpiring in 4-8 years quite easily (I managed to get some Yorkshire League games in my only season of umpiring back in the 90s)

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Re: Umpiring
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2017, 12:53:29 PM »

I've only umpired in friendlies for 10 overs or so but I do find it more interesting than sitting in the pavilion. Having read through this thread I'm amazed how many players think it is a good idea to moan at an umpire and get on the wrong side of him.

When I'm keeping I try to put the bails back on as much as possible so the square leg doesn't have to come in. I also run to the umpire to hand him the ball when a wicket falls. When I bat I try to strike up a conversation with an umpire. It must be nice to have a chat with a player and secretly I hope he might give me the benefit if he likes me.

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Re: Umpiring
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2017, 08:43:40 PM »

Times have changed! Things are far more professional these days with regular assessments and advance qualifications. Only after acquiring my level 2 was I able to stand in ECB National competitions and these appointments are made based upon competence and performance rather than it used to be....who you knew and who was available

I didn't know anyone - though I suspect I was allowed to start on the old A qualification rather than going through the grades as a sympathy thing ( one knee spectacularly screwed up)
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Re: Umpiring
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2017, 12:47:00 PM »

Hows life at Hallam? I'm there on Monday

I'm really glad I moved. Great club moving forwards.
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Re: Umpiring
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2017, 03:08:21 AM »

As stated earlier in this thread, I am a fair umpire and I will give what I believe is the correct decision (In my opinion). However, when teams excessively appeal or begin to swear e.t.c my opinion soon becomes that it is going to have to send the stumps cartwheeling before you get a decision.
That's not the definition of fairness. But an umpire should be in control of the situation at all times. If there is abuse, warn the player and inform the captain immediately. We have 2 league umpires appointed for every game, but I have seen situations where the umpire thinks he may have given a wrong decision and lets the players get on top of him. Umpires have the right to send a player off in our league but I have yet to see that happen. In our last game the opposition captain had an appeal turned down and we could hear him from the pavilion shouting, "What more do i have to do?". He then proceeded to sit down next to the pitch and bang his hands in desperation, keeper flung off his gloves, another player threw his cap on the ground. Yet the umpires did nothing.
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Re: Umpiring
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2017, 11:19:51 AM »

update on this - I'm playing on Sunday ;)
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