Advertise on CBF

Author Topic: Taking a back seat  (Read 484 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

imogzyboy

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 1065
  • Trade Count: (+3)
Taking a back seat
« on: February 06, 2020, 11:01:46 AM »

Hi chaps!

Just wondering if any of you guys have had to cut playing cricket early, I'm now on my second ankle reconstruction at the old of 26.... so yes I could probably play later on but I cant risk going through this again, so in after some advice, what ways could I still stay really involved with cricket? Is it hard to become an umpire in the bigger leagues like the prems? I haven't personally seen many young umpires are they out there? Any advice would be muchly appreciated whilst I'm recovering, thanks guys
Logged

Jimbo

  • County 2nd XI
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 328
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Taking a back seat
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2020, 11:35:49 AM »

From our club's experience with league umpires, a younger, keen umpire with good eyesight and hearing would be very in demand.
Logged

ch1p

  • First XI Captain
  • ***
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 254
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Taking a back seat
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2020, 11:37:58 AM »

Could you do a little bit of coaching? I've practiced with the sidearm and other coaching products and use that as a good way of being involved in the game.

Rugby injuries and always being a keeper meant I wasn't blessed when it comes to bowling so have used these as a way of staying more involved and not just being that guy who has a bat then sits off during nets. Might be difficult to throw a sidearm well with an ankle injury but you could always stand still and give throwsdowns etc.

Would your club benefit from a coach? You could either stay at your home ground or travel to the away matches and set up fielding drills as part of a warm up perhaps?

If not them umpiring might be the way to go...
Logged

jamferg

  • County 1st XI
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 801
  • Trade Count: (+3)
Re: Taking a back seat
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 11:39:37 AM »

see if your league or club will fund an umpiring course?
Logged
Top score: 138*
Best Bowling 9-65

imogzyboy

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 1065
  • Trade Count: (+3)
Re: Taking a back seat
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 12:10:49 PM »

see if your league or club will fund an umpiring course?

Sounds like a good shout, I just cant leave the game altogether, I love my saturdays social and teas!
Logged

Butterfingerz

  • Forum Sponsor
  • County 2nd XI
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 399
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Forum Sponsor
    • B3 Cricket
Re: Taking a back seat
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2020, 12:23:33 PM »

Sounds like a good shout, I just cant leave the game altogether, I love my saturdays social and teas!

Where about are you in the country? I turned to umpiring in my 30's, I was lucky that my league has a great mentoring systems for newbies and by the end of my first season was umpiring in the top division and the following season umpiring in the Yorkshire Premier leagues. All well and good knowing the laws of the game but the grat mentoring meant I had a good grounding. Happy to pass on any advise if you like.

Wazza08

  • First XI Captain
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 262
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Taking a back seat
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2020, 12:25:12 PM »

I'm loving the coaching side, and could still enable you to be at match days etc.  Very rewarding too, and challenging at the same time.
Logged

imogzyboy

  • International Captain
  • ****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 1065
  • Trade Count: (+3)
Re: Taking a back seat
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2020, 12:40:05 PM »

I'm in south wales :)
Logged

Butterfingerz

  • Forum Sponsor
  • County 2nd XI
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 399
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Forum Sponsor
    • B3 Cricket
Re: Taking a back seat
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2020, 12:43:24 PM »

I'm in south wales :)
Do you have any contacts for your local ACO team?

tenz84

  • Village Cricketer
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 13
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Taking a back seat
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2020, 01:04:18 PM »

Someone that is enthusiastic to be involved in the non-playing aspects of the game should be snapped up by clubs, I think there are many out there that would love an umpire/coach. I'm sure you can really make a difference, sorry to hear you can't play anymore but I commend you for still wanting to be involved in cricket.
Logged

Buzz

  • Administrator
  • International Superstar
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 11538
  • Trade Count: (+12)
  • Clear your mind, stay still and watch the ball
Re: Taking a back seat
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2020, 01:26:17 PM »

Time to trade the bat collection for a fedora and one of these...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GAF3BSC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_bpbpEbF94AVYD
Logged
"Bradman didn't used to have any trigger movements or anything like that. He turned batting into a subconscious act" Tony Shillinglaw.
 

Advertise on CBF