Counties Manukau Cricket has a major focus on recruiting and educating new umpires this winter following an explosion in people playing the game.
The New Zealand Cricket participant numbers that were recently released showed a 41% increase in the region, something the association is thrilled about.
“Through the hard work of many, this past season has seen us being able to engage with a range of new communities and people,” CMCA Cricket Manager Peter Zanzottera said. “We are very proud of this and hope to see these trends continue.
“In order to keep providing the best experiences possible for all of our participants, we now need to find and train more umpires, something that is a major priority this winter.”
The association has already advertised for new umpires, and will provide free training, as well as a match fees for any games umpires stand in.
“We are a very proud umpiring region who have developed some of this country’s best umpires,” said the region’s umpire training officer Phil Norvill.
“Whether you aspire to become a professional umpire, or would just like to be out in the middle for a few games over the season, we have space for you, and would love to have you involved.”
Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming an umpire can contact Peter Zanzottera on email@example.com
Article by Counties Sports Hub