Officials - #HantsACO

Hampshire Association of Cricket Officials (#HantsACO)

The association's aim is to recruit and retain umpires and scorers by providing a structured training programme.  Its purpose is to improve standards of officials and encourage progression between grading levels to ensure there is a minimum number of umpires and scorers to support recreational cricket in the county.

All members of the ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ECB ACO) who have chosen Hampshire as their county, are automatically enrolled as #HantsACO members.

Courses for Umpires and Scorers

#HantsACO’s Education Officer Jon Leckie (details below) coordinates Hampshire courses which will appear on this page when available.  All 2020 courses are currently online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Further courses may run, please contact Jon for further information and check out the #HantsACO facebook page for event details.

2020's Stage 1 online umpiring course includes a year's free associate ECB ACO membership (usual cost £15).  Please click on the button below to start learning:

#HantsACO Committee

Chair - Jeff Levick
Secretary – Graham Burgess

Education Officer - Jon Leckie
Treasurer - Tony Leadbetter

Join up and download the apps!


Find out what the benefits are and how to join

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ECB ACO Courses

See courses for umpires and scorers

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Basic Scoring (online course)

Free book scoring course for beginners

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Basics of Umpiring (online course)

Are you required to umpire for 5 or 10 overs?

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Umpiring Stage 1 (online)

To enable you to umpire matches at the basic recreational level where there are no independent umpires appointed

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Play-Cricket Scorer

Free online scoring for new and regular scorers

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Play-Cricket Scorer Pro

Powerful free laptop scoring software for recording and analysing cricket matches at international, domestic and recreational level

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Play-Cricket Live App

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Useful Links

Ground Weather and Light guidance for leagues clubs captains and players

 ECB Rules and Regulations - Non-First Class Cricket



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