Due to the popularity and that the 1st Course has been fully booked, a second course for the Level 1 Umpires course has been added.
The Berkshire Cricket Officials Association (BCOA) will be running a series of ECB Umpiring and Scoring courses in early 2014, please find details attached.
The courses cover the basics of umpiring or scoring, along with the Laws of Cricket needed to stand in club and league matches. Candidates will be able to take the appropriate ECB ACO Level 1 Examination, and there is also the potential to progress to higher levels of the game for those who wish to do so.
Please remember that the next two weeks games (24th and 31st August) all start at 1pm
We are geting ready for our second week of matches and I have noticed that there our a lot of outstanding games where scores have not been entered or confirmed in the play-cricket website (see below).
Please can teams either confirm the completed results or enter missing information (and confirm results)
So I have quickly uploaded a couple of guides (attached). I have also created a new Documents section purely for play-cricket documents.
As some of you will have noticed, we have added all the fixtures to the Berkshire Cricket League Play Cricket website. This should automatically update the fixtures to the clubs that have already registered their clubs with the Play Cricket website. I hope that this has saved all you Play Cricket club administrators out there :D If you do notice any missing fixtures or errors please contact me as soon as possible as the season is nearly upon us.
With the Fixtures update we noticed that some clubs and/or teams have not been allocated or registered their club with play cricket so if the following clubs could get their play cricket clubs and teams set up via the www.play-cricket.com website, I can update the fixtures so that all teams can enter their scores via the play cricket website.
Grosvenor / BCS - Premier Division and Division 3
Ruislip Victoria - Division 1 and Division 3
Ibis Mapledurham - Division 1
Earley - Division 3
If there are any questions please post in the forum and I will look at them as quickly as possible.
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