Archive for the 'Cricket Umpiring' Category

Cricket Round 2 – The Weather Knows…

Another one-day game and I arrive at the ground, get my umbrella out and watch the rain.  I swear, the weather knows when it is Cricket Season and it knows that we play on Saturdays. After waiting around for hours, it stops raining.  The ground is so well drained that it is playable almost immediately.  […]

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Cricket Round 1 – The Joys Of Umpiring

Well, round 1 of the cricket season was on the Saturday of the October long weekend.  Daylight savings started on the Sunday.  So, what normally happens?  Let’s see, holiday, daylight savings, cricket – ah yes, it rains.  But it rains just a little so that we can get most of the day’s play in.  However, […]

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Premiers Challenge

I’ve just got home after officiating in the inaugural Central Coast vs Newcastle Premiers Challenge.  This is a match between the winners of last season’s Central Coast Cricket Association competition and the Newcastle District Cricket Association competition.  The teams were Wyong for CCCA and Cardiff-Boolaroo for NDCA.  Unfortunately for the Wyong boys, Cardiff-Boolaroo were too […]

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Fielding Positions

For those of you who don’t know much about Cricket, here is a short explanation on fielding positions used in the game: Most of what is shown in the video is true, but not all positions are used at the same time. There are only 11 players from the fielding side on the field at […]

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First Match of the Season

Yesterday was my first match of the season, a trial match between an Indian State Touring side and 8 Sydney grade players with 3 poms English lads. As far as the match went, it was good to get back into it again, although I feel a little stiff and tired. However, while eating my chicken […]

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