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Umpires


Posted by Kevin Owens on 02/08/2015 04:44



6. Umpires

6.1 - Umpires Panel

The League shall maintain a panel of Umpires to which any competent person, whether associated with a member Club or not, may be appointed. An Umpire may be required to satisfy the Management Committee as to his competence either on appointment or at any subsequent occasion. On appointment to the panel, members shall be required to join, and thereafter, to maintain membership of the Airedale and Wharfedale Umpires Association.

6.2 - Match Appointments

  • (i) The Management Committee shall appoint Umpires from the panel to officiate in 1st, 2nd and 3rd team League and Cup matches. Should any Umpire be unable to accept his appointment they must immediately update Who’s The Umpire (WTU). If an umpire is absent 15 minutes prior to the scheduled commencement of a match, the captains will make the toss and exchange ECB team cards. Should there be still no umpire when the time of commencement is due the players from amongst their number or Club officials will umpire the match, which will start on time. This will be continued until either an umpire arrives or the match has come to a conclusion. On no occasion will a match be cancelled for the non arrival of an umpire.
  • (ii) A substitute shall not be barred from standing at the bowling end, provided the Captains agree, but all decisions based on these League Rules shall be made by official Umpires only.
  • (iii) Clubs will notify the League of the absence of an Umpire on the Results Sheet for the match.

6.3 - Payment of Umpires

The ‘Home’ Club shall pay the Umpires as follows:

LEAGUE MATCHES (1st and 2nd XIs)

(i) If play commences - £35.00 plus £17.50 extra for officiating at both ends when only one officially appointed Umpire is present.

(ii)If the Umpire arrives at the ground and there is no play - £17.50.

(iii)In addition reasonable travelling expenses shall be paid with an upper limit of £25.00.

LEAGUE & CHAPPELL CUP MATCHES (3rd XIs)

(i) If play commences - £28.00 plus £14.00 extra for officiating at both ends when only one officially appointed Umpire is present.

(ii) If the Umpire arrives at the ground and there is no play - £14.00.

(iii) In addition reasonable travelling expenses shall be paid with an upper limit of £25.00.

CUP MATCHES (Waddilove and Birtwhistle Cups)

(i) For all matches except the finals. If play commences - £31.50 plus £15.75 extra for officiating at both ends when only one officially appointed umpire is present together with reasonable travelling expenses with an upper limit of £25.00.

(ii) If the Umpire arrives at the ground and there is no play - £15.75.

(iii) In addition reasonable travelling expenses shall be paid with an upper limit of £25.00.

(iv) Waddilove, Birtwhistle and the Ian Chappell Cup Finals - £20.00 (or at the option of the Umpire, the equivalent as a memento), together with reasonable travelling expenses. The league will be responsible for Umpires Fees and expenses at the Finals.

In order to allow the Umpires to leave the ground immediately after the Match, Clubs are required to arrange for payment to be made during the interval between innings.

All persons who officiate as Umpires whether on the League Panel or filling a vacancy shall be offered the full fee and expenses in accordance with the circumstances of the match.

6.4 - Registration for Who's the Umpire

All Club captains, vice captains and Secretary's MUST register not later than 7 days prior to the season.  Failure will result in a Level 1 fine for each week there is no registration for each position.

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