Boosted by Sheffield’s Richard Kettleborough being named as leading umpire in the world for 2013, officials of the South Yorkshire branch of the Association of Cricket Officials hope their forthcoming umpires courses will draw in even more budding umpires than normal.
They are staging four courses in the region, each run over several weeks, with the first starting in Doncaster on Sunday, January 5 (7pm).
The first one in Sheffield is at Meadowhead starting on Thursday, Jan 16 (7.30) and then one at Prince of Wales Road from Wed, Feb 5 (7pm).
A Level 1A course will run in Rotherham on Feb 22/23. Those interested can obtain further details from Alan Farnell on 01142 2305760 or 07932 621893 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.