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If you would love the best seat in the house – Then this is for you!

Newcastle District Cricket Umpires is always looking for interested persons who wish to become Umpires. Past Players and Officials, Male & Female are encouraged to apply.

  •  Attractive Match Fees are payable.
  • Training will be conducted by Accredited Trainers from NSWCU&SA
  • Ongoing development and support is provided with
  • Opportunities to progress to Higher Representative Levels.

If you would like to take up the challenge and become a Qualified Cricket Umpire, then we would like to hear from you.

Please register your interest by contacting:

Kim Norris – Chairman Training, NDCUA
M:
0407 439 879
E: kimnorris@bigpond.com

WHO WE ARE

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WHERE WE MEET

The Newcastle District Cricket Umpires Association Inc. (NDCUA) umpire in the Newcastle District Cricket Association (NDCA) competition since 13th October 1920.

Currently this includes 2 Day matches, 1 Day 50 over games and the T20 format.The NDCUA also provides umpires for school matches and Junior Representative fixtures.

NDCUA umpires have umpired at State and Country NSW Levels and the Association is affiliated with New South Wales Cricket & Umpires Scorers Assoc (NSWCUSA). Members have the option of also joining the Sydney Grade Umpires Association. Our History

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from July to April, starting at 7.00pm.

These meetings are held at Club Kotara, Cnr Park Ave and Howell St, Kotara.

New members & registered umpires of other Associations are also always welcome to attend these monthly meetings.

As a member, if you cannot attend a meeting you are expected to forward an apology.

DIRT (Decisions In Review Time)

QUESTION

You are the umpire at the bowlers end in an NDCUA one day fixture 40 overs per side.

A left arm spinner bowls a legal delivery around the wicket with no run scored.

He informs you the umpire that he will change to left arm over for the next delivery. The umpire calls a front foot no ball for this delivery and no runs are scored apart from the one run for the no ball.

The umpire calls and signals a free hit.

The bowler requests that he change to around the wicket for this free hit delivery.

What is your decision to his request to bowl around the wicket?

ANSWER

In terms of the NDCUA Playing Conditions for One Day fixtures – Rule 8 Free Hit

“Field changes are not permitted for free hit deliveries unless there is a change of striker”

Accordingly, as the bowler is deemed to be a fielder no change to his mode of delivery is to be allowed. Accordingly the request to bowl around the wicket for the free delivery is declined and the ball is to be bowled over the wicket.

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