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Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People

The Newcastle District Cricket Umpires Association Inc. has endorsed and adopted the

Australian Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People, Australian Cricket’s

‘Looking After Our Kids’ Code of Behaviour for Affiliated Associations and Clubs, and Australian

Cricket’s Commitment to Safeguarding Children and Young People, effective as at 19th November 2019.

All inquiries to be directed to: –

The Association’s Child Safety Officer is : Stephen Wade       Contact:


Presentation Evening

The Associations’ Presentation Evening will be  held at the Central Charlestown Leagues Club on  Saturday 15th May 2021. 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. Finger Food, Desert, 2 x Free Beer ticket to each member – Tea and Coffee will be provided.

The evening is free of charge to all members and their partners. Could members please advise the Secretary (NDCUA) by the 30th April that you will be attending! (Apologies are also appreciated) 

This is a time where we are able to recognise members who have contributed to the association in so many ways over the season. Match Certificates, Members’ Milestones will be recognised along with all major awards – Richard Duncombe Award, Presidents Award, Alan Irons Encouragement Award, Manning Brothers Award & Bill Mewett Award. The Board expresses it’s best wishes to all members.  It will be terrific to see a great attendance to celebrate  and reflect upon a successful 2020/2021 season and enjoy the fellowship of other members present.


March 2021 Edition of NICK is now available for download from Member’s area.

Members’ Appointments

Extremely disappointing to have our Semi-Finals washed out on the 20th and 21st March.  1st and 2nd place on the ladder played in the Finals.

Congratulations to those members who were appointed to Finals: –

1st Grade Final (Rescheduled due to wet weather) was played on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd April 2021 at Alfred Harker Oval.

All other grade finals 2nd to 4th Grade and Development League were played as scheduled on the weekend 27th and 28th March – full details are on MyCricket.

The Suburban District Finals were also played on Saturday the 27th March –  Full details on MyCricket.

From all reports players and umpires enjoyed the finals series following the cancellation the previous season due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Thank you all for your support and commitment to our association during the 2020/2021 season.


INTERESTED in becoming an UMPIRE?

Newcastle District Cricket Umpires Association is always ready to welcome, train and develop new Male and Female Umpires – don’t let age be a barrier.

Courses are available offering full accreditation to enable you to umpire all formats of cricket in the Newcastle District Cricket Association competitions and beyond.

The formats include – 2 Day matches, 1 Day matches, T20 matches. There are also separate Masters and Women’s Competitions. In addition members are also involved in Junior and Veterans fixtures.

Additionally there is a high demand for our Umpires to officiate in school matches around Newcastle and the Hunter District.

Attractive match fees are payable.

Take up the challenge and become a Qualified Cricket Umpire today.

If you are interested please fill in the form on this page and our Chairman of Training, Kim Norris, will be in touch with you.

  • Tell us a little about yourself e.g. playing / umpire history / etc. Where do you current live? Availability for appointment?
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This interview with Kim Norris was conducted at Inverell after Day 2 of the NSW Country Championships – match between Newcastle Zone and North Coastal Zone on 4th November at Varley Oval.

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 Central Charlestown Leagues Club, 8 Bulla Street, Charlestown NSW 2290.

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

You are welcome to meet up for a pre-meeting meal at the club from 6.00pm to enjoy the fellowship of members and guests.

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

Laws in Review:

Question 1

A striker from Belmont hits a fair delivery which strikes the helmet worn by a Toronto fielder and is then caught by another fielder, all without the ball touching the ground. There is an appeal. How shall the appeal be answered?

A = Out Caught (Law 33)

Question 2

A Waratah striker hits the ball high into the air and is caught by a City fielder in the deep. As she catches the ball, the fielder overbalances and, as she falls, throws the ball into the air. The ball lands on the ground. Would you allow this as a fair catch?

A= No. The fielder was not in complete control over her movement. (Law 33)

Question 3

The opening batsman from Hamilton-Wickham plays back to a fast delivery but at the last moment he decides not to play the ball and takes his bat away. In doing so, he dislodges a bail. On appeal, should the batsman be given out Hit Wicket?

A= Yes. His movement was action taken in receiving a delivery.  (Law 35)

Question 4

After hitting the ball, the striker from Merewether remains in her ground, but the non-striker runs. Both the striker and non -striker are behind the popping crease at the wicket-keepers end when the wicket at the bowler’s end is fairly put down by a fielder from Cardiff-Boolaroo. Who is run out in this situation?

A= The Non- Striker  (Law 38)

Question 5

A Stockton striker misses a delivery and the wicket-keeper from Wests fairly breaks the wicket with the striker out of his ground at that end. In which of the following situations is the striker out Stumped?

  1. a) A No Ball b) A Wide Ball c) The striker has left his ground in order to avoid injury.

A= b) A Wide Ball  (Law 39)

 Original Source acknowledgement: MCC.


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