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COVID 19 – LOCKDOWN: Take Care & Stay Safe

During Lockdown in particular, please look at for each other if you can.

Try and make contact with a member or two to see if they are OK.

In addition, it is very important to ask for help / support for yourself if you feel

you need to. There is help ‘out there’ for you.

Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and have chat.

We will be back in the middle in the near future.


Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting  of the association has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

This AGM will be conducted via Zoom in light of the current Covid 19 restrictions currently in place.

The Zoom AGM will begin at 7.00pm. Members registered will be sent a link, to access the meeting, by the Secretary prior to the meeting.

Members are advised that it will be necessary to register their attendance. A special link allowing members to do this will be sent by the Secretary soon. Registrations must be completed by Sunday 19th September 2021. Members unable to attend are asked to tender their apologies to the association Secretary prior to the 19th September 2021.

Thank you for your understanding. The Board very much appreciates your continued patience around the current difficult circumstances.




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:


New Umpire Training Course

Regretfully all New Umpires Level 2 Training (Face to Face) Courses have been cancelled

due to Covid 19 restrictions. Rescheduled course(s) will be advised hopefully at a later date.

A Training Course via Zoom was made available for prospective new umpires or for existing umpires as a refresher.

This course commenced on Tuesday 3rd August and will run twice weekly, concluding 26th August 2021.

For those interested in becoming a cricket umpire or attend as a refresher for an upcoming course to be arranged –

Please register your interest via:

NDCUA Website:

 Refer: ‘Join Us’ and ‘Become an Umpire’ Links on Home Page

 Or send an email to: –

NDCUA Training Officers will then be in touch to process your enquiry.


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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