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With the ongoing impact of the coronavirus , the NDCA supports the strong recommendation by CA & CNSW to stop playing cricket for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.

In line with this, the NDCA have decided that no grade semi-finals or grade finals will now be played.

The following decisions regrettably have been made by the NDCUA Board:

  • The NDCUA General Meeting planned for Thursday 19th March, has been cancelled, as well as the General Meeting that was planned for on 16 April;
  • The NDCUA Social Night planned for at Newcastle Harness Racing Club on Saturday 4 April has been cancelled; and
  • The NDCUA Annual Dinner & Awards Night planned for Saturday 2 May has been cancelled.

Presentation of major awards (e.g. Alan Irons Encouragement Award, Manning Brothers Award, etc), as well as for members who have stood in finals already (e.g. Masters, Denis Broad OAM Cup, etc), we are looking to hold an informal evening later in the year.

Annual General Meeting planned for July, members will receive further advice closer to the event.

During the ensuing months, the Board will continue to meet and update members on all relevant information.

Finally, the Board would like to thank all umpires who have contributed to our association and performed to the best of your ability throughout the season.  Whilst we are all disappointed that the finals series will not be proceeding, there is always next season.

All the best to you and your families.

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.

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


INTERESTED in becoming an UMPIRE?

Newcastle District Cricket Umpires Association is always ready to welcome and train new Umpires.

There is a full course available offering accreditation to enable you to umpire all formats of cricket in Newcastle District Cricket competitions.

The formats include – 2 Day matches, 1 Day matches, T20 matches. there is also a Masters Competition.

Additionally Umpires are sought by schools to stand in their games.

Umpires are remunerated for the games.

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.

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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 Thursday of each month from Sept to April, starting at 7.00pm.

These meetings are held at Central Charlestown Leagues Club, Bulla Street, Charlestown

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)


An injured batsman is on strike with a runner. You are the umpire at the striker’s end and, before the ball reaches the striker, you notice the runner has taken two steps towards the bowler’s end with no part of his bat or person grounded behind the popping crease. The injured striker hits the fairly delivered ball with both the runner and the non-striker setting off for a run.

Note: Once the ball comes into play, the runner for an injured batsman who is the striker shall have part of his person or bat grounded behind the popping crease until the ball the ball reaches the striker or passes the popping crease, whichever is the sooner. Law 25.7

  1. What action should you take as the striker’s end umpire?

Having seen this breach of law by the runner, the striker’s end umpire shall call and signal Dead Ball as soon as the ball reaches the boundary or at the completion of the first run.

N.B. If there is a chance that the injured striker could be out caught, the striker’s end umpire is to delay the call of Dead ball to allow the opportunity for the catch to be completed.

 2. What action should the bowler’s end umpire take?

After the call of Dead Ball, the bowler’s end umpire shall; disallow all runs to the batting side and return any not out batsman to his original end. Penalty runs can be awarded to either side however, there will be no runs awarded to the batting side should the ball in play have gone onto hit a protective helmet on the ground behind the wicket-keeper.


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