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COVID 19 – Take Care & Stay Safe

Health and Safety Protocols

  • If you feel unwell, please do not attend matches, training sessions or functions.
  • When using the changeroom(s) on match day or for training, the 1 person per 2 square metres of space rule applies.                                                                                                              It’s recommended that masks be worn when in the changeroom, even when using this space rule.
  • Please sit outside whilst watching the game and where possible, maintaining a distance of 1.5 metres from each other.
  • All team meetings, pre and post play, to be conducted outdoors.
  • Players, coaches, match officials and team support staff to have their own individually marked drink bottles. You are permitted to come off the field for drinks.
  • Please assist by keeping players a safe distance during wicket celebrations, with no hugging, handshaking or high-fives etc.
  • No shaking hands at the conclusion of a match.
  • All participants must sanitise their hands before entering the field of play, which could be multiple times during a single match.
  •  Please encourage for hand sanitiser to be readily available for players, coaches, match officials, team support staff and spectators.

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

SEASON 2022 / 2023 AWAITS

For those interested in becoming a cricket umpire or attend as a refresher for an upcoming course :

The next Umpires Course has been scheduled for: – Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2022.

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.


Presentation Evening Held 30th April 2022

The Associations’ Presentation Evening was  held at the Central Charlestown Leagues Club on                         Saturday 30th April 2022. 

Thank you to all those members who attended for what was a very enjoyable evening.

It was terrific to see members and guests getting together and relaxing in an informal atmosphere.

All present celebrating with those members who were acknowledged  for their efforts during the season. 

The following members received major awards: –

Richard Duncombe Award Geoff Scully  and  Ujjal Sarder

Presidents Award –  Bill Bannon

Alan Irons Encouragement Award Sophia Richards 

Manning Brothers AwardPhil Rainger

Bill Mewett Award Andrew Hollingsworth

Members were also presented with the following Acknowledgments:

Finals Medallions, Match Certificates (Milestones), Long Service Medals & CNSW Representative Match Certificates.

Congratulations to all!

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.

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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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