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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:



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

Members’ Appointments

Thank you to all members who are completing and lodging their availabilities on time – it is greatly appreciated by the Selection Committee.

Please remember to select NO should you feel uncertain about your availability.

It is far easier to ‘slot’ an appointment in than change the scheduled appointments, impacting other members.

Members ongoing cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Monthly Meetings

The next General Meeting of the association will be held on the Wednesday 17th March 2021.

Venue:     –  from 7.00 pm – Please join us from 6.00pm for a pre-meeting meal in the clubs bistro.

All members are requested to take the opportunity to catch up and enjoy the fellowship of our members.

Training session to include Group Q & A sessions with support from Video match situations.

The business end of the season is fast approaching and members are reminded with the inclusion of the Suburban Districts competition this season there will be increased opportunities for Semi-Finals and Finals appointments.

At this meeting the Training Committee will be discussing Playing Conditions around the up coming Semi-Finals and Finals in all Grades and Divisions.

Please review the NDCA Handbook before this meeting and raise any issues for clarification – it will be for the benefit of other members as well!

As the 2020/2021 season end approaches, your attendance in support would be greatly appreciated.


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.

  • 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 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.

Laws Review:

Question 1

An injured striker from Newcastle City is on strike with his runner standing at square leg. He plays forward to a fair delivery but misses it. The wicket-keeper, standing up to the stumps, takes the ball cleanly and breaks the wicket. At the instant the wicket is broken by the wicket-keeper from Belmont, both the injured striker and the runner are out of the ground at the wicket-keeper’s end but are not attempting a run. There is an appeal. What is the decision of the striker’s end umpire?

Give the injured striker out, run out. This is a specific application of Law 25.6.5. The runner, if out of his ground, is always considered to be attempting a run. Therefore, the injured striker can only be out run out.

Question 2

During the opening over by a Stockton bowler, the fifth ball is called and signalled No ball by the bowler’s end umpire. It is then struck into the outfield and stops just inside the boundary. The batsmen have completed one run and crossed on but not completed their second when the fielder from Merewether deliberately kicks the ball into the boundary. How many runs are scored, how are they recorded and who faces the next delivery?

Seven runs – scored as one No ball and six runs to the striker. The deliberate act of kicking the ball into the boundary occurred after the batsmen had crossed on their second run, therefore the two runs are scored as well as the boundary allowance and the No ball penalty. The striker for the previous delivery will face the next delivery even though an odd number of runs were scored. Law 19.8 (Overthrow or wilful act of a fielder).

 Original Source acknowledgement: NSWCU&SA Inc.


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