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Awards Presentation – Season 2019/2020

Presentation of major awards (e.g. Alan Irons Encouragement Award, Manning Brothers Award, etc), as well as for members who stood in finals held  (e.g. Masters, Denis Broad OAM Cup, etc), will be arranged at a later date. We are looking to hold an informal evening to formally acknowledge those individual members. Advice to members will issue as soon as practicable.


Annual General Meeting is to be held on Wednesday 29th July 2020.

Venue: South Newcastle Leagues Club, 46 Llewellyn Street Merewether NSW 2290.

Time: 7.30 p.m.       Please join us for a pre-AGM meal from 6.00pm at the South’s Bistro.

All the best to you and your families. Take care / Stay safe – wash your hands and practice social distancing,


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:


New Umpire Training Course

A New Umpires Level 2 Training Course has been

scheduled for Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August 2020.

Please register your interest via:

NDCUA Website:

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

 Or send an email to: –

Registrations close Wednesday 10th August.


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.

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).

 Source acknowledgement: NSWCU&SA Inc.


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