Rule 6 - Umpires

A. Each team shall nominate one umpire, who is a member of the ECB ACO, to act in League and Cup matches (i.e. clubs with two teams nominate two Umpires).

B. Names and addresses and telephone numbers of each Umpire to be sent to the league Secretary not later than February 1st for inclusion in the League Handbook.

C. No umpire shall officiate in any match in which the club nominating the said Umpire is playing.

D. Umpires shall be entitled to the following all-inclusive expenses:-
Each official umpire shall receive £30 for expenses for each match.
Where only one official umpire is in attendance then he shall receive expenses of £40 and the substitute umpire shall receive expenses of £10.
If there is no match because of inclement weather, they shall receive £10 expenses.

E. If a match does not take place because of a broken engagement, then the umpires shall receive the FULL FEE, to be paid by the offending club

F. The Umpires shall be paid by the home club not later than the end of tea interval.

G. The umpires attire is white or cream shirt, black or navy trousers, white footwear and tie (optional).

H. If an Umpire fails to attend, the captains must endeavor to appoint a substitute Umpire. If they cannot agree, the neutral Umpire must appoint one.

I. The official Umpire will do all the bowler's end duties and the substitute Umpire, aged 16 or over, will officiate at the striker's end throughout the match.

J. Should both official umpires be absent, Umpires must be appointed by the captains and the match played (subject to the 2 captains agreeing on the fitness of the ground).

K. Any club failing to provide Umpire(s) for any match in accordance with the club's appointments shall receive 2 matches per team with no fine, and then a £5 per match fine will be imposed for all other matches to the end of the season.

L. Umpires shall sign; print their name, the name of their club, their umpires reference number and duration of each innings on the result sheet at the end of each game.

M. An Umpires Association was formed in 1990. The Management Board request all Umpires in the League to join the Association.

N. All umpires expenses to be reviewed annually by the Management Board.

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