CSMOA Domestic (Club) Umpires

Facilitating cricket right across Scotland at the local grassroots level.....

Introductory Courses

For those starting out on their journey to the top....

ECB ACO Basics of Umpiring Resource

Are you required to umpire for 5 or 10 overs at the weekend? Are you confident in the white coat? If not we can help…

Designed to help you during your 10 over stint of umpiring on game day, the ‘Occasional Umpire’ resource contains the umpiring basics ranging from the key Laws to basic field craft. Use this resource as you wish, view it once or return frequently throughout the season to refresh your knowledge.

This resource is free for you to improve the game day experience for yourselves, your teammates and your opposition!

Register Here for free

League & Club Umpiring

For those taking their umpiring a little more seriously....

Stage 1 - The Club Umpire

This is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of fieldcraft and match management.

It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire matches at the lower grades of cricket so you can begin to progress, if you wish, towards more senior fixture appointments. 

CSMOA has just completed running Stage 1 courses in late March & early April 2021 using various virtual methods, including a female-only course!! 

Keep an eye out on this website and our social media after the 2021 season for more dates leading into the 2022 season!! 

Stage 2 - League Panel

This course is designed to give you further knowledge and skills to enable you to become a member of a league panel and is available if you are a member and have attended a Stage 1 (or equivalent) course.

It will complement that course by looking beyond the basic laws, build on field craft and match management techniques and introduce the concept of working as a team with a colleague.

Stage 2 is recommended for CSMOA umpires aspiring to reach Category 2, and is mandatory for those with Category 1 status (as per CSMOA Appointments Policy). 

CSMOA anticipates it will next run Stage 2 courses after the completion of the 2021 season. 

CSMOA Domestic Umpires Manager

Billy McPate


CSMOA Domestic Umpires Manager
c/o Billy McPate
National Cricket Academy
Ravelston, Edinburgh


+44 (0)7792 018641

  • Head of Umpire Recruitment & Education (new umpires)                                      Allan Jack -
  • Head of Umpire Development (existing umpires)                                                          Mike Nash -                                                          
  •         Mentoring coordinator                                                                                                         Alex Dowdalls -
  •         Umpire Development Officers                                                                                           Ian Marland (Caledonian) -                                                   Clive Allen (East) -                                                                       Ronnie Gilliland (West) -
  • Head of Match Discipline                                                                                                      David McLean -
  • Head of Umpire & Observer Appointments                                                            Willie Ferguson -
  •         Appointments Officers                                                                                                         Steve Murphy  -                                                         Craig MacDonell - same email as Steve Murphy above
Correspondence Address

CSMOA Secretary
c/o Neil Cauldwell
National Cricket Academy
Ravelston, Edinburgh

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