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We are now in receipt of most league fixtures & would welcome our match officials to start to populating your availability on WTU (see tutorial video linked below for a refresher).

• EPL - starts, 27 April
• ESCA - starts, 27 April
• NESC - starts, 4 May
• NoSCA - starts, 20 April
• SPCU - starts, 4 May
• WDCU - start, 4 May
• Women's Premier League - Starts, 12 May

There is also a full round of Scottish Cup matches on Sunday, 5 May.


Willie Ferguson
Match Admin. & WTU Manager

Car Parking arrangements for CSMOA officials at Hughenden (Hillhead Cricket Club; WDCU Premiership 2)

CSMOA officials are asked to make note of the following arrangements for car parking for any SATURDAY umpiring appointments to Hillhead Cricket Club (Hughenden, Glasgow) from 1st April 2024 onwards. 

Parking charges for using the designated parking bays in Hughenden Road / Lane have been increased as in all other areas within Glasgow. Sorry BUT there is NO parking available within our grounds.

These charges apply from 08.00 till 18.00 Monday- Saturday (inclusive). There are therefore NO restrictions for parking for midweek cricket activities after 18.00, ONLY SATURDAY COMPETITIVE FIXTURES.

Visitors scratch card car parking vouchers ( £5 for 6 hours , 12.00 till 18.00 ) are available from our ground floor reception at Café Source too. This represents good value, given, if they were not available, the charge is £1 / every 15 minutes.

It is our intention to provide each of the match officials with a Parking voucher for each 1st XI game.

It is suggested that the visitors to Hillhead Cricket Club might consider car sharing when they travel to play at Hughenden on Saturdays.

Bernie Mitchell
Secretary – Hillhead Cricket Club & CSMOA Member (details available on WTU)

To all concerned,

Notice is given that the CSMOA Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 22nd February 2024 via Zoom @ 7.00pm.

Zoom meeting details, agenda & associated reports will be issued nearer the date.

Any questions can be directed to secretary@csmoa.org.uk

Craig MacDonell, Secretary
31 January 2024

The CSMOA Management Committee is pleased to announce that we are now seeking applications for a chairperson to lead CSMOA.

"We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking individual who will contribute positively to the Association, our Management Committee, and the wider membership. We are looking for an individual who has experience leading and motivating a team, who is keen to build positive relationships with our stakeholders (regions and Cricket Scotland), as well as our membership by understanding the importance of match officials within the sport.
You will need to be confident, driven, and most importantly passionate about cricket. You will be a committed, professional, organised, flexible, and responsible individual who is driven by high quality and excellence and can lead by example and support all members."

Please contact us via our website form or secretary@csmoa.org.uk to receive a copy of the job description.

Applications can be made in writing to secretary@csmoa.org.uk by the 31st of January 2024. The Management Committee will then consider applications received.

CSMOA Management Committee
January 2024

With the new season fast approaching CSMOA is finalising plans for our 2023 pre-season training and development programme.

As part of this, a sponsorship opportunity has been identified to help enable us to better support our new umpire members with a "starter pack" containing a few essential items, sent just in time for their first official appointment with CSMOA. 

A “starter pack”  will consist of a counter, bails, cards & Law Book that will be provided to new probationary umpires immediately prior to their first appointment, costing approximately £15 per pack, with CSMOA seeking support for around 30 of these, costing £500.

Craig MacDonell, Secretary
January 2024

Following an incident that took place during Saturday’s game between Greenock and Stenhousemuir, CSMOA have issued the following statement:

CSMOA condemns in the strongest possible terms the behaviour that took place at Greenock on Saturday.

Racism has no place in society or in sport. CSMOA will continue to support our members who are subject to such situations.

As this incident is now part of a live criminal case, it is inappropriate to comment further. However, CSMOA can confirm it is working in conjunction with Cricket Scotland, WDCU and Greenock Cricket Club to ensure internal disciplinary proceedings proceed swiftly and appropriately, following due process.

The Support in Sport service offers free help and guidance to staff, players and officials involved in Scottish cricket. A dedicated phone number – 07702 565916 – is available for anyone who requires support.

CSMOA Management Committee
14 August 2023

As announced at our final "Law changes workshop", our 2023 CSMOA Pre-season meeting will be held on Friday 21st of April 2023 at 7 pm via Zoom (expected duration - 2 hours) for all members.

The meeting will be held via Zoom. As with some previous meetings, we would ask that members pre-register using the link sent via WTU (name and email address), and then you will automatically receive the Zoom link to your inbox.

Any questions regarding this meeting should be directed to Neil Cauldwell, domestic.manager@csmoa.org.uk

Craig MacDonell, Secretary
11 April 2023

CSMOA will be running a workshop session on two occasions in the next week covering the changes to the Laws of Cricket in October 2022 (and more recently).

CSMOA will be holding these two repeated workshop sessions on the changes to the Laws via Zoom:
• Thursday 6th April 2023 - 7 pm
• Tuesday 11th April 2023 - 7 pm

(same content covered at both sessions, only need to attend one).

Zoom link for pre-registration has been sent to members via WTU. 

Craig MacDonell, Secretary
3 April 2023

We are in receipt of all League fixtures for 2023 and have started the process of keying these onto WTU. We are also in receipt of the Scottish & Challenge Cup draws too.

Whilst it is early, we have commenced the task of appointing umpires to fixtures in Week 1 of the league season & Round 1 of the Scottish Cup (Sunday 7 May 2023).

We would therefore urge umpires where possible to start updating their availability to make this task easier & hopefully widen our coverage.

Thanks to those umpires who have already updated their availability - it is greatly appreciated.

For help with updating your availability please click here - WTU Tutorials

Willie Ferguson, Match Administration & WTU Manager
15 March 2023

Following our AGM on the 24th of February, membership fees have been set for the 2023 season as follows:
- Full Member – Umpire: £33.00
- Full Member – Advisor/Observer/Assessor/Match Referee: £33.00
- Full Member – Scorer: £17.00
- Associate Member - £10.00

The appropriate membership subscription fee detailed above will be payable before 31st March 2023.

Please contact treasurer@csmoa.org.uk (Ian Ramage) for CSMOA Bank Details.

We would also encourage our members to ensure their membership details are up-to-date. This can be done by using the update membership option on Page 1 of our membership form, and filling in all the required questions here.

Craig MacDonell, Secretary
3 March 2023

New Laws of Cricket & Tom Smith's books pre-ordered by
CSMOA members have arrived in Glasgow.

They will be distributed soon around Scotland!!!

Craig MacDonell, Secretary
February 2023

We hereby inform the CSMOA membership and wider cricketing community of the 2023 AGM of the Cricket Scotland Match Officials Association (CSMOA) to be held via Zoom on Friday 24th February 2023 at 7 pm (GMT).

Further details including members' pack with documentation (as was provided in advance of the 2022 AGM) and Zoom meeting link will be provided in due course, around 7 days prior to the AGM.

Members who are unable to attend are encouraged to submit their apologies to secretary@csmoa.org.uk in advance of the meeting.

Any nominations, (other than the current incumbents who have agreed to stand for re-election) for the Management Committee Officer posts need to be submitted in writing to the CSMOA Secretary secretary@csmoa.org.uk at least 24 hours prior to the start of the AGM. All nominations require a proposer and a seconder. 

Craig MacDonell, Secretary
31 January 2023

The MCC has today issued a clarification and two additional clauses to Law 38.3 concerning a number of recent incidents across cricket relating to non-strikers leaving their ground early (colloquially known as "Mankads").

MCC press-release - Click here

Craig MacDonell, Secretary
19 January 2023

CSMOA are conducting an "Introduction to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)" presentation via Zoom. This is also an ideal opportunity for our members to meet our new EDI & Child Well-being Manager, Shariq Sheikh.
We will hold the first presentation on Tuesday 24th January 2023, with a second date on Thursday 26th January 2023, both starting at 7.30 pm. The same presentation will be delivered on both evenings.
A link to register for the meeting(s) is has been sent to all members via WTU. It would be great to get as many members along for this important presentation ahead of a busy season.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Shariq Sheikh, Equality, Diversity & Child Well-being (EDCW) Manager
11 January 2023
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