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14 October 2021


28 September 2021

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Dear All


Just a reminder, as mentioned in an email a few weeks ago, we will be holding CPD sessions face to face at BAC Preston on the 2nd Monday of each month starting at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome and they don't have to be members of the panel.


No need to book just turn up on the day. I will issue a reminder by email about a week before with details of what we will cover.


Obviously the pandemic is still among us and I would request that anyone who has any symptoms does not attend and if you can take a lateral flow test before coming that would show consideration for everyone. These are readily available from supermarkets and chemists are free of charge and easy to conduct.


The first session on Monday11th October will cover Player Management with the second on Monday 8th taking place immediately after the AGM and covering Regulations and DL.


I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in attendance.



24 August 2021

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In a first for League Cricket in Lancashire two female officlas were appointed and stood in the Division One game between Chorley 2XI and Netherfield 2XI.

Panel Umpire Lydia Purvis who is in her first season of Panel Umpiring was joined by Jasmine Naeem, fresh from duties in the Womens Hundred competition.


If any one is interested in umpiring or scoring they can contact Rob Hales or visit the Lancashire ACO website for more information on training.

You can attend a FREE ONLINE Level One umpires course by clicking the link -

If you want further information or have any questions or queries please email us at:

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17 August 2021


This Sunday sees the final of the Lancashire Knock Out Final at Emirates Old Trafford between Ormskirk and Burnley. I am delighted to say that two of our panel have been selected to officiate at this prestigious event, the premier club cup competition in the county. Congratulations go to Hillal Namajee and Adrian Darlington whose on field performances over recent seasons have justified their appointment to this game.


28 October 2020

The Competition is saddened to hear of the death of Chris Clegg

Chris died peacefully on Wednesday 21st October, aged 86 years

Chris was a lovely man who always had a smile and time for people

Chris played a prominent role in  Lancashire Cricket being Secretary to Longridge CC

Prior to becoming the Palace Shield Umpires Secretary in the 1990s

He continued to umpire until 2004 and still attended to support the Umpires Meetings even after we merged with the Northern League Umpires

Dearly loved husband of Heather, and will be sadly missed by all his family & friends.
The funeral service will take place at Longridge Parish Church of St. Lawrence on Friday 6th November at 10.00 am, prior to committal at Preston Crematorium.
Attendance at both the Church and the crematorium are restricted, those wishing to pay their respects are welcome but please do adhere to current social distancing regulations.
Family flowers only please, donations if so desired to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation



21 September 2020

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Congratulations and many thanks to the umpires who were selected and stood in this seasons finals.

Level 1 Ken Ashworth & Matt Plummer 3rd Umpire Phil Watmough

Level 2 Dean Oldfield and Gulum Abbas 3rd Umpire Rob Hales

Level 3 Steve Hamer and Peter Tuson

Level 4 Martin Lewis and Michael Burke

Twenty20 - Hilal Namajee & Adrian Darlington

27 August 2020


The Lancashire ACO have launched a new website.

This new website includes information and links  for prospective umpires as well as links to the league regulations and some excellent CPD material which would be of interest to umpires, players and club officials.

The address is

Chairman LACO

28 April 2020


The ECB ACO now have 3 courses available on line. These would be ideal for any player or club official who wants to update or acquire new skills/ The course are all free of charge and can be accessed via the following links:



“Basics of Umpiring” – This course is aimed at club umpires who just need to know the key laws and basic field craft and those players who umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend.


“Umpire Stage One” This course is designed to give an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. This course is an ideal introduction for new club umpires, a refresher for existing umpires and the first step for those who aspire to umpire at higher levels.


“Basics of Scoring” This course is designed to provide you with all the skills needed to start scoring. The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket such as scoring symbols, umpire signals, dismissals and gives a helpful overview of the Laws of the game.


The Stage 1 Course is the an on line version of the course we normally run in the autumn, anyone who takes the course and wants any support an contact me by email and I will try and help with any queries they have.

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