NEWS.


It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the very sad passing of Mike Scourfield of Carew Cricket Club. Mike was a great supporter of Pembrokekeshire Cricket and former sponsor of the Harrison Allen Bowl competition for several years.

Our thoughts are with his family and Carew Cricket Club at this very sad time.


The County side to fce Wales XL Fourty Club @ Haverfordwest CC on Sunday 13th June 2021, wickets pitched 1pm.

Brad McDermott-Jenkins (C) (Neyland)
Ashley Sutton (Neyland)
Ross Hardy (Neyland)
Jack Nicholas (St Ishmaels)
Ryan Morton (Lawrenny)
John Mansbridge (Saundersfoot)
Loui Davies (Narberth)
Gethin Scourfield (Whitland)
John Curran (Llechryd)
Toby Hayman (Burton)
Josh Lewis (Cresselly)


Good Evening All


The above rule covers Match Length/ Bowling restrictions and several enquiries relating to those issues have been reported to the Executive and Umpires Association for clarification.

The first paragraph refers to match length. Please note that it states the MATCH will consist of 90/80/70 overs. Therefore any unused overs from the first innings WILL be carried over into the second innings. 

So taking Div 1/2 as an example. If a side is bowled out in the 40th over the opponents have 50 overs (45 + 5).

This will impact on the maximum number of overs any bowler can bowl in the second innings. Paragraph 3 deals with this issue and states 'No bowler may bowl MORE than one fifth of the overs in an innings'  

Therefore in the above example bowlers may bowl up to a maximum of 10 overs.

The rule also states that part of an over will count in the maximum number of overs a bowler can bowl.

Therefore, if the number of overs in the second innings (or if the match is reduced in length due to delayed start) results in a number not divisible by 5 the decimal point MUST be round down

This  ensures that the bowler does not bowl more than one fifth of the overs.


The match between PCCC and the SWCA plannedSunday 30th May 2021 - SWCA at Kilgetty CC has been postponed and will be rearraged later in the season.


150 Club monthly draw winners can be found here.


Good Day Ladies/Gentlemen,
The long awaited resumption of league cricket is nearly upon us. May we take this opportunity to wish all teams the very best.

Please ensure you are up to date with all the restrictions concerning numbers and in particular to the section on spectators.

Can you also inform your players/members to be careful what they put on social media. we do not want all the hard work of Cricket Wales/ECB to be undone by careless comments put on social media.

we will inform clubs of any changes to the playing conditions as soon as we receive them.


Senior County Games 2021 Season:

Sunday 30th May 2021 - SWCA at Kilgetty CC

Sunday 13th June 2021 - Wales XL Forty Club at Haverfordwest CC wickets pitched 1pm.

Sunday 20th June 2021 - SWCA at Gorseinin CC, wickets pitched 1pm

Tuesday 20th July 2021 - MCC at Pembroke Dock CC


As you are no doubt aware, the Welsh Government has brought forward the date when organised outdoor activity can take place. Accordingly the Executive has decided that the fixture due to take place on Sunday 25th April will be moved to Monday 3rd May.

THE FIXTURE DUE TO BE PLAYED ON SATURDAY 1ST MAY WILL GO AHEAD AS SCHEDULED

Monday 31st May will be kept as a spare day should we need it.

Further directions (as to playing conditions) will be sent as and when I receive them from the ECB/Cricket Wales.


Following on from the First Minister's briefing today, allowing outside activities to take place with up to 30 people the Executive have made new arrangements for the 2021 cricket season.

PLEASE NOTE; PROTOCOLS FOR PLAYING CRICKET HAVE TO BE AGREED BY CRICKET WALES/ECB AND THE WELSH GOVT

But subject to those protocols being favourable it is intended that:-

Sunday 25th April now moved to Monday 3rd May

Saturday 1st May now moved to Monday 31st May

We will circulate further playing conditions when they become available.


2021 season cup draw now under Fixtures, Results and Tables


2021 LEAGUE Fixtures : now published

Div-1   :   Div-2   :   Div-3   :   Div-4   :   Div-5

[ .. or view ALL Fixtures .. Sorted by DATE : Sorted by CLUB : Sorted by TEAM ]


Senior County Games 2021 Season:

Sunday 30th May 2021 - SWCA at Kilgetty CC

Sunday 13th June 2021 - Wales XL Forty Club at Haverfordwest CC wickets pitched 1pm.

Sunday 20th June 2021 - SWCA away

Tuesday 20th July 2021 - MCC at Pembroke Dock CC


To see the list of Pembroke County Cricket Club, 150 Club winners, Click Here


Pembrokeshire Cricket need more Umpires for the 2021 season and this is your call to arms once again.
This winter due to the pandemic face to face training will not take place but you can do it on-line and even more it's FOC.
To find the course go to home page of www.walesaco.org.uk , click on courses then umpire courses and then register on the ECBACO stage 1 Umpiring Course and good luck.
Please contact Richard Merriman for further details on 07974 777438 and also to confirm your participation on the course.


It is with a very heavy heart that we have to announce the very sad news of the passing of our past president Mr. Maurice Cole. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family, friends and Cresselly Cricket Club at this very sad time.

Maurice will be sorely missed by all involved with Pembrokeshire Cricket.


Highest and Lowest Team Scores in the Harrison Allen Bowl Final Scores courtesy of Paul Webb


Indoor League Draw 2020/2021


 

Good Morning Everyone

I write on behalf of the County Executive to advise you that after interrogating the Cricket Wales  Guidelines (29 pages) of it you will be pleased to know that we can play  Indoor Cricket In Pembrokeshire this year. You may be aware in other areas this is not possible due to Lock Down measures. As such at this stage the winner will not progress further( Things Might Change).

After  consulting our Organiser Peter Davies davispeter15@sky.com, 07833115445,  we have decided to run it on a Monday night at the New Neyland Hub 6pm to 9pm.

Whilst we had a truncated Cricket  season the interest has been tremendous. With not many other sports being played we have an opportunity to carry on playing Cricket. Peter will be the main contact and draw up the fixtures.

You will be pleased to know that The Pembrokeshire Groundsman Association have agreed to continue their sponsorship. To help and support you in what will be the inaugural season of the competition at Neyland, the County have agreed to keep the costs to a minimum. As such if we can get away without charging teams we will this year. However this will depend on the number of clubs that enter and such  there might have to be a nominal cost.

The new hall is getting busy and I must ask you to let Peter and I know if you wish to enter your clubs into this year's competition by Friday 23rd October so the hall can be booked accordingly. We would then look to start the competition in November. Amalgamated sides will be allowed if you are struggling to get teams, but if the winner does go forward to any Welsh Finals, obviously they would not qualify.

If demand is great we may have to limit entry to one club per side unless you have entered a number of teams previously. Please ensure if you do enter you have enough players to fulfil all your fixtures in case of the odd person being unavailable, However if you do have more than one team let us know and we try to accommodate it.

You will be aware from Welsh Cricket Guidelines you will have to fill in a risk assessment which I will forward to you when entered. I will also forward you the hub Covid-19 Risk assessment with regard to Cricket ,The terms and conditions and Emergency procedures .

It would  be great to have more numbers this year to carry on the momentum from the season and Peter and I look forward to hearing from you shortly

Kind Regards,

Martin Jones


Division one top 20 bowlers for the last 10 seasons 2010 to 2019

Division one highest run scorers for the last 10 seasons 2010 to 2019


It is with great sadness that the Pembroke County Cricket Club has to inform you that Dennis Venables has passed away.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday 30th September 2020.

He will be sorely missed by all in the Cricket Community. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.


County side to play MCC @ Kilgetty CC on Tuesday 18th August 2020, 12 noon start: Cancelled

Sean Hannon
Toby Hayman
Brad Mcdermott-Jenkins
Henry Durant
Ross Hardy
Patrick Bellerby
Andrew Pawlett
Nick Kooman
Phil Cockburn
Ashley Sutton
James Davies


Harrison Allen Bowl semi-finals:
St Ishmaels v Neyland at Haverfordwest
Burton v Haverfordwest at Pembroke Dock


Cricket in Pembrokeshire starts in earnest on Saturday. I strongly remind you to read the protocols and guidance previously circulated from Cricket Wales and the Welsh Government. Also, the Cricket Development Officer Martin Jones has emailed all clubs reminding them to follow the rules.

You are reminded that spectators are not allowed, only those who have a genuine need are allowed to be present (Such as a parent of a young player).

We are the only county in Wales playing our own competition and it stands to reason that many eyes will be upon us. A failure to obey these protocols may result in costly legal proceedings against clubs and could conceivably result in all Cricket in Wales being halted.

THE RULES ARE IN PLACE FOR A REASON. PLEASE ABIDE BY THEM.

Stephen Blowes
Hon Sec


The Pembroke County Cricket Club are pleased to announce that we have a new sponsor for the Harrison-Allen Cup competition.

Blas y tir (Puffin Produce Ltd) have kindly agreed to sponsor the competition. We thank them for this sponsorship in these difficult times and look forward to a long association.


The Pembrokeshire ACO are pleased to confirm they will be running the Alan Brown Cup this season. The preliminary rounds and semi finals will be played on the week commencing 27th July, The draw remains the same as in the County handbook.

The final will be arranged when a suitable date and venue have been agreed so as to not impinge on County fixtures.

Our thanks go to participating teams who have agreed to play and we wish them all a successful tournament.


Cup Fixtures now under Fixtures Results & Tables


2020 Season Update

The executive would like to thank all Clubs for their responses to the questionaire concerning the playing of cup matches and junior leagues.

The executive is now proactively working with Clubs to try and find the best solution for Cricket in Pembrokeshire. We are now waiting for guidance from both the Welsh Government and Cricket Wales/ECB concerning the playing of recreational cricket and will update clubs as soon as it is available.

The next announcement from the Welsh Government is on Friday 10th July and the Executive are meeting again on the 13th July.

The Executive can meet earlier should the Government and Cricket Wales make any announcements before that date.'

 

County's First Cricket XI - 1948


2020 Season Update

'On Friday the Welsh Government eased the restrictions placed on us all whilst this pandemic is still active. However, these are very limited and the social distancing remains in place along with the restrictions placed on meeting people from outside your household. A further restriction is placed on travel limited to 'as a rule of thumb' 5 miles. The ECB and Cricket Wales released their latest bulletins on Friday and recreational Cricket remains suspended indefinitely. 
The next Welsh Government announcement is not due until 18th June and given their stated intention to proceed cautiously it is extremely doubtful restrictions will be lifted to enable recreational cricket to be played by the 27th June which is the half way point of our fixtures. 
It is with sadness therefore that the Executive have made the decision to cancel league cricket for this season. It is hoped that should circumstances allow cup fixtures can be played in August.
Junior Cricket is also cancelled, however, if circumstances allow some form of Junior Cricket could be played later in the year.

I also refer you to the email I circulated from Keri which deals with friendly fixtures with other clubs from different leagues within South/West Wales'

Stephen Blowes
Hon Sec


To see the list of Pembroke County Cricket Club, 150 Club winners, Click Here


When groundsmen are working alone at the ground, can you please inform someone that you are at the club and please keep in regular contact with someone to keep safe.


Coronavirus Update

The outbreak and impact of Coronavirus in the UK is a serious, unprecedented and currently still very unpredictable matter.

Cricket Wales has been in close and regular dialogue with colleagues at Glamorgan Cricket and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), in order to align our approach and to manage our response for our staff, visitors to venues, participants and supporters of cricket.

These conversations are ongoing and our approach has been to follow the standing government advice. In light of the recent shift in the UK government’s position, in relation in particular to ‘non-essential travel and contact’.

The Pembroke County Cricket Club, supports this position and urges all clubs, leagues, participants and volunteers to follow this guidance and suspend all cricket activity with immediate effect.

The Pembroke County Cricket Club's priority is the safety and wellbeing of all participants in what will undoubtedly be a testing time for our sport and, indeed, our nation. We will endeavour to serve cricket in the best and most appropriate way possible, under the challenging circumstances we will all face in the coming weeks and months.

We will of course continue to update you regularly, as this situation evolves.

The Chairman and the County Executive are here to support you through this period of uncertainty. If you want to further discuss any issues, please do not hesitate to give our Welfare Officer, Dave Loosmore a call.

Please ensure that you take every precaution to keep you and your families safe.

Richard Merriman
Charman


The Senior County Team fixtures 2020

Sunday 6th June 2020 v SWCA at Mumbles CC
Sunday 28th June 2020 v SEWL away
Sunday 26th July 2020 at Neyland CC
Tuesday 18th August 2020 v MCC at Kilgetty CC
Thursday 30th July v Glamorgan 2nd XI at Pembroke Dock CC


Umpires Course 2020:

Stage 1 on February 16th @ Whitland CC starting at 9:30am

Stage 2 on March 22nd @ Whitland CC starting at 9:30am

For further information contact:

Richard Merriman on 07974 777438

Book on line www.walesaco.org

Cost stage 1 & 2 - 30 each or 40 if booked together.


To see the list of Pembroke County Cricket Club, 150 Club winners, Click Here


Pembroke County Cricket Club Annual Lunch Presentation 2019

Tom Davies receiving the George Cole Cup
from Ms Helen Bowen and Mr Robert Croft

 
County Club Chairman, Mr Paul Webb, Mr Robert Croft
and County Club President, Mr Nick Evans

Pembroke County Cricket Club: Season 2019: Division Two Top 20 Run Scorers
Club Name
Runs
Innings
H/S
N/O
Comp. Inns
Avg
50
100
Narberth Richard Adams
927
18
116 n/o
8
10
92.70
7
2
Llechryd John Curran
789
15
111 n/o
5
10
78.70
2
3
Johnston Josh Hicks
565
13
157
0
13
43.46
3
1
Pembroke Dock Scott Griffiths
478
16
126 n/o
3
13
36.76
1
1
Carew Robert Hicks
473
17
100 n/o
4
13
36.38
1
1
Pembroke Andrew Hay
451
13
100 n/o
2
11
41.00
2
1
Kilgetty Kyle Marsh
449
11
122
0
11
40.81
3
1
Pembroke Phil Hay
437
13
114 n/o
4
9
48.55
2
1
Kilgetty Toby Poole
435
12
91 n/o
2
10
43.50
4
0
Hook Jamie Phelps
416
11
126
2
9
46.22
2
1
Narberth Had Luff
408
13
129 n/o
3
10
40.80
1
1
Hook Aled Phelps
406
15
69
1
14
29.00
3
0
Kilgetty Christian Phillips
395
13
61 n/o
3
10
39.50
2
0
Llechryd James Betterley
395
16
53
3
13
30.38
2
0
Kilgetty Ross Hardy
364
5
129
1
4
91.00
0
2
Pembroke Paul White
359
16
60
2
14
25.64
2
0
Haverfordwest Doug Johnston
335
14
68
1
13
25.76
3
0
Haverfordwest Nigel Morgan
322
14
47
1
13
24.76
0
0
Johnston Geno Cleal
318
16
76
0
16
19.87
2
0
Pembroke Johnathan Rogers
307
11
114 n/o
5
6
51.16
1
1

 

Pembroke County Cricket Club: Season 2019: Division Two Top 20 Wicket Takers
Club Name
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wickets
Avg
B/F
Pembroke Sam Davies
131.5
14
535
43
12.44
6-35
Narberth Ben Quartermaine
133
31
335
35
9.57
5-18
Hook Matthew Holder
138.3
21
490
33
14.84
4-23
Pembroke Rob Smythe
183
61
492
32
15.37
5-24
Haverfordwest James Marchant
109
12
484
30
16.13
7-58
Llechryd Graham Keen
106.5
22
382
29
13.17
5-20
Llechryd Rhys Beard
154.3
37
427
28
15.25
7-14
Narberth Loui Davies
128.2
28
417
28
14.89
4-10
Pembroke Andrew Hay
86.4
6
353
26
13.57
5-32
Pembroke Dock Billy Wood
154.3
25
623
26
23.96
3-33
Llechryd Jion Curran
137
45
349
25
13.96
4-24
Narberth Matthew Johns
78.5
8
212
25
8.48
5-17
Narberth Mike Reekie
85.5
9
345
24
14.37
5-26
Llechryd Peter Betterley
117.3
35
314
24
13.08
4-28
Hook Aled Phelps
139
30
458
22
20.81
5-33
Cresselly Matthew Lewis
104
10
425
21
20.33
4-33
Kilgetty Robert Beynon
96.3
12
401
21
19.09
4-28
Pembroke Dock Nick Daley
143
21
608
19
32.00
4-13
Narberth Ben Hughes
71.1
8
251
19
13.21
6-57
Carew Barry Evans
96.5
15
362
18
20.11
3-68
Johnston Mark Hicks
105
17
410
18
22.77
4-87

Haverfordwest Cricket Club, Winners of the Harrison-Allen Bowl
 
Neyland CC, winners of the Duggie Morris Cup
 
Neyland Cricket Club, Winners of the Alec Colley Cup
 
Hook Cricket Club, Winners of the Ormond Youth Plate
 
Burton Ladies, winners of the Clive Huxley Cup
 
Haverfordwest Cricket Club, winners of the Ken Morris Cup
 
Llanrhian Cricket Club, winners of the Alan Brown Cup
 
George James (Captain) and Harry Makepiece (Man of the Match), recieving their Ormond Youth Plate awards from County Club Chairman, Mr. Paul Webb.

Pembroke County Cricket Club: Season 2019: Division One Top 20 Run Scorers
Club Name
Runs
Innings
H/S
N/O
Comp. Inns
Avg
50
100
Carew Tom Davies
936
18
102 n/o
3
15
62.40
9
1
Cresselly Dan sutton
936
18
139
2
16
58.50
2
4
Haverfordwest Simon Holliday
927
15
127
4
11
84.27
4
4
Neyland Nick Kooman
802
18
127 n/o
7
11
72.90
7
1
Lawrenny Harry Thomas
574
16
109 n/o
3
13
44.15
3
2
Llangwm Joseph Kiff
569
15
106
0
15
37,91
5
1
Cresselly Phil Williams
559
12
116
1
11
50.81
5
1
Saundersfoot Nick Cope
540
17
119
0
17
31.76
4
1
St. Ishmaels Phil Cockburn
513
16
89
1
17
30.17
4
0
Whitland Geriant Jones
488
16
150
0
16
30.50
1
1
Neyland Patrick Bellerby
478
14
107 n/o
2
12
39.83
2
1
Whitland Matthew Davies
459
18
62 n/o
5
13
35.30
2
0
Burton Toby Hayman
448
15
77
0
15
30.60
3
0
Cresselly Simon Cole
441
15
76
1
14
31.50
3
0
Llangwm Will Beresford
438
15
48
1
14
31.28
0
0
Lawrenny Steve Lewis
430
14
83
1
13
33.07
4
0
Saundersfoot John Mansbridge
420
16
75
1
15
28.00
4
0
Saundersfoot Danny Caine
415
11
107
1
10
41.50
0
2
Lawrenny Kurtis Marsh
403
12
81 n/o
4
8
50.37
2
0
Whitland Johnny Thomas
395
13
79
2
11
35.90
3
0

 

Pembroke County Cricket Club: Season 2019: Division One Top 20 Wicket Takers
Club Name
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wickets
Avg
B/F
Neyland Andrew Miller
176.4
20
581
47
12.36
5-13
Carew Tom Davies
202.1
45
569
43
13.23
6-15
St. Ishmaels Andrew Pawlett
199.3
21
869
40
21.72
7-20
St. Ishmaels Brendon Devonald
200.3
35
658
35
18.80
5-34
Saundersfoot Nick Cope
174.2
21
742
34
21.82
4-41
Lawrenny Brad Macdermott-Jenkins
110.1
15
466
34
13.70
6-40
Lawrenny Rob Williams
179
39
491
30
16.36
4-21
Haverfordwest Clive Tucker
116.3
13
467
27
17.29
6-15
Lawrenny Ryan Morton
128.4
17
458
27
16.96
4-32
Burton Luke Hayman
94.3
6
545
25
21.80
6-29
Haverfordwest Simon Holliday
132.5
14
520
25
20.80
5-37
Neyland Tom Pritchard
64.5
10
254
25
10.16
6-25
Saundersfoot Sam Franklin
136.5
26
592
25
23.68
4-56
Burton Morgan Scale
149
16
648
23
28.17
7-39
Cresselly Tom Arthur
161
19
782
22
35.54
3-96
Cresselly Ryan Lewis
146.4
27
535
22
24.31
5-25
St. Ishmaels Andrew Williams
88.1
11
357
21
17.00
4-26
Neyland Henry Durrant
137.5
35
382
21
18.19
5-40
Whitland Matthew Davies
161.1
20
762
20
38.10
3-28
Llangwm Ollie Davies
99.2
9
515
20
25.75
4-22

Player of the Month for August 2019.

Daniel Sutton of Cresselly Cricket Club, being presented with
the by Mr. Brian Hawkins of Thomas Carroll, our League Sponsors
and County Chairman Mr. Paul Webb.


To view the scorecard for the Pembroke County Cricket Club
versus MCC, played on 20th August 2019, Click Here.


Simon Holliday receiving his County Cap from County Chairman,
Mr Paul Webb


Pembroke County Cricket Club has raised a total of 370 as a donation to the Wales Air Ambulance. A raffle at the Alec Colley cup match raised 220 also the Players and Umpires at the recent County Game against the MCC donated their match expenses to the Wales Air Ambulance.


Neyland Cricket Club, collecting the Division 1 trophy, for the 2019 season, from Mr. Brian Hawkins
of Thomas Carroll, our League Sponsors and County Club Chairman Mr. Paul Webb.


Narberth Cricket Club, collecting the Division 2 trophy, for the 2019 season, from County Club President Mr. Nick Evans, and County Club Chairman Mr. Paul Webb.


Herbrandston Cricket Club, collecting the Division 3 trophy, for the 2019 season, from County Club President Mr. Nick Evans, and County Club Chairman Mr. Paul Webb.



St Ishmaels Cricket Club, collecting the Division 4 trophy, for the 2019 season, from County Club President Mr. Nick Evans, and County Club Chairman Mr. Paul Webb.



Whitland Cricket Club, collecting the Division 5 trophy, for the 2019 season, from County Club President Mr. Nick Evans, and County Club Chairman Mr. Paul Webb.



Player of the Month for July 2019

Richard Harris of Cresselly CC, being presented with the trophy by Mr. Brian Hawkins
of Thomas Carroll, our League Sponsors and County Club Chairman
Mr. Paul Webb.


It is with regret that the Pembroke County Cricket Club has to report that Trevor Thomas of Pembroke sadly passed away on the 7th August. Trevor was a well respected cricket umpire in Pembrokeshire for over 20 years, including two Harrison Allen Finals. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.


It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we have recived the news that John Williams passed away this morning, Thursday 15th August 2019, with his family at his bedside.

Our thoughts, and I am sure the thoughts of the whole of the Pembrokeshire Cricket family, are with Hilary, and the boys at this very sad time.


Player of the Month for June 2019

Nicky Cop of Saundersfoot CC, being presented with the trophy by Mr. Brian Hawkins
of Thomas Carroll, our League Sponsors and County Club Chairman
Mr. Paul Webb.


Find County Team v Llandysul photo by selecting: County Fixtiures & News - Senior County Team


Pembroke County cricket Club are pleased to announce that GD Harries & Sons Ltd will be the new Sponsor of the Harrison-Allen Bowl competition. PCCC wish to thank Thomas Scourfield & Sons for their sponsorship of the Bowl over a number of years


The County game v Swansea on Sunday June 23rd has be cancelled as they have an ECB Cup match v Bristol now after being abandoned on Sunday

Player of the Month for May 2019

John Curran of LLechryd being presented with the trophy by Mr. Brian Hawkins
of Thomas Carroll, our League Sponsors and County Club Chairman
Mr. Paul Webb.


Find County Team v Wales Over 50's photo and scorecards by selecting: County Fixtiures & News - Senior County Team


   Senior County Games for 2019

Sun 19th May Swansea CC/University at St. Ishmaels CC (Umipres: John Williams & Simon Richards)

Sun 9th June South Wales Cricket Association at Pem.dock CC (Umpires: David Brandon & David Bonner)

Sun 16th June XL Club Wales at Haverfordwest CC (Umpires: Arthur Brady & Mervyn John)

Sun 23rd June Swansea CC/University Away

Sun 30th June South Wales Cricket Association Away

Sun 14th July South East League Away

Tues 16th July Glamorgan 2nds at Whitland CC (Umpires: Alan Hansen & Steve Blowes)

Sun 11th August South East League at Pentyrch CC

Tues 20th Aug. MMC at Kilgetty CC (Umipres: Trefor Evans & Jon Willington)

 


                                               Umpires Retire.

Three of Pembrokeshire’s most popular umpires have decided to hang up their whites.

Les Hastings, Huw Davies and Denis Chiffi, for various reasons, have stepped down from umpiring around the county this season. This is a sad loss to Pembrokeshire cricket as they were all highly experienced umpires, well liked and respected, who are going to be greatly missed by colleagues and players alike.

Huw was recently awarded Life Membership of the Umpires Association for his services as Training Officer and to Committee over many years. A decision welcomed by all his colleagues. He still serves on the Umpires Executive so is not cutting his ties completely and Les still retains the Presidency of the Association sharing his wealth of experience with current members.

We wish both Les, Huw and Denis well in their retirement and hope we will still see them around the County enjoying their cricket from the other side of the boundary rope.


                                           Umpires Move Forward.

At the recent AGM of the Pembrokeshire Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers (PACUS), it was agreed after much debate, that they should align themselves more closely with the national umpires group, The Association of Cricket Officials (ACO), organised and run, albeit as a separate entity, by the ECB. Therefore with immediate affect, the association will now be known as The Pembrokeshire Association of Cricket Officials, or PACO.

This decision was based upon a number of factors, not least allowing access to the latest training materials produced by the ACO, which contain copyright material of television clips and videos of incidents which can be used for teaching new umpires and scorers. We have used the system for a couple of years now but were reliant upon the goodwill of the ACO allowing us access, and the availability of a tutor to deliver the course for us.

To address this issue, Richard Merriman has recently completed his instructor training with the ACO and can now deliver the course “in house” for Pembrokeshire and remove the need for the restrictions placed upon us.

The second factor involved in the change is the use of a national appointments system known as “Who's the Umpire”. This system allows us to use a computer based program to make our umpiring appointments and deliver them electronically to the individuals appointed. This alleviates double appointments and allows a more even spread of umpires to clubs as well as the need for the Secretary to be continually making phone calls and amendments which he can now do via email at the push of a few buttons. It has made the job that much easier and again we are grateful to the ECBACO for allowing us access to the program at no cost.

In conclusion, it will take a little time to adjust and you may see little obvious change. The committee and the constitution remain unchanged and until we amend our paperwork you may still see stationary with our old headings affixed.
The name change and closer ties with the ACO will allow us access to more innovative training materials and any improvements that occur in the umpiring and scoring world in the future that we would otherwise be excluded from or find difficult to access.

Dave Brandon. Chairman.

Pembrokeshire ACO.