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Umpire Course

Want to have the best seat in the house?

There is an ECB Umpire course planned in Neyland on 18th February 2024, from 09:30 to 16:00, at a cost of £70. To book your place, please select the below link.

https://booking.ecb.co.uk/event/4eb49105-8e02-4419-97d9-53113eb81022/summary


Pembroke County Cricket Club Presentation Night 2023
Division 1 winners: Neyland CC
Division 2 winners: Haverfordwest CC
Division 1 winners: Neyland Cricket Club
Division 2 winners: Haverfordwest Cricket Club
Division 3 winners: Pembroke CC
Division 4 winners: Neyland CC
Division 3 winners: Pembroke Cricket Club
Division 4 winners: Neyland Cricket Club
Division 5 winners: Pembroke CC
Harrison Allen winners: Neyland CC
Division 5 winners: Pembroke Cricket Club
Harrison Allen Bowl winners: Neyland Cricket Club
DR Morris Cup winners: Neyland CC
Ormond Youth Plate winners: Neyland CC
DR Morris Cup winners: Neyland Cricket Club
Ormond Youth Plate winners: Neyland Cricket Club
George Cole Cup winner: Sean Hannon, Neyland CC
Indoor League Div 1 winners: Neyland CC
George Cole Cup winner: Sean Hannon, Neyland Cricket Club
Indoor League Divion 1 winners: Neyland CC
Indoor League Div 2 winners: Pembroke CC
 
Indoor League Division 2 winners: Pembroke Cricket Club
 

Rhys Phelps Cian Rees

Pembroke County Cricket Club Outstanding Player Awards 2023

The Pembroke County Cricket Club annual awards ceremony is  being held at the Neyland Community Centre on 8th September. The County has continued to present the outstanding youth Player with this year’s recipients being Rhys Phelps , batter (Hook CC) and Cian Rees, bowler (Whitland CC)

Rhys has scored runs consistently for the Cricket Wales West Region with a top score of 49. He has scored just over 500 runs in League and Cup games for his club this year, with a top Score of 95 against Haverfordwest 2nds.

Cian also represented the region with best figures of 2-9 and was picked to play in the Best v the Best of the 4 regions recently at Crickhowell. This year he has led the way in the 1st team, Under 15's and Ormond youth sides. He has bowled 127 overs, with 25 maidens, that is  20% of his overs, taken 29 wickets with an amazing economy rate of 2.9. He had two five wicket halls against Johnston CC & Llanrhian CC, with his best bowling being 5-7

Congratulations are extended to both boys who have a bright future ahead of them in the game.
With both boys attending the England v New Zealand cricket on Friday:
Rhys is Pictured receiving his award from Joy James long standing member and scorer of Hook CC at a recent function.

Cian Received his award from the County Chairman Dave Brandon at the last County meeting.

 

 

Craig Willianson
Thomas Carroll July player of the month, Craig Williamson, Hundleton Cricket Club

Neyland
Neyland Cricket Club, winners of division 1
 
Haverfordwest
Haverfordwest Cricket Club, winners of division 2
 
Pembroke First XI
Pembroke Cricket Club First XI, winners of division 3
 
Neyland second XI
Neyland Second XI, winners of division 4
 
Pembroke second XI
Pembroke Cricket Club Second XI, winners of division 5
 
Laugharne Second XI
Laugharne Second XI, winners of division 6

 


The video of the 'Groundsman's course' that took place in July 2023, can be found on the 'Groundsmanship' page.


Player of the Month - April/May - Nick Kooman

 


PCCC side to play MCC at Carew on Thursday 20th July, wickets pitched at 1pm.

Sean Hannon (c)
Patrick Bellaby
Brad McDermott-Jenkins
Kyle Marsh
Shaun Whitfield
James Hinchcliffe
Kyle Quartermaine
Jonny Pawlett
Andrew Pawlett
Toby Hayman
Charlie Arthur


PCCC side to play SWCA away at Clydach on Sunday June 11th with a 1pm start

Sean Hannon(C), 

Charlie Arthur, 

Jonny Pawlett, 

Ryan Lewis,

Kyle Quartermine,

Brad McDermot-Jenkins, 

Patrick Bellerby, 

Jonathan Thomas, 

John Mansbridge, 

Tom Mansbridge

Will Phillips


The below match has been cancelled due to SWCA not being able to raise a side.

PCCC Senior XI v SWCA on Sunday 28th May 2023 @ Neyland Cricket Club, with a 1pm start.

Ryan Lewis (C)
Neilson Cole
Charlie Arthur
Toby Hayman
Kyle Marsh
Kyle Quartermaine
loui Davies
Jonny Pawlett
James Hinchcliffe
Lewis Rhead
Noah Davies

Umpires: Dave Bonner and Alan Hansen

Scorer: Natalie Thomas


It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Mr Brian Griffiths of Burton has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and Burton CC at this time.


Pembrokeshire County Youth Team Fixtures 2023

Sunday 25th June Pembrokeshire County Seniors at Kilgetty

Sunday 9th July Wales XL at Hook

Thursday 3rd August SWJL at Whitland


Pembroke County Cricket Club 150 Club Winners can be found here


It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we have to announce that Dai Morris, sadly passed away this morning. Our thoughts are with Jean, family and friends.


Senior County Fixtures.

Sunday May 28th SWCA home @ Neyland CC 1pm

Sunday June 11th SWCA away @ Clydach CC 1pm

Thursday 20th July MCC @ Carew CC 1pm


2023 Season Cricket Fixtures..
.. now published on the Fixtures, Results & Tables page


The Chairman and Executive Committee would like to congratulate Mr. Bill Carne on being awarded the British Empire Medal (BME) for his services to charity and sport.


Our Condolences to Whitland CC on the loss of Chairman Rob (Benji) Benjamin and our thoughts are with Anne-Marie, Gethin, Sion and all the family at this very sad time


150 Club monthly draw winners can be found here.




Cresselly Cricket Club Division 1 Champions





Burton Cricket Club Division 2 Champions





Kilgetty Cricket Club Division 3 Champions,





Burton II Cricket Club Division 4 Champions,





Crymych Cricket Club Division 5 North Champions,





Hundleton Cricket Club Division 5 South Champions,

Cup Presented by John Harries League Secretary

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that Mr Mel Williams has been elected to the role of President of the Pembrokeshire Groundsmanship Association.


The trading accounts of the Pembroke County Cricket Club for year ending 30th September 2021 can be found HERE


Pembroke County Cricket Club 150 Club Winners can be found here


Pembrokeshire Cricket is like all other Sports and need more Umpires urgently so the PACO are looking to run courses within Pembrokeshire please get in contact with Richard Merriman for further information on 07974777438 or email richard.merriman@riverlea.co.uk .


Pembroke County Cricket Club: Division One Top 20 Run Scorers, season 2021, curtesy of Paul Webb
Club
Name
Runs
Innings
H/S
N/O
Comp Inns
Avg
50
100
Lawrenny Kurtis Marsh
1070
15
140 N/O
5
10
107.00
7
4
Cresselly Dan Sutton
868
15
201 N/O
2
13
66.76
7
2
Whitland Geriant Jones
549
13
99
0
13
42.23
5
0
Haverfordwest Dai Davies
548
15
70 N/O
3
12
45.66
7
0
Neyland Nick Kooman
525
13
127 N/O
2
11
47.72
3
1
Whitland Jonathan Thomas
516
14
110 N/O
1
13
39.69
3
1
Cresselly Matthew Morgan
504
14
134 N/O
2
12
42.00
3
1
Haverforwest Ben Field
495
15
78
1
14
35.35
3
0
Narberth Kyle Quartermaine
490
13
136
0
13
37.69
1
1
Cresselly Iwan Izzard
480
14
125
2
12
40.00
3
1
Llechryd John Curran
471
12
132
0
12
39.25
4
1
Neyland Nathan Banner
433
13
105
5
8
54.12
3
1
Carew Tim Hicks
409
10
128 N/O
1
9
41.44
1
1
Cresselly Alex Bailey
373
12
167 N/O
3
9
41.44
1
1
Neyland Ashley Sutton
369
13
75
3
10
36.90
3
0
Cresselly Simon Cole
347
11
73
1
10
34.70
2
0
St Ishmaels Jonathan Pawlett
347
11
83
2
9
38.55
4
0
Saundersfoot Danny caine
340
8
98
1
7
48.57
4
0
Haverfordwest Danny Potter
325
14
63
1
13
25.00
2
0
Saundersfoot Tom Mansbridge
319
14
75 N/O
1
13
24.53
2
0

 

Pembroke County Cricket Club: Division One Highest Wicket Takers, season 2021, curtesy of Paul Webb
Club
LawrennyName
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wickets
Avg
B/F
Neyland Ross Hardy
114.2
28
318
35
9.08
5 - 28
Lawrenny Ryan Morton
125.2
19
467
35
13.34
5 - 33
Llechryd David Dunfee
95.5
21
339
33
10.27
8 - 16
Saundersfoot Tudor Hurle
110.4
15
454
29
15.65
4 - 15
Saundersfoot Sam Franklin
116
26
412
28
14.71
6 - 22
Whitland Scott Newton
93
8
427
24
17.79
4 - 36
St Ishmaels Andrew Pawlett
121.2
27
411
24
17.12
4 - 24
Lawrenny Rob Williams
119.2
33
307
24
12.79
3 - 5
Narberth Matthew Johns
107.5
11
469
23
20.39
5 - 27
Saundersfoot Nick Cope
108.3
14
505
23
21.95
4 - 25
Whitland Jonathan Thomas
93
6
410
23
17.82
6 - 23
Carew Ceri Brace
96.5
8
412
20
20.60
4 - 23
Cresselly Ryan Lewis
112.1
17
428
20
21.40
3 - 37
Haverfordwest Ashley James
96.4
15
390
20
19.50
3 - 23
Lawrenny Harry Thomas
89.3
4
376
20
18.80
4 - 17
Narberth Ben Hughes
92
9
452
20
22.60
3 - 25
Neyland Nathan Banner
109
19
349
19
18.36
3 - 11
Carew Iori Hicks
92.2
9
399
19
21.00
5 - 15
Neyland Andrew Miller
104
8
391
18
21.72
3 - 17
Lawrenny Kurtis Marsh
97.2
15
402
18
22.33
3 - 14
Lawrenny Jamie lewis
82
12
291
18
16.16
4 - 26
Haverfordwest Clive Tucker
131
18
484
18
26.88
3 - 15
Haverfordwest Johnny White
118
16
453
18
25.16
3 - 36
Narberth Ben Quartermaine
116.5
17
455
18
25.27
2 - 13


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.


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.



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 ]


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.


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




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.


Cup Fixtures now under Fixtures Results & Tables


 

County's First Cricket XI - 1948




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.



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.


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


                                               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.