Senior County team to play Swansea CC/University on Sunday 19th May at St Ishmaels.
Sean Hannon (Captain)
Senior County Games for 2019
19th May Swansea CC/University at St. Ishmaels CC
(Umipres: John Williams & Simon Richards)
9th June South Wales Cricket Association at Pem.dock CC (Umpires: David Brandon & David Bonner)
Sun 16th June XL Club Wales at Haverfordwest
(Umpires: Arthur Brady & Mervyn John)
Sun 23rd June Swansea CC/University Away
30th June South Wales Cricket Association Away
14th July South East League Away
16th July Glamorgan 2nds at Whitland
(Umpires: Alan Hansen & Steve Blowes)
11th August South East League at Pentyrch CC
20th Aug. MMC at Kilgetty
CC (Umipres: Trefor Evans & Jon Willington)
Three of Pembrokeshire’s most popular umpires have decided to hang up their whites.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.