Appointments - Season 2013
The links below provide a real-time feed from the PlayerReg system which is used to maintain the umpire allocations for all Cricket Scotland, CSL and Scottish Cup matches. This means that the allocations shown, which will cover the next 4 weeks, if not more, of the season at any given time, will be the most up-to-date version that you can obtain.
Following on from the success of last October's function, Mike Blackshaw is organising another function on 5th April.
West District News
The next meeting of the West District will be on Tuesday 28th January at Clydesdale Cricket Club when Billy McPate will cover changes to the laws, the new WDCU Playing Conditions and provide an explanation of the 2014 WDCU Umpire appointments system.
The Annual Dinner will be held at Ralston Golf Club on Friday 7th March when the speakers will be Roddy Smith, the Cricket Scotland CEO, and Jim Robertson, lawyer and well-known after-dinner speaker.
West District Training
Billy McPate and Vic Hadcroft will be running the usual training course at Clydesdale Cricket Club from 23rd January 2014. Full details can be found here.
David W Potter provides an entertaining review of the "gathering" of umpires in Edinburgh at the end of October.
Mac Wylie's annual review of who did what outside our borders.
There will be universal sadness at the news of the passing of Charlie McLaughlin, a well-kent and respected umpire in the West. An appreciation of Charlie's cricketing life can be read here.
West Region Winter Programme
Details of the West Region's winter programme can be found here. A warm welcome is extended to all umpires and scorers to attend, no matter where they are based.
2013 Irish Umpire Exchange - Part 2
Neil Davidson relates his experiences in Belfast when he took part in the reciprocal umpire exchange visit to Ireland.
2013 Irish Umpire Exchange
Mac Wylie provides his unique slant on the recent visit by Irish umpires to officiate in Scotland.