Welcome to the Scottish Cricket Officials Association Website
SCOA - the Scottish Cricket Officials Association - was founded in 2009 to look after the interests of Umpires and Scorers in Scotland. This website has been set up with a view to providing a central point of information on all matters to do with umpiring and scoring in Scottish cricket.
Cricket Scotland have largely funded training and development of umpires and think it is appropriate to have some oversight over this process. At the same time there has been a devolution of all cricket matters to the regions.
Accordingly Cricket Scotland are in the process of setting up the Domestic Officials Committee (DOC). This will have as its chair a CS board member (Bob Macfarlane), one other CS member and 3 members each from WOSACO (West of Scotland Association of Cricket Officials) and ESCOA (East of Scotland Cricket Officials Association), one each responsible mainly for training, appointments and scorers matters. This committee will report to the Domestic Cricket committee. The aim is that the DOC will set policy and coordinate matters but that almost all the work will be devolved to WOSACO and ESCOA.
The new structure will take over almost all the current functions of SCOA and as a result the SCOA committee has considered the future of the body. It has been decided to keep it for the moment until the new structure is properly up and running. It would be much extra work to disband the current body and then, should the new structure fail, have to reform. It is therefore proposed to mothball SCOA at present and, if the new structure does work, to disband it in the spring of 2017
Meanwhile SCOA will accept no new members and will collect no more subscriptions. Current standing orders to SCOA should be cancelled so that no subscription is paid on 1st March. Any money so received will not be returned.
No further updates will be made to this website.