We now have a rolling Poolsheet.
Appointments will be made for the next 2 to 3 weeks ahead. This is to allow the Pool Secretary and our Chief Coach to make best use of our umpire resources and coaches. Appointments may be revised after East & National League appointments are known. At the same time the Poolsheet is updated here, umpires and Club ULOs will be emailed the Poolsheet. Please report any errors or changes to umpire availability or match details to the Pool Secretary as soon as they are known.
NHUA will endeavour to appoint umpires to all Men's Div 2N and to all Women's East League Div 1N & some Div 2NE games for Norfolk teams, and we are going to try and appoint some neutral umpires to Mens Divison 3NE. We may not have enough experienced/senior umpires to cover all of these games each week. The shortfall will be made up by using club umpires. Greater use of club umpires is inevitable. They will be appointed to neutral games where practicable. Clubs will be asked to name the umpires that they have appointed to those games that the Pool Secretary has nominated them (the clubs) to cover. Clubs will be expected to appoint suitable Level-1 umpires. This means someone who is not just Level-1 qualified, but also has some experience in umpiring. In Norfolk suitable umpires are those who have been coached, trained and assessed to Level-1 standard, and are currently active.
.Please note that the umpires' match fee is £15. Please have it ready (with the team sheets) before the game starts. This is to cover travelling and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Umpire appointments to HA Cup and Vase Games
It is the responsibility of the home (Norfolk) team to contact the the NHUA Pool Secretary as soon as details of the fixture are known. In the first instance NHUA will try to appoint suitable umpires for the game. In later rounds of these competitions, the ERHUA will normally make the umpire appointments. Failure to inform us in good time may result in no umpires being appointed.