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New playing conditions in world game

New playing conditions in world game

A host of changes to playing conditions in international cricket will come into force on Saturday, affecting powerplays, hours of play, batmsen obstructing the field, and runners.

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Umpires put to the test

Umpires put to the test

Tom Wright

Many a bowler has questioned an umpire’s eyesight over the years but such a tradition may soon be a thing of the past due to the ECB’s Umpires Testing Programme in Loughborough.

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Get yourself graded

Get yourself graded

All around the country, cricket scorers ply their trade with the minimum fuss – often the unsung heroes of cricket.

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ACO, MCC and Tom Smiths….

ACO, MCC and Tom Smiths….

The 2011 updated version of Tom Smith's will be available from July 21, priced at £18.99 RRP (plus postage and packaging).

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Umpires wanted

Umpires wanted

The Blind Cricket England and Wales (BCEW) Umpires Panel, which was covered in the ECB ACO Magazine during 2010, is looking for some new members to stand this season.

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Keep an eye on your eyes

Keep an eye on your eyes

If you were to close your eyes and imagine the perfect summer's day, what would you see? It would probably involve glorious sunshine but that might be more dangerous than you think.

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Statement re vetting

Statement re vetting

Statement from the England & Wales Cricket Board Ethics Department to County Umpire Panel Boards who will be appointing umpires for the 2011 season regarding the correct procedure to check that umpires have been vetted appropriately

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Hawkeye sessions at Lord's

Hawkeye sessions at Lord's

The ECB ACO has teamed up with the MCC Indoor School to offer a unique opportunity to umpires around the country to visit Lord’s Cricket Ground and have a first-hand look at the Hawkeye technology in action in the MCC Indoor School.

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ACO insurance improved

ACO insurance improved

ACO is delighted to inform all of its members that it has improved its cover for the start of the 2011 season. All ACO members can be confident that they have the best possible cover while they are in the middle or in the scorebox.

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Scholarship applications open

Scholarship applications open

The Peter Harris Memorial Trust offers an annual Scholarship for the training of one umpire and one scorer.

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