County umpires talk at Hove

ECB Association of Cricket Officials

The Brighton, Hove and District Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers have secured the services of county umpires Rob Bailey and Steve Garratt for an evening event at Hove in June.

Sussex are playing Somerset in the LV= County Championship, and the two umpires standing in the match will be talking to the Sussex ACO after the day’s play.

More details are also available on the Sussex ACO website at www.sussexcricketumpiresandscorers.org.uk

Anyone interested in attending please contact Mervyn Goode via email at mervyn.goode@btinternet.com

The evening starts at 7:30pm on Wednesday June 17 in the Jim Parks Bar at the Sussex County Ground, Eaton Road, Hove.

Bailey played for England, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire. He retired at the end of 2001 and joined the reserve umpires list. He was appointed to the full list of first-class umpires for the 2006 season.

Garratt, a Nottinghamshire policeman, became one of a small band of non-county players to make it onto the ECB's first-class umpires panel when he was appointed for the 2008 season. He had been on the reserve list since 2003.

He stood in his first Championship match in 2005 and then appeared in another five in both 2006 and 2007. He also officiated in women's Test, ODI and Twenty20 internationals and in January 2008 was the MCC's official umpire on their tour of Argentina.