Duckworth & Lewis attend ACO awards
Frank Duckworth, Tony Lewis and Henry Blofeld were among the guest speakers at the 2010 National Association of Cricket Officials conference.
Duckworth and Lewis successfully explained to umpires how one of the most complicated equations in sport actually came about and how the system is used in today’s game.
Veteran broadcaster Blofeld, meanwhile, was the day’s keynote speaker and delivered a highly entertaining presentation to the 185 officials in attendance.
The conference also included demonstrations of Hawkeye and Total Cricket Scorer gave attendees an insight into how technology affects both scoring and umpiring.
ICC Elite Panel umpire Ian Gould and Test Match Special scorer Malcolm Ashton also took to the stage before proceedings concluded with the presentation of the 2010 Shepherd-Frindall awards.
Winners of the awards were:
League and Panels – Keith Coburn & Cambridgeshire League Panel
Young Volunteer – Alasdair Shaikh, Sussex
Lifetime Achiever – Jeff Levick, Hampshire
Behind the Scenes – David Kirk, Hampshire
OSCA’s Official Award – Peter Robinson, Blind Cricket Umpires Association