ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ACO)

The ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ACO) represents scorers and umpires for and on behalf of the national governing body, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Whether it’s the spectacle of a First-Class Test match or a recreational game on the local playing field, cricket at all levels depends on the enthusiasm and dedication of its officials.
If you would like to become a member of the ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ECB ACO), simply download this application form and email it to You will need to download the form to your device in order to complete and return it.
Find out more about the Association of Cricket Officials here.
2024 ACO membership offer
If you wish to join the ECB ACO for 2024, please complete the our membership form and Direct Debit instruction – click here to access (you will need to download the form to your device in order to complete and return it).
We have two payment options
Direct Debit (only available for UK Bank Accounts)
We will collect one annual payment in January 2024 (renewals). If you wish to switch to Direct Debit payments, please complete the above form and return via email (securely) to or post to : ECB ACO Customer Support, ECB Office, County Cricket Ground, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7QU.
BACS (direct payment)
Reference – PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – this is essential to identify your payment.
National Westminster Bank
Sort Code: 60-18-20
Account Number 18031323

Contact details

Phone: 0121 446 2710


You’ll be covered by the most comprehensive insurance package available. This not only covers you while you are officiating, but also during your travel to and from grounds. You will also be covered for valuables placed in your care.
Get full details on insurance for ECB ACO members.


We have moved from physical magazines to online magazines. These are via regular “Over and Out” emails updating you on all things officiating.
The ECB ACO is committed to supporting the ECB’s sustainability policy, which will be  here.


County ACO’s are delivering regular member learning in both Umpiring and Scoring, aimed for individuals who have completed a base level of education (either the ECB Umpiring Course or Club Scorer Course). These sessions are designed to help support officials with their on-going learning and performance when umpiring or scoring.

The ECB Officiating Department are also delivering a series of workshops over 2024 that will be available for members to attend at no charge. These will be advertised via the Over & Out newsletters.
To learn more please speak to your local County ACO. If you do not know who these individuals may be, please contact and we’ll introduce you.

Code of Conduct

The ECB ACO takes its role as a provider of cricket for all very seriously. Our role is not only to uphold the Spirit of Cricket, apply the MCC Laws of cricket fairly and consistently, but is to act as role models for future generations of individuals being involved within our sport.
The ECB ACO have decided to adopt the ECB General Conduct Regulations, effective 1 January 2024.

ACO Shop

Please click here to purchase your branded ACO merchandise.


With access to the official appointments website,, you’ll be able to put yourself forward to officiate fixtures at local level as well as ECB competitions.

ECB DBS Certificate*

If you are currently Officiating within England & Wales and wish to take up Full Membership, dependant on your role, then you will need to hold a valid ECB DBS Certificate. If you are unsure on the status of your Certificate or requirement to have one, then please contact our Customer Support team by clicking here.
*DBS not applicable for scorers from 1 January 2024