Dates set for county pool contest


Dates have been set for the trials and Lincolnshire Championships for the county’s pool players

The dates are:

December 28, 2014 - County AGM and Lincs Mens County Championships.

January 4 2015 – Lincs Ladies and Juniors County Championships.

January 11 2015 – Men’s County 1st Trials.

January 25 2015 – Men’s County 2nd Trials.

February 1 2015 - Seniors, Ladies, Juniors County Trials and Seniors Lincs County Championships.

These matches are all to be held at Sportsman Pool Hall, Boston. For more details contact John Lord (Tel: 07730 569974).

Cricketing umpire course in New Year

Stamford Umpires’ Association is running an ECB Association of Cricket Officials level one course in the new year.

This is a course for those wishing to start umpiring for their club or in local leagues.

No previous knowledge is expected, but most who take part will have played or done some umpiring. It is also of interest to those who want to understand more about the game.

The course uses the ECB ACO course book to supplement numerous slides showing situations in cricket matches.

Two qualified instructors, Ted Glossop and Derek Patience, will run the course.

The venue will be Market Deeping Cricket Club on Sundays February 8, 15 and 22, running from 10pm to 4pm.

The cost of the course will be £75 which includes course materials, Laws of Cricket, the ‘Bible’ of umpires - Tom Smith’s Cricket Umpiring and Scoring and 12 months membership of Stamford Umpires Association.

Applications should be to: Derek Patience, 29 Priory Gardens, Stamford, Lincs. PE9 2EG.

(Tel: 01780 753066); email: by December 31.