League seeking new umpires

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Pontefract Cricket League are struggling to find umpires to officiate at league and cup games.

The league is appealing for help from former players or those with an interest in cricket.

Umpires do not need qualifications, just an interest and knowledge of the game.

Training and courses can be arranged for those who would like to develop their skills. They receive a fee of £30 per game and an afternoon tea courtesy of the club they are umpiring.

Senior qualified umpires are on hand during games and both in and out of season to offer support to anyone who has not previously umpired.

Mark Punton, of Pollington CC, said: “Pontefract League is a great league of friendly, competitive teams. Umpires are integral to the success of the game and all teams would warmly receive any new umpires to the game.”

For more information contact John or Mark on 01405-860382 or 07715597461.