The Northern Ireland Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers was originally formed in 1949 as the 'Northern Ireland Cricket Umpires Association'. It was formed by umpires with the purpose of improving the standard of umpiring within the NCU (Northern Cricket Union). This was to be done through training and discussion of umpiring matters.
At the Association's AGM in October 1998 the name was changed to include scorers who, with the umpires, form the essential team to control and record the game of cricket. This reflected the developments in England at the time. In fact, the Association was affiliated to the Ireland Region of the Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers (ACU&S) - an organisation which operated world-wide and had its headquarters in Surrey. Since then the ACU&S has been replaced by a new organisation called the England and Wales Cricket Board Association of Cricket Officials (ECBACO) and our Association is now linked to this body, particularly for training purposes.
Notice of Winter Meetings is published on the Home page.
The Association very much welcomes anyone interested in either umpiring or scoring to join the Association - you do not have to be a qualified umpire or scorer to become a member. Currently overall membership is over 60 people and meetings are relaxed and informal occasions but provide an excellent forum for informative discussion. If you would like to become a member, it only costs 1 match fee + £10 for practising umpires and £10 for others per year - send us an email with your name and address and we'll send you an application form.