Attendees: Messrs AK Hignell, MJ Charman, AE Choat, PJW Danks, MD Smith, JM Brown: apologies – Sue Drinkwater
Some of the main points to come from this meeting follow:
In view of the potential increase in the number of penalties which may be awarded as a result of the law changes, the umpires have been instructed not to allow the game to continue until the appropriate penalty is showing on the scoreboard.
City Franchise t20 (to start in 2020): it is probable that ACCS will be invited to appoint scorers for these matches: it is likely to be seen as on opportunity for less experienced scorers to join a more experienced colleague.
Mike Charman has been invited (by Surrey CCC) to score a Test and ODI at the Oval in 2018.
One new umpire has been added to the Umpires’ list for 2018 – Ian Ramage.
No umpires due to retire in 2018.
CLOs for 2018 – no change from 2017.
In televised games scorers will not have direct contact with the on-field umpires – only contact to be made through third umpire.
PCS Pro will be sending representatives to all counties to ensure that the program is compatible with scoreboards.
Lord’s Test: Polly Rhodes was unable to accept her invitation to score at Lord’s this year; her place has been taken by Graham Irwin (Sussex). Polly will be first choice in 2019.
Date of Lunch/AGM: Wednesday 31st October 2018 – at Derby.