Leonard-Scott to ad­dress lo­cal um­pires later this month

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Sport - By JEREMY WIL­SON

LO­CAL cricket um­pires will have the op­por­tu­nity to hear from state um­pires man­ager Ja­son Leonard-Scott later this month when the WDCA holds its an­nual um­pires An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing.

The an­nual gen­eral meet­ing will be held at the Wan­garatta Club on Tues­day, Septem­ber 25 be­gin­ning at 5:30pm.

Fol­low­ing the meet­ing, a meal will be had be­fore Leonard-Scott gives a talk on um­pire strate­gies and demon­strates var­i­ous tech­niques.

WDCA um­pires co-or­di­na­tor Jim David­son said hav­ing Leonard-Scott up for the night was a great op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal of­fi­cials to dis­cuss all things um­pir­ing.

“Ja­son will be up to get to know the lo­cal um­pires,” he said.

“It’s an op­por­tu­nity for him to pass on dif­fer­ent strate­gies and also let our lo­cal guys know what is go­ing on at state level.

“He’ll an­swer any ques­tions from the floor and also elab­o­rate on the path­ways avail­able to um­pires.”

With the lo­cal sea­son just around the cor­ner, David­son said the um­pir- ing group was get­ting ready for an­other big sea­son with over 20 cricket devo­tees to of­fi­ci­ate the league’s matches.

David­son said there was still plenty of time for any­one want­ing to get in­volved to come for­ward and urged those in­ter­ested to at­tend the AGM.

“Our num­bers are look­ing quite strong but we can al­ways do with more,” he said.

“It’s about en­cour­ag­ing um­pires at all lev­els and that in­cludes at the ju­nior level.

“There are great op­por­tu­ni­ties for um­pires – last year Richie Hey­wood went to the Coun­try Cricket Cham­pi­onships in Western Aus­tralia.”

Any­one want­ing more in­for­ma­tion on um­pir­ing can con­tact Jim David­son on 0459 484 727.

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