As the County Appointments Officer for Berkshire Cricket, our Appointments Officer
appoints approximately 600 umpires to ECB and County competitions every year. The
number of appointments for 2014 is expected to be greater.
In the latter part of the 2010 season we were involved in one of 4 pilot areas for
an ECB ACO scheme that enables appointments to be made using a web-based system known
The system is now operational and allows officials to enter and update their own
details and availability. Appointments are allocated by the County and Regional Appointments
Officers and communicated electronically to the officials via e-mail. Once the appointment
is accepted by the official the system automatically confirms this to the relevant
Appointments Officer and simultaneously informs the clubs involved in the fixture,
as well as providing the official’s contact details.
The appointed official is also able to use the system to get directions and other
useful information about the clubs, i.e. directions to the ground and even local
Each team contact (the manager, coach or administrator), are able to access and update
their data and are responsible for entering their team information, fixtures, venues
and other related details for which the appointments to be made depend.
All appointments and any necessary changes will be notified and confirmed by e-mail
to the preferred address.