International Institute of Cricket Umpiring & Scoring
Change of bowling action
Barrie Crawford sometimes bowls with his front foot across the crease on the other side of the wicket. Why is it now a No ball? he asks More
Run out off helmet
Henry Williamson from Somerset has asked us to verify the situation when a ball rebounds from a fielder's helmet and hits the wicket More
Catch off arm guard
Manoj Pundir asks whether a batsman can be caught when the ball strikes his arm guard More
Fielder distracts striker
In a recent League match, the umpires warned a forward short leg fielder for moving before the striker had played the ball More
One run cost a century Robby Mellor from Devon asks about the precise moment a game ends because he thought one of his players had scored a hundred More
Pitch damage by the batsman The Laws state that deliberate damage to the pitch is an offence. It is regarded as unfair play - and hence penalised - if any player on either side deliberately damages the pitch. More
Ultimate Pace Secrets written by the world's leading pace bowling coach, Ian Pont goes deep into the bowling action using the results of high motion video analysis from the fastest men on the planet. More
Calling all scorers
IICUS has established an alliance with Notchers' News which is a forum for sharing news and experiences, discussing scoring issues and networking.
Open Learning Manual
The MCC has published the 4th Edition of the Open Learning Manual which is an essential document for all umpires wishing to extend their knowledge and application of the Laws
Northern Ireland umpires
The website for the Northern Ireland Association of Cricket Umpires & Scorers has been re-vamped and can be viewed here
Total Cricket Scorer
Total Cricket Scorer© is the world leading, easy-to-use cricket software for recording scores for cricket matches, but it is much more than just an electronic cricket scorebook More
Friends of the International Institute of Cricket Umpiring & Scoring (FoIICUS) has been created by the International Community Cricket Trust (ICCT) specifically for umpires, scorers, players, club members, officers and supporters who are involved in grass-roots recreational club cricket of all types at all levels throughout the United Kingdom More
Law changes October 2010
In October 2010, the new edition of the Laws of Cricket came into force and the changes are explained on the MCC video The 2010 version has been in force in matches abroad in such places as Australia, india, South Africa and Pakistan but will only be used in the UK from the start of the approaching summer season. The Laws have been amended to illustrate changes to logic, layout, consistency and clarity as well as reflecting current practice, getting rid of some ambiguities and introducing some new technology.
A text version of the full Laws has been made available by the MCC. The text highlighted in blue are important changes which may need some study by umpires .