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  • A Scorer's Life In The Southern Premier League
    9th September 2021

    I first started scoring seriously in 1984 for my village team and was quite happy doing it for the next 35 years. It was very much village and even parks cricket often with few or no facilities. In the last twenty years my old team, Drayton Parslow CC, has played in the Four Counties Cricket League (FCCL) in one of the lower divisions and very much near the bottom of the cricket pyramid. I was also the club secretary and with my excellent chairman we basically ran the club and so I gained considerable administrative expertise and experience in so many areas.

    Brian Knapp
    3rd June 2021

    Members will be sad to learn that Brian Knapp passed away last week after a short illness, aged 84.

    Umpires Needed!
    31st May 2021

    The South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League (SHICL - https://shicl.co.uk/) is looking for more umpires to support their 2021-22 season (from early September 2021 to early April 2022), played at Places Leisure, Eastleigh most Sundays between 14:15 and 22:00.

    New Season 2021
    29th April 2021

    Just to wish all umpires and scorers an enjoyable start to the new league season which starts Saturday, Remember to keep the game moving, Support your colleague, make sure you understand the Regs and covid restrictions. Have an enjoyable game and best wishes for the season.

    Planning Your Return To Umpiring
    7th April 2021

    Now that many of us are getting ready to start officiating again, the South Central Region of the ECB ACO has prepared an information sheet called ’Time to get back on the Field. Planning your return to Umpiring after Lockdown’ (see below), that may help members get back into the swing of things.

    Pre-Season Meeting - 19th April 2021
    6th April 2021

    The South Coast Panel of Cricket Officials pre-season meeting will be held on Monday 19th April 2021 at 19:00, via Zoom.

    Gold Vipers Champions Penpal Programme
    23rd March 2021

    The Gold Vipers Champions are looking to create a penpal programme for elderly ex-cricketers/scorers/umpires in Hampshire who are either living alone or in a nursing/care home.

    Advert: Tichborne Park Scorer Required
    14th March 2021

    Tichborne Park 1st XI are seeking a scorer for the upcoming 2021 season (Covid-19 permitted).

    SCP Members Feature On HCB Podcast
    26th February 2021

    Members may be interested in listening to a recent HCB podcast featuring our very own Sophie McLelland & Fiona Newnham talking about their officiating careers.

    Update: Ron Cross
    31st January 2021

    Members will be sad to learn that, after going into hospital last Christmas, Ron Cross MBE, a well known umpire in Hampshire and a stalwart of Gosport Borough CC, passed away on 20th January 2021, aged 100.

    Merry Christmas
    25th December 2020

    Merry Christmas from everyone at the South Coast Panel of Cricket Officials.

    Update: COVID-19 FAQ's & Support
    3rd July 2020

    The Hampshire Cricket Board, in collaboration with the Southern Premier Cricket League and the Hampshire Cricket League, have released a further update to their list of frequently asked questions and support pages in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 2nd Joint Statement - COVID-19 Update
    26th June 2020

    2nd Joint Statement by the Hampshire Cricket Board, Hampshire Cricket League & Southern Premier Cricket League

    The Umpiring Project 2020
    25th June 2020

    "Increase your own and your team mates' enjoyment of cricket. Increase your knowledge of the game. Help your club’s cashflow! Jeff Levick MBE (chair, Hampshire Association of Cricket Officials)

    Well-being and Mental Health
    17th June 2020

    The Hampshire Cricket Board (HCB) have distributed the following free resources and opportunities for club, coaches, grounds staff and volunteers:

    Officials Training Packages
    8th June 2020

    The South Central Region of the Association of Cricket Officials has initiated a training programme to run through the 2020 season to enable officials of all experience levels to exercise their minds whether working by themselves or in teams across e-mail, WhatsApp, Zoom etc.

    Joint Statement - COVID-19 Update
    5th June 2020

    Joint Statement by Hampshire Cricket Board, Hampshire Cricket League & Southern Premier Cricket League

    #HantsLearningMonth
    4th June 2020

    Whilst we await the return of cricket hopefully some of you have been enjoying the opportunity to get outside and have a net. For many people, the void of cricket in their lives is something we are all missing.

    COVID-19: ECB Statement
    18th March 2020

    The ECB have released a statement regarding the COVID-19 situation and the current stance regarding recreational cricket:

    COVID-19 Update
    17th March 2020

    The Management Committee is monitoring the ongoing situation with regards to the COVID-19 virus and will be taking advice from numerous bodies on how best to proceed as and when more information becomes available.

    Vacancy: Paultons Scorer
    5th March 2020

    Paultons Cricket Club are on the hunt for a 1st team scorer. Anybody who applies would preferably be available most Saturday afternoons from May through to end of August, but flexibility can be accommodated. It would be home at Whitemoor lane and then away with the team within the Hampshire area; transport can be provided. A small payment per match is available and tea will also be provided.

    Vacancy: Bashley (Rydal) II's Scorer
    5th March 2020

    Bashley (Rydal) II's are looking to recruit a scorer for their upcoming SPCL Division Two campaign. They would be looking for someone available for the majority of the Saturdays during the season (beginning of May to the end of August) and can offer the following:

    Exciting Developments For Play-Cricket Scorer Pro
    21st December 2018

    In 2019 video capability is to be added to Play-Cricket Scorer Pro laptop scoring software which can be downloaded free from https://www.play-cricket.com/updates3.