Scorer Courses

Find and book your place on scoring courses, and join the ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ACO).

Face-to-face scorer training is back and the Gloucestershire Association of Cricket Officials (GACO) are getting in early in anticipation of a growing demand before the 2022 season.

We see officiating as one of the key areas of focus moving forward. We know that officiating numbers are on the decrease, this is a national trend. With this in mind, we are offering all courses completely free of charge in Gloucestershire.

The conditions to this are:

  • Candidate sign up for course/s and pay the fee
  • On completion, the GCB will issue a refund for the full amount to the candidate/ club if they are paying for it
  • This is only available for people involved within Gloucestershire primary affiliated cricket clubs/ leagues

When you complete the online signup forms, please ensure you enter the correct cricket club you are involved in, there will be a drop down that asks you for ‘Play Cricket Club name’.

Course: Basics of scoring

This course is designed to provide you with all the skills needed to start scoring.

The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket such as, scoring symbols, umpire signals, dismissals and gives a helpful overview of the Laws of the Game. For ages 13 and over.

Course: Getting Started with the Play-Cricket Scorer App

This 2-hour workshop takes you through scoring with demo match, setting up your own custom match and downloading a match from Play-Cricket.

Please download the app before attending, so that you can follow along on your personal device.

Thursday 31st March
Held at the Frenchay Cricket Club between 7.00pm and 9.00pm

Want to Score?

If you are a scorer or willing volunteer who is available and keen to get involved in scoring throughout the county or at your local club then please contact Sue Drinkwater, GACO Scoring Officer.

Gloucestershire is always on the lookout for new scorers and we would be delighted to welcome new members.

Gareth Dawson / Workforce Development Officer

Gareth joined the GCB in 2016 and progressed into his current role as Workforce Development Officer in 2021. His main roles are being the main point of contact for the ECB on all Coach Development matters and grow the number of active coaches across the County of Gloucestershire.

Additionally, he will support the Gloucestershire Association of Cricket Officials (GACO) in developing an Officials Strategy that aims to grow the number of officials across the game. Increase the number of courses that are available to potential officials and work with GACO to transition volunteers from ‘course takers’ to ‘standing officials’.

Support the Gloucestershire Grounds Association in developing a programme of activity that supports ground staff across each year. Coordinate and manage both national and local Reward and Recognition events for all groups of volunteers. On top of practical delivery in schools, he will work with teachers to enhance their cricket delivery and work with universities/colleges to provide opportunities for students to gain qualifications and coaching experience.

Gareth is a Liverpool FC fan, a big follower of cricket around the world and plays his cricket at Hatherley & Reddings.

Gareth Dawson / Workforce Development Officer