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Player Umpires supported through Community Umpire Programme

A new pilot led by Christchurch Metro & NZC has seen player umpires receive support in officiating their own matches.
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Whanganui Collegiate cricket stalwart calls time

The Whanganui Collegiate School scorebook will not be the same following this season’s retirement of long-standing scorer, Robert Wake.
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Pulling up stumps

As the pages turned towards the end of the 2023/24 cricket season, it was also the final chapter on the field for one of New Zealand Cricket's most respected umpires
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Celebrating NZC's Longest Serving Scorer

Otago scorer Helen Simpson will be the first to receive one of New Zealand Cricket’s newly minted badges to mark her long service to the game.
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Inspired to Umpire – Vibhuti Patel’s Umpiring Journey

After moving to New Zealand, a chance encounter saw Vibhuti Patel try her hand at Umpiring.
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Aspiring Female Umpire running for Parkinson’s

Aspiring Female Umpire, Moth Tupp, will run 21.9km a day through the month of November in her GiveaLittle fundraising effort for Parkinson’s Disease, a condition that has impacted Moth’s life in many
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Aspiring Umpires enjoy first in-person residential

The Aspiring Female Umpire Programme kicked off in Lincoln last weekend, offering ten aspiring Umpires from across New Zealand the opportunity to enjoy a weekend full of development.
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NZC Match Officials confirmed for 2023/24 season | Bowden set for 200

The 84-Test umpire was today confirmed on NZC’s National Umpire Panel for the upcoming season, and will reach the milestone during Auckland’s Plunket Shield match against Northern Districts
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2023-24 Aspiring Female Umpire intake announced

New Zealand Cricket is excited to announce ten (10) successful candidates in the 2023-24 intake of the Aspiring Female Umpire Programme (AFUP), including six returning from last season.
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