Umpiring & Scoring

Umpires and scorers are essential parts of every cricket game, and a great way to become involved. Umpiring ensures all cricket matches are fair, orderly and enjoyable for everyone. Umpires enjoy the challenge of cricket - plus the satisfaction of helping others enjoy their game.

We are always looking for Umpires and Scorers to join our ever-growing summer workforce!


Get Involved

Our Community Umpires receive two (2) tickets to Cricket matches throughout the summer! Register below to ensure you receive your tickets, as well as other information relating to Umpiring & Scoring in New Zealand.

If you have an existing volunteer profile, log in via this 'Existing Friendly Manager' tile above, and follow the steps outlined in the guide below to change your profile to an umpire or scorer role.

Adding Umpire role to existing Friendly Manager profile - Guide (PDF)


Below are some resources that will help you get involved, or improve your skill as an Umpire or Scorer! Click below for contact details, resources, and more useful information.

In The Umpires Shoes

Check out the action from a day in the life of an ICC Umpire at the 2024 World Cup.



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