The Association’s traditional Convention was held online in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, below you can view the resources that were circulated to members during the week long digital event which took place from 12-19 September 2020.
Live Panel hosted by Mel Jones
Former international cricketer, now broadcaster, Mel Jones, hosts a panel of NSWCUSA’s three current international umpires: Gerard Abood, Paul Wilson and Claire Polosak to discuss their experiences on cricket’s biggest stage.
Nutrition and Officiating with Sally Anderson
Sally Anderson has worked with match officials as a sports nutritionist for close to a decade. In this live presentation, she will be discussing how you can tweak your nutrition choices to get the most out of yourself during a match (and everyday life!)
CA Umpire Panel
Hosted by three of NSWCUSA’s Cricket Australia Umpire Panel members – Greg Davidson, Simon Lightbody and Tony Wilds – the trio presented on general preparation, decision making and teamwork, with plenty of time for any questions from the audience as well.
Troy Penman sits down with Australian-born, American-based Minor League Baseball umpire, Tom West to discuss baseball officiating, receiving feedback, preparation, self-assessment and the transferrable skills between baseball and cricket officiating.
Laws of Cricket Questions | Umpires
Education Officer Ben Trealor facilitates discussion around questions from the Laws of Cricket to aid umpire development ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Laws of Cricket Questions | Scorers
Education Officer Ben Trealor facilitates discussion around questions from the Laws of Cricket to aid scorer development ahead of the 2020-21 season.
The End of the Match
International scorer Ian Wright and international umpire Claire Polosak present a workshop exploring what happens at the end of the match and potential scenarios that you may encounter when balancing the books.
Scorer Q and A
International scorers Christine Bennison and Narelle Johnston host a question and answer session, an opportunity to ask any burning questions about scoring, regardless of whether you’re new to the craft or you have plenty of experience.
Country Panel Presentation
Get to know the Country Umpire Representative Panel – the top performing umpires in regional New South Wales – as they introduce themselves and share their thoughts and ideas in preparation for the upcoming season.
Premier Cricket Observers
A friendly group of experienced umpires – the Observers provide feedback to umpires to assist their development and see them improve with each match. Targeted at early career umpires, this presentation includes a number of tips to ensure your first few games are as successful as possible.
The below resources were circulated on the final day for the benefit of members:
- Dick French Convention Close
- Decision Making
- Quick Umpiring Tips
- CA Technique Guidelines (March 2020)
- Umpiring and Scoring in a COVID 19 Safe Environment
- New Umpires – Looking the Part and Creating the Right Impression