The ECB have created a range of free online courses for aspiring umpires and scorers. They are a great way for people to use the current downtime to learn a new skill or brush up on their knowledge. The courses are ideal for parents looking to learn more about the game and also for players who have to umpire their own games.
Basics of Umpiring
This course is aimed at umpires who simply want to learn the fundamental laws and basic field craft and those players who umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend.
Umpire Stage One
This course is designed to give an overview of the basic Laws of the game as well as providing information on how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. This course is an ideal introduction for new club umpires, a refresher for existing umpires and the first step for those who aspire to umpire at higher levels.
Basics of Scoring
This course is designed to provide 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.