Welcome to Gacus

The Gloucestershire Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers (GACUS) exists to recruit, train, develop, support and appoint cricket umpires and scorers in the north of Gloucestershire.

The Association was first established in 1987 and over the years has developed a national reputation for providing top class training and development for cricket umpires and scorers.

Our aim is to support all cricket umpires and scorers, whether they wish just to play a part in junior, local village and league cricket; or whether they aspire to officiate in top league and professional cricket across a number of Counties.

There is a much greater need for umpires and scorers than we can currently meet.  We therefore welcome anyone and everyone, irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, cricket experience etc., who loves the game of cricket and wishes to explore this way of keeping close to the action.

Contact us for further details, or complete and send us a membership form online.

Latest Updates

Umpire & Scorers News

2018 End of Season Seminar

2018 End of Season Seminar

We had 28 members present last night and I’m attaching the notes of the discussions. Feedback from seminar But here...
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End of Season Newsletter 2018

End of Season Newsletter 2018

GACUS END OF SEASON NEWSLETTER September 2018 NEW MEMBERS A very warm welcome to two new members, who have recently...
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Associate Membership for Scorers

Associate Membership for Scorers

Dear cricket scorer in Gloucestershire If you are receiving this letter it is because either you are a club scorer...
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Thoughts on the use of walkie talkies ??

Thoughts on the use of walkie talkies ??

I’m Sold on the Walkie-Talkie! My first experience of using a walkie-talkie two way radio as an umpire was some...
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Passion for Umpiring

Passion for Umpiring

Pictured is umpire Phil Awford who still has a passion for umpiring. He is pictured here using his folding spiked...
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Young Umpires make their mark at the Kings Festival

Young Umpires make their mark at the Kings Festival

  The annual Under 10 District Cricket Festival, organised by the Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) and held at King’s School...
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11-0 off 0 Balls !!

11-0 off 0 Balls !!

Has anyone had a more bizarre opening to a game than this in the County League game between Lydney &...
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Mid Season Q&A

Mid Season Q&A

Nearly fifty umpires and scorers were in attendance at the Victoria Ground for the GACUS mid-season gathering, where all four...
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Good Practice Guide

Good Practice Guide

GACUS GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE PAPER 1. TEAMWORK & PARTNERSHIPS During 2014, the GACUS Committee spent quite some time dealing with...
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WEPL Disciplinary Issues

WEPL Disciplinary Issues

To ALL WEPL Umpires Copied below, is the full text of a letter sent by the WEPL board to every...
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Minutes

Committee Meeting 19 July 2018

Committee Meeting 19 July 2018

Committee Meeting 19.07.18
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Committee Meeting 25th April 2018

Committee Meeting 25th April 2018

Gloucestershire[JC1]  Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers Minutes of Committee Meeting held on 25th April 2018 at The Victory Club,...
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Committee Meeting 14th Feb 2018

Committee Meeting 14th Feb 2018

Gloucestershire Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers Minutes of Committee Meeting held on 14th February 2018 at The Victory Club,...
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Committee Meeting 8th Nov 2017

Committee Meeting 8th Nov 2017

Gloucestershire Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers Minutes of Committee Meeting held on 8th November 2017 at The Victory Club,...
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Aims and Objectives:

  • To improve the standard of cricket umpiring and scoring within Glos. by training, education, preparation for exams and discussion
  • To improve communications between umpires and scorers in Glos. via newsletters, local associations, meetings and social functions
  • To co-ordinate the appointment of umpires and scorers to such matches as may be requested by the governing bodies for cricket
  • To promote, uphold and protect the status and interests of umpires and scorers
  • To take such action/representation as is desirable in the interest of cricket
  • To co-operate and cultivate good relations and improve communications with other associations and with all other cricketing bodies
    for the benefit of GACUS members and the betterment of the game of cricket

Want to know more read our constitution.

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Brief History of the Association

Following two steering committee meetings in November 1986 and January 1987, the inaugural meeting to found the then Gloucestershire Association of Cricket Umpires was held on the 25th March 1987 with 26 people in attendance. In 1992, the Association received consent from the Gloucestershire County Council to use part of the county crest for its emblem. At its 6th Annual General Meeting, in March 1993, Scorers was added to the Association’s title in recognition of both the importance of their role in the game and the number of scorer members who had, by then, joined the Association.

Gradually, over the years, the Association has developed in strength to the extent that there has been a five-fold increase in its membership since inception. However, the demands for its services in providing trained, qualified officials for the higher levels of adult and youth recreational cricket in Gloucestershire has grown even faster.