Two top cricket umpires will speak in Shepparton on Wednesday and all umpires and players from Cricket Shepparton and other associations are urged to attend and hear them speak of their experiences and pass on some tips.OLIVER CAFFREY February 6, 2014 4:15am
Cricket Shepparton umpires Russell Baldi and Jim Evans will be some of the district officials who could gain knowledge from Richard Patterson and Ashley Barrow.
Top-flight cricket umpires will pass on years of experience to district players and officials in Shepparton on Wednesday.
Euroa-born Richard Patterson and Big Bash League umpire Ashley Barrow will be at the Sherbourne Terrace to inform local associations about pathways, attitudes and distractions on the field.
Patterson, also the current Cricket Victoria umpiring manager, has officiated in one Test match and 20 Sheffield Shield matches to go with his 301 games in Victorian Premier cricket.
Barrow has umpired in 18 Big Bash games, 240 Victorian Premier cricket matches and made 13 Sheffield Shield appearances.
Cricket Shepparton umpiring director Graeme Byrns said all people involved in Benalla District, Goulburn Murray, Murray Valley and Seymour District associations are invited, not just Cricket Shepparton players and umpires.
‘‘We’ve had a Melbourne guy come and talk to the umpires alone before, but not to this extent — we’re opening it up to all the cricketers and they should all come along and understand a lot more about game,’’ Byrns said.
‘‘They’re both quality umpires with plenty of experience and we’re hoping players, as well as local umpires come along, because I think everyone will get a lot out of the night.
‘‘Richard and Ashley will be talking about their district experiences, in the Big Bash and at international level — they will be happy to answer any questions about rules and umpires in general.’’
Byrns said Cricket Shepparton officials stocks had been boosted this season by the inclusion of several new umpires — including a number who have recently made the transition from playing and others who have crossed from other associations.
The session will begin at 7
Entry is $15 and juniors will be admitted free.
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