7 June 2010

Special umpires

Like most club cricketers I've done a fair share of umpiring and was amused at the weekend to spot that both of our oppositions seemed to have players deemed good enough to do the bowlers end job whilst others were only deemed capable of tramping in a desultory way from square leg to square leg and that who got which job didn't seem to bear any relationship to the age or experience of the player. When I queried this it turned out that the side had only one 'clicker' and it was thought essential that that went from bowlers end to bowlers end and never to square leg.


1 comment:

Winks said...

Did the traditional method of 6 stones or coins not occur to them?