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Rain Panel & Umpires List

If the home team consider that the ground for a Saturday fixture is not fit for a game of cricket, then the club can request for a Rain Panel Umpire to make a decision in advance of the game, to save the cost of travelling, and any other expenses.


The home club must ensure that sufficient time is available for the Umpire to attend, and undertake a thorough investigation before making a final decision.

Any discussion to cancel a game must be made at least two hours before the scheduled start, so it is imperative that enough time is allowed for the pitch inspection. In practice, this requires the home club to make contact with the Rain Panel around 9.30am on the day of the match; thus allowing for travel time, the inspection itself, maybe consult with colleagues and then inform the club of his decision.

In the event of a cancellation, the Rain Panel Umpire will inform the appointed Umpires, and the Home club will inform the Away club.

If the Rain Panel Umpire believes that play is possible, he will inform the Home club of his decision, and allow for the appointed Umpires to attend the match as normal.


The Rain Panel Umpire may charge £10 at the time of the pitch inspection, and this will be paid by the Home club. It is recommended in such instances, that the Rain Panel Umpire takes photographs, if possible, to support his decision to cancel the game. When informed that their game has been cancelled, the appointed Umpires should contact the Umpires Appointed Secretary, to see if an alternative fixture is available.

Birch Vale

M J Cooper

07583 047615

Chapel en le Frith

P Smith

07968 142486

Dinting

S James - 01457 852548

J James - 01457 851565

High Lane

G Ridings - 0161 449 8920

N Shaw - 07879 475375

Newton

JJ Smith - 0161 879 6618

M Young - 0161 368 8019

Stalybridge

M Young

0161 368 8019

Woodley

J Northover - 0161 427 6745

Broadbottom

N/A

Charlesworth

H Whitney

01457 864263

Hayfield

M J Cooper

07583 047615

Hollingworth

K Nield

01457 865605

Old Glossop

S James - 01457 852548

J James -  01457 851565

Tintwistle

K Nield

01457 865605

Buxworth

P Smith

07968142486

Dove Holes

R Jones

07876 204326

Hazel Grove

K Williams - 0161 432 4698

N Shaw - 07879 475375

New Mills

M J Cooper

07583 047615

Pott Shrigley

N Latham

07872 580411

Whaley Bridge

N Latham

07872 580411

Umpires List
 

D. Ainsworth - 07590261920

P. Bentley - 07792283453

K. Bradbury - 07990599255

M. Cooper - 07583047615

A. Fitzgibbon - 07596985090

C. Hewitt - 07387882895

J. Jackson - 07548540146

Rob. Jones - 07876204326

N. Latham - 07872580411

J. Northover - 01614276745

P. Whitworth - 07769890319

J. J. Smith - 01618796618

D. Spector - 07906666225

H. Whitney - 07931131627

A. Wilson - 07484676865

R. Bent - 07890356163

B. Beswick- 07543835657

M.M. Brown - 07920214102

P. Cooper - 07904669549

P. Fletcher - 07900093856

D. Hollows - 07976156907

P. Johnson - 07976941871

A. Kirk - 07917764275

H. Lund - 07410627165

A. Oldfield - 07790489035

G. Ridings - 07887761864

P. Smith - 07968142486

P. Talbot - 07817274650

B. Wilde - 01613082685

M. Young - 07803589245

K. Clegg - 07774261601

S. Bowden - 07585476092

D. Burdis - 07746657979

A. Eaton - 01613369940

M. Hawkin - 07779763569

L. Hopwood - 07597359849

R. Jones - 07817967141

J. Kirk - 07873700019

K. Nield - 07942494051

G. Parry - 07731851742

N. Shaw - 07879475375

I. Sohail - 07446873749

K. Tysall - 07712257678

K. Williams - 07917508313

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