Resources for Umpires and Scorers

Umpires and scorers utilise many documents that govern the game of cricket - not only the Marylebone Cricket Club's (MCC) Laws of Cricket but also the specific Playing Conditions, Report Forms, and Scoresheets that are used by New Zealand Cricket in its competitions and tournaments. These documents, as well as NZCUSA Umpiring and Scoring Resources, are provided here for all umpires, scorers, and cricket users, and are updated prior to each season, usually in September.

Please note that while the New Zealand Cricket and New Zealand Cricket Umpires' and Scorers' Association resources are free to download, it is copyright material and due acknowledgement should be made to NZC and/or NZCUSA when these resources are used for purposes beyond personal use. Please e-mail the webmaster at if you have any questions.

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Laws of Cricket

For the full Laws of Cricket, please visit the MCC website.

The Laws of Cricket, as applied in New Zealand, are reproduced in The Umpire's Companion (2013 edition).

The updated 2013 edition of The Umpire's Companion is also available here as an e-Brochure for reading online or downloading.

A summary of the 2013 Law amendments is available here as a PDF or as a Powerpoint file.

Click here for resources relating to recent Law Review material.


NZC Playing Conditions

The full NZC Playing Conditions 2013/14 that govern all domestic competitions and national tournaments are now available, along with a separate document identifying the changes from last season.

In addition, the general First Class (Plunket Shield) Playing Conditions 2013/14 are also available as a separate document, and must be read in conjunction with the specific competition or tournament Playing Conditions, as below:

Ford Trophy 2013/14 Men's Provincial A 2013/14 Women's One Day Competition 2013/14
HRV Twenty20 2013/14 Men's Under-19 2013/14 Women's Twenty20 Competition 2013/14
Hawke Cup 2013/14 Men's Under-17 2013/14

Women's Under-21 2013/14

Please also find here the NZC Code of Conduct 2013/14 and the NZC Eligibility Criteria 2013/14.

Umpiring Resources

Click here for a beginner's introduction to umpiring.  

Click here for Level One umpiring resources.

Click here for Level Two umpiring resources.

Click here for Level Three umpiring resources.

Click here for Level Four umpiring resources.

Elite Umpire and Grassroots Umpire recruitment flyers.

Penalty Run cue cards and Team list cards.


Scoring Resources

NZCUSA Cricket Scoring - Getting Started (2013) 
NZCUSA The Scorer's Companion is under preparation
NZC First Class Scoresheets (Batting and Bowling)
NZC Limited Overs Scoresheet (Both Innings)


Report Forms

NZC Umpires' Match Report Form 2011/12
NZC Venue Pitch Report Form 2011/12
NZC Captain's Report on Umpires 2011/12
NZC Umpire's Self-Assessment Form 2011/12


Training Officer Material

Boundary Assessments of Umpires (2013) 
Boundary Assessments Report Form

Additional material for Training Officers can be found on the page for each Level under Umpiring Resources.