Grading

page last updated 00:30 28/01/13

Stand by to be confused.

There are two elements - Classification and Grading

Classification (= what have you done)
A: meets criterion B and has officiated in multiple day cricket matches
B: officiates ECB Premier Division matches (or designated equivalent) on a regular basis
C: This umpire officiates in higher levels of feeder leagues and the later stages of local competitions
D: officiate in other grades of local cricket

Grading (= how trained are you)
"C" (County) Gradings are within our control and set according to the previous season's performance
"D" Gradings are awarded by Chris Kelly of the ECB. We have no say beyond recommendation
The "crossover" point is when umpires in the Premier League are graded C1* and may progress

WALES ACO Gradings
Here are the gradings for everyone in Wales as approved by the ECBACO in January 2013
These gradings DO NOT take account of any 2013 training
The download is a .pdf file
The gradings are by reference to your 2012 umpiring record
You have to have stood in at least 6 matches at a particular level to get the relevant grade
C1 = Premier League
C2 = Top division of feeder league
C3 = 2nd division of feeder league
and so on
C6 = unqualified or inactive
If you have a "*" rating, that means you are considered to be "upwardly mobile".
If you have a "+" rating, that means that you have previously stood at a higher level
Eg C2 + 1 = now C2 but used to be C1
C6 + 5 = now inactive but used to be C1
and so on
S = scorer
U = unclassified because we had no information about the members concerned

 
"The Pathway to the Top"
Classification
Grade
Qualification Level
Standard of Cricket
(ECB)
E1
5
ICC Elite Panel
(ECB)
E2 & E3
4
Test Match
(ECB)
E4/E5/E6
4
County Cricket
(ECB)
E7
4
County Reserve List
(Development) A
D
3
County 2nd XI and Minor Counties
(Development) A
D/C1*
2 and experience
Other Multi Day - Universities, U17s etc
(County) B
C1
2
Premier League Premier Division
(County) C
C1/C2*
2
Premier Leagues
(County) C
C2*
1A
Feeder Leagues
(County) D
C2
1 + experience
Feeder League Lower Divisions
(County) D
C3/4/5
1
Local Umpire not in Premier/Feeder Leagues
(County) D
C6
-
Local umpire - no qualifications