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Respected Sir,

I used to note down the following things.

1) Call of Play ( time note down )
2) Call of Time ( time note down )
3) If play interrupted , then call of Play after resumption and the time at which play interrupted. ( times note down )
4) On field calculations of how much play lost till now at every 1 hour.
5) whats the over rate at every 45 min.
6) bowlers' bowling record . ( no of overs bowled and over no. bowled )
7) No of wickets fallen and the time of fall.
8) which batsman at which end at the fall of wicket or at the interruption of play and at the start of interval( call of Time )
9) Which bowler was bowling and from which end.

All the above things i wanted to note down every time , but i missed some of them at some occasions.

I wanted to know from you the best practice if any , that will help me to collect each and every of these things. Also let me know if something that is also important and i am missing it in the above list.

Following are the demo sheets i am trying to use recently on field.
Kindly suggest or modify it which you think that will be better than what i am showing here

Time calculation          Fielding Team :      

         Waiting time calculation          
       |    Time off the field          |   waiting time

Mayur Wankhade.

Dear Mayur,

Its so nice of you to have covered almost all the required timings except a few miss out. But you have done an excellent job. Its all differ from Umpire to Umpire, how he adopts his own ideas and work out all these calculations. Some umpires I have found lethargic and leave it to their partners. But its all important to involve yourself totally with the game when you are officiating even a small match. Its a matter of practice and love for the job.

I would add what you missed out,

The time of any injured player leaving the field and when he returns. This timings are to be confirmed with  your colleague, when you decide to allow him to bowl after his return.

The particulars of New ball taken after which over and you have to note down the score etc.

When bowler is taking too long to complete his over, you need to note down his time to have a check on him. When you feel that particular bowler is taking too long to complete the over, you have to check and confirm with your colleague. This will help you to take any action under Unfair play.

At the start of any interval or interruption, you need to note down, the names of the striker to take strike and the bowler who bowled the last over and will not bowl after the end of interval / interruption and from which end over is to start / resume. The ball will be retained by the umpire from whose end the game is to resume after any interval / interruption.

Allowances to be noted while arriving the calculations of 90 overs per day, e.g. time to retrieve ball, medical treatment taken on the ground, any extra drinks taken by the batsmen, changing gears, etc..

There is lot of work to be done on the field of play, besides concentrating on each ball. So its a tough and challenging job, but this can be achieved through love and passion for the game.

I might have missed any points here, but whatever I recollect while answering your question, I have tried to put here.

With regards,

Suhas Sapre (Baroda 18022013)


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