“Enjoy the game from the best seat in the house”

Have you always watched cricket from the boundary or on TV and made those crucial decisions, why not back that up by becoming an umpire or scorer and learning the “Laws of Cricket” or “How to score” Remember, a game of cricket cannot happen without the third team on the field.

So if you are interested, use the contact details below and make your first great decision this Summer.

Eugene Sanders – Match Officials Coordinator

esanders@canterburycricket.org.nz – 021 778051


Canterbury Cricket would like to congratulate the following on being selected, by Canterbury Regional Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association, as the Top 10 umpires in Canterbury for the 2017/2018 season. They showed consistency, enjoyment and had a good rapport with the players out in the middle during the season and this is rewarded with selection to this panel.

Canterbury, are fortunate to still have 4 members on New Zealand Cricket umpire panels, namely: Tim Parlane, John Bromley, Eugene Sanders and Kim Cotton. Special mention needs to be made to Anvesh Achanta and Gavin Fantastic on being selected for the first time on this panel and we look forward to seeing your progress. Finally, a welcome return to the panel for Darren Thomason.


Canterbury Regional Umpires Panel

John Bromley (NZC National Umpire)   

Tim Parlane (NZC National Umpire)

Kim Cotton (NZC Reserve Umpire)

Eugene Sanders (NZC Reserve Umpire)

Anvesh Achanta                                             

Duncan Blackstock

Gavin Fantastic      

David Henderson

Matthew Hill                                              

Darren Thomason

John Bromley


Tim Parlane


Eugene Sanders


Kim Cotton


All images courtesy of PHOTOSPORT NZ

Achievements over the winter:

Over the winter there has been some exceptional work done by a few of our umpiring colleagues. In this time, two members from the Canterbury Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association have been through training for their National Level 4 Umpiring exams, which was conducted by the Canterbury Regional Training Officer, Dallas McIlraith. This is a two-stage format, they must pass their oral exam first to qualify for the written exam.

We at Canterbury Cricket would like to congratulate Anvesh Achanta and David Miller on achieving their National Level 4 Umpiring certificates and we look forward to seeing them out in the middle for the 2018/2019 season and keeping an eye on their progress.