Sussex Association of Cricket Officials

Brighton & Mid-Sussex

East Sussex

West Sussex

MCC New Code of Laws 2017



Young Officials

AgeUK - Fit as a Fiddle

Sussex ACO acts as an umbrella organisation for the three Associations within Sussex. We represent local umpires and scorers on the Sussex Cricket Board, organise dates of training courses for umpires and scorers to ensure an even cover across the counties and organise a panel of umpires for County representative matches.

You will find information about our activities on our association pages within this website, linked above. Our associations always look to welcome new members, whether they be practising umpires or scorers or not. Please join us, we look forward to hearing from you.

Follow the links above to access information concerning the social, match appointment and training activities of the three associations across Sussex.



Martin Bodenham


Alasdair Shaikh

Vice Chairman

Roger Garland


Matt French
Home: 01403 612752 or mobile: 07786320792


John King

Appointments Officer

Ian Farrell

Education Officer

Ian Morris

Performance Officer

Terry Burstow

Scorers Officer

Nigel Smith

Webmaster/Technical Officer

Richard Prokopowicz
Home: 01903 739593 or mobile: 07833313890

Annual General Meeting

As you are aware the Sussex Association of Cricket Officials was scheduled to hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 19th April 2020, however due to the outbreak of COVID-19 this was not possible. In order to remain within the constitution and with the continuing situation with the Coronavirus pandemic the decision has been made for the AGM to take place virtually in a Zoom Meeting, therefore I hereby give notice of this meeting, which will be held on Thursday 30th July 2020 at 19:30. the link to join the meeting is below.

After the official business has taken place there will be an open floor for any member to put across their views or ask questions on the future of cricket/officiating under the current situation. If you would like to raise a specific question please ensure you email me before Thursday 23rd July 2020 in order that we can give a response at the meeting.

Topic: SACO AGM 2020

Time: Jul 30, 2020 07:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 234 331 2380

Password: S@CO2020

Laws Changes October 2017

A new code of laws has been published for use from 1st October 2017. The new code, and other news from MCC, can be viewed here.

Information for Scorers

Nigel Smith is the contact for any further information concerning Scorers

Out or Not Out? You are the Umpire

Have you ever wanted to test yourself against Hawk-Eye? Check out our new online game designed to put the umpire in the hot seat. Don't miss out on this exciting new opportunity - click here to test your mettle.

NB - if you are playing the game on a mobile device, you must close each video before you make your decision! And don't forget - please share this as widely as possible!