Umpiring and Scoring


Scoring is a vital, if often overlooked, element of volunteering in cricket clubs that enables the game to prosper at all levels across the state. 

The SA Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (SACUSA), a recognised affiliate association with SACA, provides accreditation and support to scorers across the state. For further information on becoming a scorer visit their website.


Umpiring is a great way to stay involved in the game you love, either at the grassroots level or within elite national and international competitions.

People choose to become umpires for a variety of reasons, including enjoyment of the game, for fitness, to learn the laws of cricket and to help their club or association.

SACA runs a range of introductory and technical courses to assist newcomers and ensure existing umpires are given career development opportunities.

South Australian cricket umpires, regardless of what association they are involved with, are required to complete a minimum of a Community Officiating course and register to the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA). 

Courses & Accreditation

Umpiring Junior Cricket – Online Course

Designed with parents in mind, this 30 minute online course introduces you to the rules of the game and the Spirit of Cricket so you can support your child in their cricket journey, as well as help facilitate junior matches.

Cost: Free

Register here.

Community Officiating Accreditation

This course is designed for:

  • Those interested in becoming cricket umpires on a regular basis for the first time.
  • Teachers who supervise and umpire in school competitions.
  • Parents who are occasionally required to umpire in junior matches.
  • Anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of the game.

This accreditation will allow you to umpire in competitive junior and senior community level matches as well as Junior Premier Cricket.


  • Online module – approx. 1 hour of self-paced learning
  • Face-to-face workshop – 2 hours (Karen Rolton Oval, available once a month)
  • Working with Children Check – mandatory

Cost: $40

Register here.

Representative Officiating Accreditation

This course is designed for those wishing to umpire at Senior Premier Cricket level and beyond.

We suggest 1-2 years’ experience umpiring at Junior Premier Cricket or Adelaide Turf level before undertaking this course.


  • Online module – approx. 2-3 hours of self-paced learning
  • Face-to-face – 3 x 2 hour workshops (currently run once per year in November)
  • Observation at a match by an Umpire Coach
  • Working with Children Check – mandatory

Cost: $100

Register your interest by emailing us at

High Performance Officiating Accreditation

This program is run by Cricket Australia and selection is via invitation. Umpires who have significant experience at Senior Premier Cricket level or above are considered for this course.

More Information

See here for an explanation of the Umpiring pathway from grassroots through to State Cricket, Big Bash League and International Cricket. 

See here to read about and register for courses.

For further information or specific queries we welcome you to contact us at

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