Umpires News and Information

Recently retired from Cricket? Want to stay involved? Want to give back to this great game?
We are always seeking new umpires, it’s never too late in the season to join, very welcoming group.
We suggest all Umpires, Captains and Players read & understand “The Spirit of Cricket – Preamble”.
It’s in the front of the “Laws of Cricket – 2010 Edition”


Umpires News and Information – 2019/2020 season

The Dandenong Districts Cricket Umpires’ Association (DDCUA) is based at Shepley Oval, Pultney Street, Dandenong.

Each season a pool of around 55 umpires is needed to provide for the seven Turf Grades in the DDCA Competition.

The DDCUA provides the necessary uniforms and equipment, plus training and support. Umpires meet fortnightly throughout the season for group training and appointments, in a great social atmosphere.

Most games are played from 1.00pm to around 6.30 pm on Saturdays, with some Sunday fixtures and occasional midweek Twenty20 and junior carnival games also. The competition stretches from Berwick and Cranbourne across to some bayside areas, including Mordialloc.

Key Contacts

President, Rory Ludowyk – Phone 0407 300 833 


Vice-president, Brett Roberts – Phone 0488 905 805


Secretary, Terry Helleren – Phone 0400 727 517


Treasurer, Alan Dunstan – Phone 0417 730 405


Umpires’ Adviser, Tony Medina – Phone 0419 766 973


New Umpires welcome

If you’re a retired cricketer or perhaps a dad who has umpired regularly in the juniors, here’s a chance to get involved in the local game and earn some handy cash over the coming summer weekends.


People applying need to have their own transport and a good basic knowledge of the Laws of Cricket to start with us in the lower grades. Advancement to higher grades depends on performance and training.

A training course is provided by the Umpire's Association to Level 2 Accreditation standard, which takes about 20 hours throughout the season. Umpires need to achieve Level 2 Accreditation to be promoted to Turf 1 & Turf 2 in the DDCA competition.


For further information contact DDCUA Secretary Terry Helleren on 0400 727 517 or DDCUA President Rory Ludowyk on 0407 300 833


















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