The Canterbury Regional Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association was established in 1991 in order to give all umpires within our region equal opportunity to reach their potential. We currently have 120 members.
The Canterbury Region comprises 5 Districts; Canterbury Country, South Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, West Coast and Buller plus Christchurch Metropolitan. Each of these Districts operates independently within their respective regions providing umpiring support, opportunities and some training to local members.
Each District body provides a delegate to the CRCUSA and the resulting committee meets regularly to carry out the all functions of a regional nature. These include the administration of training programmes, grading of umpires, examinations and nomination of umpires for matches under the jurisdiction of New Zealand and Canterbury Cricket.
All positions on the executive are voluntary and funding is primarily through members’ levies. The key positions are the Regional Training Officer the Regional Appointments Officer, Scorer Training Officer, and Secretary/Treasurer.
Local Umpire Gary Baxter gives out New Zealand's Brendon McCullum
4th ODI New Zealand vs India in Hamilton
In 1993 the CRCUSA established an exchange programme with the Victoria CUSA and with the Central Districts CUSA in 1995. NZCUSA started a Domestic exchange in 2011. These programmes provide Canterbury Regional Umpires additional opportunities to test themselves in unfamiliar surroundings at the same time developing their skills and realising their potential.
Our emerging umpires are appointed to the Hawke Cup elimination series to develop their skills.