Very sorry that MCC have no plans to revise this edition so there are some minor discrepancies with 2013 Laws
2004 was completely revised edition in a new, larger, format to cover the 2003 Law changes. We do still have copies of previous editions (often back as far as 1950's) available for historical reasons - please enquire.
For details of our special offers, bulk quantities and discounts for cash/cheque with order, please email us for copies of our periodic newsletter. - we try to provide a convenient service to trainees.
24oct11 Acumen are pleased to announce a NEW robust plastic version with assistance from an EU grant. THREE YEAR GUARANTEE.
A limited number of new Metal counters are also currently available.
SECOND HAND - are available very occasionally.We also buy surplus counters in working order.
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Before 1980, 3D Cricket of Cheltenham stopped making the @David Constant@ version.
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Your Comprehensive Guide to the D/L MethodNOW September 2004 - 2nd EDITION on PAPER and comb bound 0954871804.
The widely accepted method of recalculating targets in One Day Games that are interrupted. The original standard tables were revised in 2002 and remain current until further notice (as at August 2004). The long description page on this site contains more details of the method. - see also our information web page. Please note that the current ICC computer version may yield slightly different answers - unfortunately they refuse to allow commercial sales of their product.
The ELECTRONIC copy (including tables) can be downloaded from here in Adobe Acrobat format - approx 1Mb download - but takes approx 10 mins on 56k modem. You should receive automatic instructions IMMEDIATELY after your payment has been processed. If you need a free copy of the Acrobat Reader, then go to www.acrobat.com If you have problems downloading, please advise us and we can send it as an email attachment or another link but this can only be actioned when qualified staff are in the office.
The supplementary tables are only relevant if you have the first edition of the booklet and just need the 2002 tables. Both the present printed and downloadable editions contain the full current tables.
We are considering providing some copies in Perfect Bound format (i.e. traditional book rather than comb. If this version would interest you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW 7-in-1 thick plastic (3mm) similar layout to aluminium one including notches to enable groundsmen to pitch the centre of the stumps accurately first time AS WELL AS stumps and protected area like discontinued 6-in-1.
7-in-1 aluminium illustrated on left includes notches to enable groundsmen to pitch the centre of the stumps accurately first time AS WELL AS stumps and protected area like discontinued 6-in-1.
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We can supply in bulk with your own logo instead of ours - please email: email@example.com?subject=WantOurGauge
- allow eight weeks for delivery of plastic or sixteen weeks on aluminium after sending us your order with good image.
March 2003 ACU S Jubilee Markers (endorsed 50 Years Service to Cricket) DISCONTINUED.
Plain white almost always available.
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An indispensable Players' guide to better cricket - transform your career 300pp - Intro by Mike Brearley and David Whatmore
Identifies hundreds of common mistakes and deficiencies - provides a wealth of good advice and remedial measures - packed throughout with practical ideas
Press reviews etc can be found on long description page by clicking on the title line above.
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2018 Blue cards are available in A5 folded format and include more space for recording times of events - vital in several parts of new code.
With the advent of the updated Laws, it is essential that umpires make more detailed notes, especially the timings.
Acumen Books have enhanced their traditional pink over record cards with extra space to make these records:
- assist in calculation of over rates
- notes on players leaving the field
- time for incoming batsmen (also method of dismissal in case scorers query later)
as well as all the traditional ones to keep track of each bowler's spell
(you should record the actual number of the over against each bowler as this will identify when a young bowler can resume)
WRITE DOWN every over - so no need for a wheeled counter (although we can sell you Gray Nicolls one, we strongly recommend our 6 lever counter OR the use of pebbles, coins or tokens as these can be used as a double action)
As before, there is space for some of the most important information about the match (eg finish time, number of overs which will probably be different on Sunday than on Saturday! as well as name of tea lady (or man)!)
Our log book with 40 matches is also available (A6 size) but also contains several useful aide memoires.
2015 Pink cards with extra space for recording the exact times of 14 interruptions in play in each innings (eg time taken for new batsman to come in, ball lost over boundary, injuries etc) all of which may be important factors in determining penalties for slow over rates. Now with space for score at end of each over.
We have now removed the last hour calculator - although we can still supply the GREEN version on special order.
We also sell West Surrey Cards which are thicker but do not contain last 20 over calculations nor the detailed times.
GREEN cards, including last hour calculator, similar to PINK but with less extra space for recording the stoppages ALSO without score at end of over - AVAILABLE on SPECIAL ORDER only.
click here for more details of all the latest cards or send SAE for a sample card.
NB postage is calculated on the weight of 40 cards - if you require fewer - please email us for a quotation - we hope to improve this computer facility soon. If you buy 80, then you get a bargain!
Please note that where the available quantity is not shown, then we do not keep a running online stock check as we should have a large quantity immediately available.
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The sturdy ring bound version includes finger index tabs and is printed on one side only. This enables the reader to make notes on the facing page and to insert future amendment sheets most easily.
Please be aware there is a blind spot in the computer program and it calculates postage based on the very HEAVY ring binder version. To allow for this, we show a much lower price against the comb-bound version - do not then be alarmed by the high postage calculated.
Please do not hesitate to email office[AT]AcumenBooks.co.uk to clarify this point or ask for overseas or bulk prices.
The intention is that MCC will subsequently issue individual amendment pages.
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NOW IN STOCK ready for new season - they are waterproof even if the players are not!!
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Bails - Standard, Heavy and High Visibility (illustrated)
all bails conform to MCC 2000 Laws - within normal woodworking tolerances.
Heavy Bails for windy days (over 120gm per set compared with 80gm standard). Note that colour of heavy bails may vary - sometimes piebald or light brown as well as usual dark brown.
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all bails conform to MCC 2000 Laws - within normal woodworking tolerances
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Limited Stock . If we are out of stock, we will send firm orders as soon as they become available - please email us to be placed on our mailing list for a progress report
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