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New Tom Smith's Cricket Umpiring & Scoring
SUMMER 2011 fully revised edition to correspond with 4th Edition MCC Laws - RRP 18.99 BUT we are able to offer it at the cheapest retail price - please email us to enquire for bulk discounts.

Very sorry that MCC have no plans to revise this edition so there are some minor discrepancies with 2013 Laws

2009 reprint OUT OF STOCK(minor changes from the jubilee edition (2004) of this classic text book)

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.

Tom Smith 2010/2011 edition @ £10.99  (9 Available)

MCC Law Book
MCC 10% laws The 2015 edition of the official MCC Lawbook (2000 code latest Edition) - includes a few minor changes - usually large stocks of current edition available at short notice.

2013 MCC Laws

NB the 2015 front cover is slightly different (including new price) from the image shown which is 2000 version - the 2010 edition had significant changes in text

If you require bulk copies please email us for a quotation

for single copies, please order here and we will normally despatch on our next working day.

If we are out of stock, we will send firm orders as soon as they become available - alternatively email us to be placed on our mailing list for a progress report
Customers in Indian Sub Continent may be able to obtain copies more economically from Marine Sports in Bombay. Please mention our name to obtain best possible price.

MCC Law 2015 with plastic jacket @ £3.10
MCC Law 2015 standard @ £3.00
- Laws 2003 ************ @ £1.00  (Out of Stock/Unavailable)
Laws 2010 *************** @ £1.00  (3 Available)

6 LEVER Counter (balls in over)
lever2010 SPECIAL OFFER - AUGUST 2016
THREE for normal price of ONE
save even MORE if you pay by cheque or cash as this reduces the bank charges incurred by credit card or paypal!
Hand countersThe six lever counter is an old fashioned but very effective way of counting the balls in the over. More details can be found at www.acumenbooks.co.uk/lever/lever.htm

24oct11 Acumen are pleased to announce a NEW robust plastic version with assistance from an EU grant. THREE YEAR GUARANTEE.

All have optional clips and FREE strap made with Velcro(r) (easily removed), which can be used for wrist mounting or looped over fingers 3 and 4 and held in palm of hand for one handed operation. You may also buy the email electronic counter SEPARATELY for use on index finger as illustrated.

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.

Please email us to be placed on our mailing list for a progress report

Before 1980, 3D Cricket of Cheltenham stopped making the @David Constant@ version.


It is simply six levers on a sprung base plate - details on http://www.acumenbooks.co.uk/lever/lever.htm

2011 Robust Plastic 6-lever counter @ £20.00  (29 Available)
2014 SPECIAL OFFER 3 off LEVER @ £30.00  (1 Available)
Brand new metal lever counter @ £75.00  (4 Available)
- Secondhand Lever counter @ £65.00  (Out of Stock/Unavailable)

Log Books Umpires
Aide memoire

2018 edition is now available All advance orders have been despatched.

The current edition is pocket sized (95mm x 165mm) and contains space for winner of toss, score at end of each over as well the usual bowler's record. It contains approx 40 "blue" premier style record cards on white paper - you can carry it in your coat all season and not have to scrabble around for individual cards. It also make a nice momento since it contains names of clubs, colleagues etc.

The front cover bears Nompere logo - but we can produce personalised versions with the logo of your sponsor, league, association etc. - minimum quantity of 50 required - ask for details

Match summary includes space for timing intervals, interruptions etc plus traditional bowlers' grid.
Especially suitable for Premier and T20 games where time is a critical factor.
You can also take a surreptitious peek at the penalty table without embarrassing yourself by looking at blue law book in front of players! The example shown is from previous years - the new book includes Players' Conduct

SIX Aide Memoires
- ECB Age groups for young bowlers with actual birthdates
- over rate ready reckoner
- summary of penalties.
- captains' conference check list
- umpire's equipment check list
- FOR 2018 - a grid to remind you of your own competition special regulations.
<P><a href="http://www.acumenbooks.co.uk/cards.html" target="_blank">Visit our main website for more details and samples</A>

Current Log Book (2018) @ £10.00  (18 Available)


Think Cricket : Compete Mentally
ThinkCricket Christopher Bazalgette has updated this helpful little guide mainly aimed at new or younger players but does include a section on umpiring and scoring.

He has included the scoring symbols agains the umpire's signals. This would be particularly helpful for novice scorers to keep open at this page during a game.

For more information click long description

@ £9.99  (1 Available)

Umpire Match / Over Record Cards
Blue A5 Field Over Records Card

PREMIER CARDS (also suitable for T20)

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)!)

These pale blue cards are slightly smaller than A5 but designed to fold in half to fit in shirt pocket. By special request the boxes are slightly bigger than our previous A6 version!

Our log book with 40 matches is also available (A6 size) but also contains several useful aide memoires.
Premier Crad

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.

Cards are narrow (95mm) to fit into shirt / top coat pocket. They are also available in bound booklet form as a log book - see other product. Please note that the exact colour may vary depending on available stocks of card.

West Surrey Card

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.

40 Blue A5 Field Record Cards @ £5.00
80 Blue A5 Field Record Cards @ £8.00
80 Pink A6 Premier Cards @ £7.00
40 Pink A6 Premier Cards @ £3.60
80 Pink A5 Premier Cards @ £9.50
40 Pink A5 Premier Cards @ £4.00
80 West Surrey Cards @ £8.50
40 West Surrey Cards @ £5.00  (45 Available)

MCC Open Learning Manual for Umpires 2010
This comprehensive manual is based on the original ACU&s;S version by George&s;Alf Powley and now updated by Sheila Hill to reflect 2010 MCC Law changes.

Acumen can now supply it in two styles of paper editions.

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.

We can also supply a simple, comb-bound A4 sheets printed on both sides. RRP 3.50

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 current edition can also be downloaded FREE of charge from http://www.lords.org/laws-and-spirit/laws-of-cricket/open-learning-manual%2C833,AR%2Chtml

The intention is that MCC will subsequently issue individual amendment pages.

- MCC OLM comb-bound @ £2.00  (Out of Stock/Unavailable)
- MCC OLM ring binder @ £10.00  (Out of Stock/Unavailable)

Bat gauge 2017
2017 bat Gauge 2017 bat GaugeGauge to ensure bats conform to MCC 2017 Laws

@ £8.50

Loops for belt or bag strap
C:\MyWebLun\WorldPay\lib002\S_noimage.JPG We now offer a wide range of loops to put on belt or bag strap to hold sweaters etc - all sold in pairs

simple fabric or elastic - black or white (depending on availability).

NEW for 2010 - adjustable VelStretch(r) strap in black
ALSO fixed length VelStrap(r) in blue.

(AB) VelStretch(r) Loops (pair) @ £6.00  (10 Available)
- (C) VelStrap(r) for sweaters (pair) @ £5.00  (Out of Stock/Unavailable)
- (E) Black Fabric Pair of loops @ £2.00  (Out of Stock/Unavailable)
- (F) Black Elastic Pair of Sweater Loops @ £2.00  (Out of Stock/Unavailable)
(X ) White Elastic Pair of loops @ £2.00  (1 Available)
(Z) White Fabric Loops (pair) @ £2.00  (4 Available)


MCC Law Book 2017
2017 MCC Law Book (20%) 2017 MCC Law Book (100%)This is latest official Law Book (nominally effective from 01oct17).

@ £3.50

C:\MyWebLun\WorldPay\lib002\S_noimage.JPG BEST CHOICE of Trousers from 01aug14
For a comparison and offline ordering visit www.acumenbooks.co.uk/trousers,htm
Cargo Trousers 2010 - very smart pair of Black or Navy Blue trousers made from hard-wearing material with SIX BIG pockets, four with velcro flaps. Even has a crease sewn in! Waist 28 to 52 inches, leg 31 or 33 inches

We do not hold a wide stock but place your order immediately with wholesaler. email office[AT]acumenbooks.co.uk subject Want Trousers


ACTION TROUSERS few sizes left in stock and will NOT be reordering as more expensive than Cargo

Waist 30-42 inch, leg 32 or 34 inch Black or Navy
These have FIVE large zipped and two open pockets.
Normally available from our local wholesalers within one week

You may prefer to pay for this item by cheque rather than credit card. If your size is in stock we will send the trousers immediately. If they do not fit, phone us immediately to hold the cheque and wait for instructions as to where to post them back.

If your size is not in stock, we will advise you immediately - we may be able to offer alternative colour and/or leg length. If you pay by cheque, we will not cash your cheque until you confirm that they fit. If you pay by online credit card, then I must apologise that the amount is deducted before we are notified of the order but refunds will be made where necessary.

state waist size & leg length inches for version just above
Action Trousers @ £18.00
state waist size & leg length inches for version just above
Cargo Trousers @ £20.00
state waist size & leg length inches for version just above


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