The Universities have between 2 and 5 teams so there is a good range of matches available.
The matches are played on Wednesday afternoons and evenings at a variety of venues:
Newcastle University Sports Centre, Newcastle and Blue Flames, Northumbria - Sports
Central, Newcastle, Sunderland - Sunderland University, Durham - Maiden Castle, Durham and Stockton Campus
and Teeside - Middlesbrough
Newcastle and Northumbria 1st team matches require B award or above but all the other matches are C Award or above. All the Universities pay a fee of £20 per match and Durham also pay mileage at 23p per mile.
If you are interested in doing these matches could you please contact the County Umpiring Secretary
firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your name, email and phone number.
Also could you outline any limits on your availability, for example only games after 5.30pm, only games in Newcastle city centre, not Durham or Teeside, only 3rd, 4th or 5ths, etc..
All the games are a good standard and full hour games and they offer an excellent opportunity to umpire different teams and progress and develop your umpiring skills. If you want to find out more about BUCS and the divisions and teams go to www.bucs.org.uk.