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1st March 2024

MCUA Umpire Refresher Course

MCUA are running a refresher course covering all aspects of umpiring. 


This training session will be held on 

Sunday the 24th March 2024 between 9.30am and 4.30pm.


At  Leigh Cricket Club.

This training course is open to ALL umpires including MCUA members, L&DCC 2nd and 3rd XI umpires and Southport League umpires.

The event is being supported by the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition and a light lunch will be provided to attendees.

Further details are available from Dave Laybourne via email at -

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Dave Laybourne

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5th February 2024

Grade 1 and Grade 1 Reserve Umpires for 2024

The MCUA grading panel has met and are pleased to announce the following Grade 1 and Grade 1 reserve umpires for the 2024 season -

Grade 1s
Paddy Brown
Jeremy Clein
Peter Crook
Alistair Davies
Chris Dunn
Steve Edwards
John Farrell
Stephen Fildes
Ian Laurence
Craig Parkinson
Richard Selkirk
Chris Spencer


Grade 1 Reserve
John Lawton
Royal Raj
Chris Williams
David Woods
Wayne Vernon

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Ian Laurence


29th January 2024

Stephen Fildes 1000th Appointment

Our colleague and friend, Stephen Fildes, has just achieved his 1000th umpiring appointment.

To mark this tremendous achievement the following was sent on behalf of the Gold Coast Cricket Umpires & Scorers Association. MCUA would like to echo these sentiments and we are looking forward to seeing Stephen officiate with us again in the spring.

On behalf of the Executive, I would like to congratulate Stephen Fildes on his 1000th umpiring appointment


Stephen will be officiating the Round 16 1st Grade Match Surfers Paradise v Burleigh at Cambio Group Oval with Rod Rice for the 3rd and 10th February to bring up this achievement.


We are all aware of Stephen’s umpiring travels but to summarise, these 1000 matches includes 203 CGC 1st Grade games, 48 QLD County Representative matches, 29 at the National Masters Championships along with other Cricket Gold Coast competitions/rep matches and 533 matches in the UK.


Stephen has umpired 8 First Grade Grand Finals (including T20s), 3 Second Grade Finals and one Grand Final each of Over 40s and Third Grade since my records began in 2010/11. He has also umpired multiple games with his son Andrew which I believe was a first for the GCCUSA and one of only 2 father/son combinations to have done it for the GCCUSA.


This is an extraordinary achievement and the GCCUSA is proud of Stephen for achieving this feat.


I hope members join with me to congratulate Stephen



Kind Regards 


Michael Guy


Gold Coast Cricket Umpires & Scorers Association Inc.

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Dave Laybourne

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