Guernsey cricket in need of more umpires

Umpire in a Guernsey cricket match
There are only 20 cricket umpires in Guernsey

Guernsey needs more cricket umpires, according to the Guernsey Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers (GACUS).

The island currently has a summer weekend and evening league, as well an international side.

"There's not enough," Andy Bisson from the GACUS told BBC Radio Guernsey. "We're down to about 14 regular umpires and about 20 who will umpire in total."

Guernsey is hoping to increase its links with Sussex to try and give umpires more experience.

"We're getting closer together with Sussex and some of our umpires will, fingers crossed, be going over to do the Sussex Premier League," added Bisson.

"I'm a great believer that officials should be officiating at a higher level than what the players are.

"We have got two or three umpires who have umpired at a higher level than the players, but we need to increase that pool."

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