Love cricket?

Play or have played cricket?

Or even watch cricket regularly?

And need some extra weekend cash?

Well... Cricket Tasmania is seeking male and female umpires for this Summer.

Cricket Tasmania's Match Officials Department has officially commenced its annual recruiting phase for new umpires and is currently promoting its FREE training course which starts THIS Monday evening 6 August...

NEW CRICKET UMPIRES TRAINING COURSE - 5 x MONDAY NIGHT SESSIONS:

Monday 6 August - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Monday 13 August - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Monday 20 August - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Monday 27 August - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Monday 3 September - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

LOCATION: Century Room, Blundstone Arena.

Entry via Members Gate, Corner Derwent & Church Streets, Bellerive, Hobart.

Match Officials Manager Gerry O’Dea believes it's never been easier to get into umpiring with the free training sessions.

"Cricket umpiring is the 'best seat in the house' out in the middle and you get paid tax-free to perform a valuable community service," O'Dea said.

"Plus you get to be part of a great team and we will provide all the training you need."

Not only are Cricket Tasmania looking to recruit more female umpires, they are also focused on providing training opportunities to young people and those from multicultural backgrounds.

"We know there are lots of cricket lovers in the community – we just need them to understand how rewarding cricket umpiring can be and come and have a try," O'Dea said.

Cricket Tasmania currently has two umpires on the Cricket Australia National Panel - Sam Nogajski and Mike Graham-Smith, both from Hobart.

"It’s a fantastic past-time and weekend career - very rewarding, challenging and lots of fun as part of the 'engine room' of a game," O'Dea added.

For more information on becoming a cricket umpire, please contact: Gerry O’Dea – Cricket Tasmania Match Officials Manager:

Mobile: 0481 212 992 | Email: godea@crickettas.com.au