Every Accessory that a Cricket Official (Cricket Umpire or Cricket Scorer) needs - and now several items for Coaches. Open Learning manual, Textbooks and Training Videos from UK & Australia, Law Books in English, Urdu, Maharati, Scorer's Pens, Action Counters, ball and run counters, ball gauges, bat gauges, sweater loops, tethered bails, Wisdens. We buy and sell older books but only those relevant to umpires or scorers. Many agents and contacts around the world who would welcome invitations to set up bookstalls at meetings- full address in window above.
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LATEST NEWS FIRST - Download latest printable CATALOGUE
|17 APRIL 2019 Tom Smith's NOW AVAILABLE|
|Single copies are £16.95 inc UK p&P|
Two copies for £30.90
Bulk copies are most economical in boxes of 12
£165 inc GB courier (excluding remote areas)
Typical overseas - Australia £200 Canada £180
Other quantities and overseas, please enquire - firstname.lastname@example.org
These are not just introductory prices and will normally be available from Acumen Books at competitive commercial prices. We also choose the most economical delivery method depending on weight.
HOWEVER, please be aware that several local associations are arranging specially discounted one-off supplies to be distributed at their meetings. Whilst we cannot compete against these prices, do please remember we offer books in bulk on sale or return basis and will supply known customers before we receive payment.
will contain updated information from time to time
2019 Law Books available (also a limited number of 2017 WITH cut & paste amendment slip at heavily reduced price)
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occasional urgent short messages.
JANUARY 2019 - LAW CHANGES
Several changes to MCC Laws 2017 (1st Edition) have been notified to come into effect on 1st April 2019 but the booklet (2nd Edition) has not yet been published. More details can be found on http://nompere.proboards.com/posts/recent including a cut and paste summary of the changes to 1st Edition - which is still on sale at a reduced price.
Visit the discussion board regularly and subscribe to our quarterly newsletter for latest news.
MARCH 2018 - NEW ITEMS
You can also download a printable copy of our new blue card, including an explanation
note that the special offers in our newsletter must be paid by cheque
or direct bank transfer. Usually these will be better than
here or on our ecommerce website www.acumenbooks.com
I do have difficulty in keep both websites, the discussion board, eBay and the newsletter all in step! Please bear with me.
FIELD RECORD CARDS - BAT GAUGE - TETHERED BAILS - LOG BOOK
|Sample reference pages from 2018 Log
||printable copy of our new blue card imma|
TETHERED BAILS - will slip on (and off) all existing stumps - no need for carpentry!
FIELD RECORD (OVERS) CARDS - we are still selling West Surrey (approx A6) but are introducing a card which will enable recording more times and other information required for 2018. The print is larger - on an (approx) A5 size card designed to be folded in half whilst being used and kept in pocket.
LOG BOOK - fully updated quick reference material as well as extra timings - available by end March 2018 - special offer £10 inc UK p&p provided cheque sent by Royal Mail.
BAT GAUGE - need I say more?
MCC LAW BOOKS - always the latest edition.
TOM SMITH - still awaited - we guess at least three more months - possibly June 2018.
We regret to announce the death of Ian Forrester of Shrewsbury, aged 61. He had umpired in Minor Counties and a number of leagues for many years before ill health forced him to retire from the field. Recently he has been helping with Observations in Staffordshire.
There has been a delay in production of Tom Smith Books, possibly several months
regret to announce the death of Fred Godson, aged 77.
was an Elected Councillor, Regional Scorer Officer, Umpire Instructor
and started scorer courses in the North East passed away on 7th
October 2017. He resigned from all things cricket
a couple of years ago but was still helping maintain the ground at
Percy Main CC and last year assisted with a scorer course in
Northumberland. He had also been working his way through the
MCC Law book and making notes whilst in hospital.
(apologies for any glitches, our site is undergoing an overhaul - in light of new postal rates and regs - new MCC Laws and a new ISP !) - you may need to click on some of the X to display or activate the relevant link (can anyone tell me why it does not display automatically?).
MCC Law Books 2017 RRP £3.50
Test whether every bat meets new standard MCC 2017
Hang their hats on your belt! £4.00 inc UK
15oct16 Ball Gauges for Ladies Marcus Couto has manufactured some rings, pairs of which come in a quality leather bag. £15 inc p&p WORLDWIDE
a few 2015 Law Books available £0.50 plus p&p.
Log Books & Gauges all in stock - 2015
note our NEW ADDRESS
We apologise for any poor service,
especially with occasional items still buried in garage
Please be aware that Val Bowers is no longer with us I will remove all such references in due course.
NOW 2015 EDITION
MCC Law Books now AVAILABLE
SPECIAL OFFER send cheque for £3.75 (inc UK p&p) payable Acumen Books before 31st October 2013 - this includes FREE plastic cover!
You cannot get better deals anywhere else!
01Aug13 FOUR NEW BOOKS details at www.AcumenBooks.co.uk/NewBooks2013.html
April 2013 Log Books standard price £8 + £2 UK p&p cash or cheque
your matches for the season in one place
15may12 New Postal
Rates apply BUT
Tom Smiths UK p&p is £3.00 per copy
Cheap electronic tally counter to fit on finger, similar to those illustrated BUT not waterproof - £3.00 each inc UKp&p
01jan12 Happy New Year to all our visitors
Back numbers of some of our regular newsletters can be found at www.acumenbooks.co.uk/newsletters
We have good stocks 6-lever counters - both in plastic and metal.
Printed copies of MCC Open Learning Manual now available
We also offer cheapest retail price on 2010/2011 Tom Smith's at £9.99 ex-stock although we do have to add postage on small orders.
email office[AT]AcumenBooks.co.uk for prices
STOCK TAKING BARGAINS
2010 MCC Laws Blue Book readily available
ROBUST LEVER COUNTER - available on trial or return basis
see simple lists of books &
Reductions1008.html for 50% off many selected items
In all cases, email your requirements to email@example.com with subject starting Want ...and we will quote postage, payment method and availability for delivery.
29jun10 EVEN MORE TROUSERS now available also Various types of sweater loops introduced - PLUS Progress with Lever Counter
01jun10 SMARTER TROUSERS available also Equipment page overhauled
www.theacssi.com The Association of Cricket Statisticians and Scorers of India
www.startlocal.com.au/articles/educational_cricket.html a useful list of cricket links
24apr10 Inquest into death of Alcwyn Jenkins Welsh Umpire killed by cricket ball
20mar10 several plastic and aluminium versions of multi-gauge now available.
12mar10 - www.sasportscoaching.com SA Sports Coaching based in Yorkshire run jointly by Sam Anderson (ECB Level 3 and former Yorkshire CCC Academy coach) and James Finch (ex Yorkshire CCC all rounder).
08mar10 please be aware that there will be no despatches between late March and mid April 2010 due to staff holidays we do not advertise exact dates to minimise risk of burglary (not that I can imagine our products would find a ready black market in the local pub!) - bear with us if you get no reply to emails or phone messages.
10feb10 West Ilsley CC have a very interesting advert for cricket umpires at www.westilsleycricket.net/The%20Devils%20challenged%20the%20Angels%20to%20a%20game%20of%20cricket.pdf .
18nov09 pictures of waist bags currently available
14oct09 www.sundaytimes.lk/091018/News/nws_26.html reports Ajith Perera's historic judgment against Government of Sri Lanka forcing them to implement international treaty obligations on building regulations for disabled access. Congratulations to Idiriya campaign.
The latest 7-in-1 Aluminium
multi-gauge now available
ALSO in 3mm thick plastic at £15
Small electronic counter (£9.99) together with lever counter and strap (new-£75 in 2011) can be held conveniently in one hand.
Reprint of Tom Smith back in stock BUT new price £12.99
11jul09 Robbie Robins died 09jul09, several obituaries can be found at http://nompere.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=obituaries&thread=361&page=1 and you are invited to share your memories there.
21oct08 Nigel Plews died 19oct08 Cricinfo has a short obituary - you can add your memories at http:\\nompere.proboards37.com
18oct08 Second hand books from Trinidad
17oct08 IDIRIYA - enabling Sri Lanka - Annual Report
revision to site including links to
latest unconfirmed information is that
(a) all ECBACO membership cards have been posted
(b) ACUS refunds are still being processed (complicated process exacerbated due to only volunteer staff available)
(c) draft level 1 umpire examination syllabus is now in circulation.
(d) scorer examinations are in active preparation
23may08 Rubber Bowlers Markers YOUR OWN LOGO late Summer depending on demand mailto:office[AT]acumenbooks.co.uk?subject=WantLogoMarkers with some idea of the image required by your league, club or advertiser and the quantity concerned to obtain a quote.
22may08 Michael Rundell's Original Laws of Cricket new book with 64pp & 20 images - mailto:office[AT]acumenbooks.co.uk?subject=WantRundell and then send cheque with order to address above. Book is £5.99 add £1.00 UK p&p
LATEST CRICKET NEWS from MOREOVER
08feb08 more links added www.acumenbooks.co.uk/linmain.html
20jan08 Competition Answers to ACU&S Christmas Challenge
01jan08 ACU&S Senior Officers announce immediate closure even though ECBACO not yet properly functioning
Acumen E-Newsletter 3 despatched 11 Nov 07 follow subscribe link above to receive next edition using Google Groups.
11nov07 Ideas for Christmas Books
01nov07 Discuss the proposal to abolish ACU&S and form ECBACO
21oct07 Don Kirkby's revision question books now available see www.acumenbooks.com for more details.
14oct07 Tom Smith has been reprinted but still the 2006 edition, containing amendments to pages 137, 196, 223,265,275,297,302 and 313.
21jul07 Colorado Umpires have set an online quiz - try it at www.coloradocricket.org/quiz/CCL_Umpiring.php
30jul07 ACU&S General Council met on Wed 24th July to consider holding a ballot over the latest proposals from ECB www.acus.org.uk for more details.
10feb07 - NEW Run counter slips on your finger and counts up to 9,999
11feb07 - Acumen E-Newsletter #110
13jan07 Acumen E-Newsletter #109 was sent out on 14jan07
We regret to announce the death of
Mike (H.E.N.) Starr, Life Vice-President and former Chief Examiner Orals.
13nov06 Khalid Aziz's book & Open Learning Manuals in stock
We regret to announce two deaths
Wiley - ACU&S Honorary Member,
We regret to announce three deaths
Barton - Funeral Friday 25 August, 2.15pm, Haycombe Cemetery,
Whiteway Road, Bath.
30jul06 Acumen has added List of Cricket Shops (July 2006) who may be able to supply general items locally
We regret to announce the death on
17th July 2006 of
01jul06 Acumen has now set up an open discussion forum to seek your views on proposals by Institute of Cricket Umpires & Scorers and controversial opposition from Independent Cricket Officials. Please visit Acumen Discussion Board and have your say.
15apr06 TandF are publishing a range of international and historical titles - yet more interesting links have been added to www.acumenbooks.co.uk/links06.html
04mar06 AMENDMENTS to Tom Smith 2003 edition - www.acumenbooks.co.uk/jts0601.doc a short downloadable list provided by Stan Bennett.
03mar06 DirectoryCricket.com - www.directorycricket.com cricket directory links to a directory of cricket resources and information websites but even more interesting links can be found on www.acumenbooks.co.uk/links06.html
COATS / JACKETS / HEADGEAR at economical prices
18Feb06 ACU&S has a temporary new web site and members are encouraged to click the NEWS link where they can read reassuring statements about insurance etc.
14feb06 Funeral of Tony Chester, a long serving officer