Winter Classes

Developing an understanding of the game

These lectures are now available online in video format. Each lecture is separated into a different video. If you would like to watch, please click here.

Cricket Victoria (CV) conducts a series of lectures, "The Winter Classes", during the off-season in May/June/July each year. The structure and delivery of the Winter Classes program has been reviewed with a view to making it more appropriate to the umpiring/playing experience of participants. These classes will be predominately theory based.

The 2017 program will run each Wednesday and Thursday for six weeks commencing on Wednesday 28th June (Holmesglen) and 29th June (William Angliss Institute). The first five weeks will cover the Laws of Cricket followed by a non-compulsory exam to be held on Wednesday 2nd August.

Venue: Holmesglen TAFE - Cnr Warrigal and Batesford Roads, Holmesglen Vic. 3148
Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Cost: $50

Venue: William Angliss Institute - Cnr King and LaTrobe Sts Melbourne
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Cost: $50

Details of this on line course can be found on

Registration for the Winter Classes is available under courses found in the above community cricket website.

Cricket Victoria generally recruits for the Premier Cricket Umpire Panel from this program. For those umpires wishing to join the Cricket Victoria Premier Panel for 2017-2018 completion of the exam on Week 6 is compulsory.

Confirmation of attendance and details of parking and public transport will be sent to participants one week prior to the commencement of the classes.

During the course contact details for "local associations" will be provided for participants.

Participants may wish to bring along pens/pencils and note book.  All other materials are supplied.  Law books will be available for sale each night.

For more information contact Richard Patterson of Cricket Victoria on (03) 9653 1141 or email:

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