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Title Umpire Training DVD
Publisher English Bowls Umpires Association (EBUA)
Featuring Natalie Melmore, (Commonwealth Games Singles Gold Medallist); Allan Thornhill (Development Officer, EBUA) and fellow umpires Vic Perry and Alex Duckworth
Acknowledgements Drakes Pride, Liverpool; Wey Valley Indoor Bowls Club, Surrey
Produced by Liquid Productions Ltd, Leatherhead, Surrey
First produced 2010
Approx running time 53 minutes
List price £10.70 (includes post and packing for UK purchasers)
Region 2*
Special features None
Availability UK purchasers may send a cheque for 10.70 payable to EBUA to the address shown on the EBUA Website. Alternatively, payment may be made using a debit or credit card via PayPal from the same page. Non-UK purchasers are kindly requested to the EBUA to confirm cost.
Synopsis Natalie Melmore's assured presence as presenter and narrator sets the scene for a highly commendable and watchable DVD that complements the EBUA's excellent Home Study Manual. All aspects of umpiring (to first grade level) and marking are demonstrated and explained very professionally by Allan Thornhill and his colleagues to provide a first-rate, practical DVD.

The contents reflect the relevant ones listed in the Home Study Manual:

  • Introduction
  • Umpiring
  • Marking
  • Equipment
  • Measuring

In addition to complementing the manual the DVD provides a valuable resource for umpires of all grades as well as those bowlers involved or interested in umpiring, marking and measuring. Clubs too should seriously consider purchasing a copy on behalf of their members to allow them to borrow and enjoy watching it at their leisure.


*Click here for a guide to the list of countries covered by this coding.