Acumen Books E-mail Usvalb@acumenbooks.co.uk.
Tel +44(0)1782 720 753 on Monday or Thursday between 10.00 and 15.00 (UK time)
to speak to our manageress, Val Bowers. Fax +44(0)1782 720 798 any time
Rushton House, Nantwich Road, Audley, Stoke-on-Trent, England ST7 8DL.

We specialise in books and equipment for Cricket Umpires, Scorers and Coaches. Please send s.a.e. for our full catalogue

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, gauges, Wisdens, &c. If we haven't got it, then we can tell you who does (if it is still in print or manufacture).

We buy and sell older books but only those relevant to umpires or scorers.

We have many agents and contacts around the world who would welcome invitations to set up bookstalls at meetings

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Latest News - from Oct01 , this can be found at

Latest additions to Acumen Books including

Thinking Cricket by Ajith Perera

Shep - an autobiography

cheaper 0.3mm pens for scorers

Revised umpire record cards for Premier League and other t timed games

NEW electronic ball counter

DUCKWORTH LEWIS METHOD - THE BOOK

NEW Ball counter from Gray Nicolls - also Images added

  World Cup 96 - Sri Lanka's Golden Era a book by Ajith Perera

28 Mar 99 images of log book pages also Weather Shield for scorers.

19 Mar 99 - DARRELL HAIR's Decision Maker - NOW AVAILABLE £9.95 + £1.50 UK p&p

also links to other bodies ESPECIALLY to LAW DISCUSSION GROUP

Computer Services

Colin Pearson provides Project Management, Forensic Investigations and Expert Witness services into problem business computer systems for resolution. Mediation or litigation, both civil and criminal. Www.a-b.co.uk/pps contains more details and a full CV.

Now - Stump Gauge - Over card - Wisden offers

We have stump gauges in stock. We are now selling Graham Cooper's Over Record Cards as well as our own. annual Wisden offers are now posted.

2003 MCC Laws of Cricket

We also hope to have photographs of our own products so that you can see what you are getting.

Jan 17 - Railways and Sport Record Books !

Leisure Products will be shortly displaying details of their scorebooks, record books and other products including detailed treatises on the causes of British Railways' financial and other problems.

Jan 11 - Details of Videos (in Australian Decision) added
More Links added to First Class Umpires & Referees lists
Bulletin Board contains trips to Trinidad, India, Sri Lanka
And also someone selling a private collection of general books
Various course details have been updated

Dec 5 - Knowing The Score by Keith Booth

The distributors advise us that publication has now been delayed until May or June 1999. We have not been given any reason. We apologise to all potential customers - we shall be writing to everyone who has placed an order with us.

Nov 29 - Want to take an ACU&S Exam?

Tony Davies has written a brief explanation of procedures OSExams.htm

If you want a larger quantity of books etc, then Visit our extras.htm page for details of economic quantities of Tom Smith's or Law Books. For other large orders, contact Val BowersE-mail Us and ask for a quotation.

Business Computer Problem ? - Colin may help !

Colin Pearson earns his living as a computer consultant, project manager and expert witness with special experience in Accounts, Sales Order Processing, Stock Control, EDI (even some Web page design!?). If your business has problems then why not look at ColinCV.htm?

Oct 20 - Want to take an ACU&S Training Course? Details of many forthcoming events can be found on courses.htm

Law 42.9 - 2004 Edition of Tom Smith

Details of the latest edition and special offers on earlier editions can be found at smith98.htm

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