PETER Roberts has heard plenty of good one-liners while umpiring at cricket.
The Green Valley Cricket Club player pulled up stumps on playing and coaching and switched to umpiring several seasons ago.
"A couple of seasons ago I umpired a game and I gave a bloke out for LBW," Roberts, 51, of Hinchinbrook, said.
"When I gave him out he said to me, it hit me a bit low."
Roberts replied: "That's why you are out."
There have been many other comments Roberts has heard from batsman, some funny, some good and other remarks that are unprintable.
Roberts said you must never lose your sense of humour and keep a thick skin.
But he also said umpiring is rewarding.
"I wouldn't do it if I didn't enjoy it," he said.
"I do a junior match on Saturday morning then look after a seniors' game in the afternoon.
"I don't mind doing two games every Saturday during the season.
"I also umpire the representative matches when they are played on Sundays."
When he gave away playing and coaching he thought the next best thing staying involved in the game was umpiring.
The 2013/14 Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Association season started on Saturday.
FLCA secretary Peter Moore said they are on the lookout for new umpires.
"You must be 16 and older to umpire," Moore said.
"Umpires get paid and they also get accredited once they have completed the umpires' course."
Details: Peter Moore, 0432 299 410.