Shuttleworth was responsible for setting up the West Yorkshire Branch of Association of Cricket Umpires around 1970, a branch of which he was chairman for many, many years.
He was an umpire tutor for 40 years and in 1976 he assisted in establishing the branches of the Association of Cricket Umpires & Scorers (ACU&S) throughout the country. He served ACU&S as regional training Officer for the North East Region and was chairman of the training committee. He is also a qualified scorer tutor.
“Decisions given without fear of favour, woe be tied any player who tried to take, shut on, he would of certainly come out second best.
“On retiring he continued to be involved in the game scoring for Bankfoot CC. A true stalwart of the league.”
League chairman David Young added: "Derek has been a magnificent servant of Bradford League cricket. Both as an umpire and a scorer he was hugely respected. Derek will be sorely missed."
Philip Radcliffe, the current chairman of the Umpires Association, said: "Derek was well respected across the league, both by fellow umpires and players alike. When Derek was on the field you knew who was in charge. He was always firm and stood no nonsense, but at the same time he umpired with a light sense of humour, and ensured the players knew where they stood with him. A schoolmaster who was also a respected umpire on the field
"His knowledge of the Laws of Cricket was immense, and he passed this on to many new umpires both in the League and beyond in his role as a Senior Tutor in both umpiring and scoring with the ACU &S.
“I would not like to guess at the number of candidates that have been through his training courses, and I am sure he instilled his knowledge into most of them and they became better umpires because of him.
"Derek helped me in my early days of umpiring. He was always there if you wanted to ask a question or gain reassurance. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he has helped many more like me over some 40 years of tutoring.
"Over the years he has been honoured in the league, county and beyond. He was the first umpire to be awarded the prestigious Len Hutton Trophy for services to the League, He received Yorkshire Cricket Board's OSCA for officiating on two occasions. "He received the ECB ACO Shepherd Frindall Award for services to umpiring and he was an Honorary Life Member of the ECB Association of Cricket Officials.
"The Bradford League has lost one of its 'greats' today, but Derek's memories will live on and we can carry on the unselfish work that Derek started. We have today lost a true friend and gentleman. Sleep in peace."
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