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CA National Championship Umpires Announced

National Championships announcement

Cricket Australia has announced the umpires for two of the upcoming National Championships.

CA Under 19 Male and Under 17 Male National Championships

The Cricket Australia Underage National Championships are an integral step in the umpire pathway. They provide a challenging environment for umpires, who are tested by travelling to a new city; standing in matches with new partners and managing unfamiliar teams at foreign venues all within a two week period.

The ten umpires for the Under 19 National Championships are appointed by the CA Match Referee Panel (formerly the Umpire High Performance Panel). In regards to the Under 17 Championships, the ten umpires are appointed collaboratively by the CA Match Referees and individual State Umpire Managers.

Match Referees, along with the CA Umpire Educator; CA Umpire Coach and host State Umpire Manager, will then attend the Championships to observe and provide assessments for each of the individuals.

On ‘rest’ days, the umpiring group will attend education and training sessions to assist their continual development on and off field.

The Championships provide a platform for the best officials to springboard into the elite pathway, with the CA Match Referees annually assessing if an individual’s performance at the National Championships warrants a selection to either the CA Development Umpire Panel or CA National Umpire Panel.

CA Under 17 Male National Championships | Brisbane | 26 September – 6 October 2016

  • Dinusha Bandara
  • Steve Dionysius
  • Steven Farrell
  • Cain Kemp
  • Marc Nickl
  • Troy Penman
  • Muhammad Qureshi
  • Todd Rann
  • Glen Stubbings
  • Deanne Young

 

CA Under 19 Male National Championships | Adelaide | 5 – 15 December 2016

  • Murray Branch
  • Daryl Brigham
  • Stephen Brne
  • Darren Close
  • James Hewitt
  • Dale Ireland
  • Claire Polosak
  • David Shepard
  • Trent Steenholdt
  • David Taylor

 

Current ICC Elite Panel/CA National Umpire Panel members who have officiated at CA Under 19 National Championships – since 2003/04 season

  • Rod Tucker (2003/04) (ICC Elite Panel)
  • Paul Reiffel (2003/04) (ICC Elite Panel)
  • Gerard Abood (2004/05)
  • Mick Martell (2006/07;2007/08)
  • Geoff Joshua (2006/07)
  • Sam Nogajski (2008/09)
  • Ash Barrow (2008/09)
  • Greg Davidson (2010/11;2011/12;2012/13)
  • Mike Graham-Smith (2010/11;2011/12;2012/13)
  • Shawn Craig (2012/13;2013/14)
  • Phil Gillespie (2013/14)

 

Current CA National Umpire Panel members who have officiated at CA Under 17 National Championships – since 2004/05 season

  • Geoff Joshua (2004/05)
  • Mick Martell (2005/06)
  • Sam Nogajski (2006/07)
  • Ash Barrow (2006/07;2007/08)
  • Mike Graham-Smith (2009/10)
  • Shawn Craig (2011/12)
  • Phil Gillespie (2012/13)

Other Umpire High Performance Pathway competitions this season:

CA Under 18 Female National Championships | Hobart | 23 – 29 November 2016

Appointments to be confirmed

 

CA Under 15 Female National Championships | Canberra | 18 January – 24 January 2017

Appointments to be confirmed

 

School Sport Australia 15 and Under Championships | Brisbane | 26 March – 2 April 2017

Appointments to be confirmed