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Cricket Australia thanks Ashley Barrow for his contribution to Australian Cricket

Ash Barrow

Cricket Australia congratulates and thanks Australian First Class Umpire Ashley Barrow on his contribution to Australian Cricket over the past two decades

Victorian Ashley Barrow’s professional umpiring career spanned nine seasons, having commenced in 2009/10 when he made his Domestic One-Day Debut in the match between Victoria and Queensland at the MCG. In total, he stood in 33 First Class; 27 Domestic One-Day and 33 Domestic T20 men’s matches. He officiated in a further six Women’s Internationals across all three formats, including a rare Women’s Test match between Australia and England in January 2011.

Barrow joined the Cricket Australia National Umpire Panel with a wealth of experience, having officiated at Premier First Grade level since the 1997/98 season. Barrow umpired the first of his 11 Futures League Matches in 2000 and was appointed to the Under 17 Male National Championships in 2006/07 and again in 2007/08. His pathway continued the following year when he officiated in the Under 19 Male National Championships in 2008/09.

A year later Barrow would receive a phone call from Cricket Australia to catch the next plane to Brisbane as a First-Class debut beckoned following the originally appointed umpire being struck with sudden illness. His unusual debut in the match between Queensland and New South Wales in October 2010 continued, with the visitors winning by an innings at 91 runs in just two-days. By that season’s close, Barrow had been appointed to five Sheffield Shield matches and helped cement his appointment to the National Umpire Panel.

In 2011 Barrow was appointed 4th Umpire for the Boxing Day Test Match between Australia and India. His international experience extended to the limited over format, where he was appointed 4th Umpire in four ODIs and two T20s Internationals.

Having already stood in three of the previous state based twenty20 matches, including a debut at the WACA in the Western Australia v South Australia fixture in January 2011, Barrow was then involved in the inaugural KFC T20 BBL season in 2011/12. In total Barrow stood in 33 Domestic T20 Matches, including five of the most recent BBL|06 season. Off field, Barrow sat in the Third Umpire’s chair on 19 occasions in the KFC Big Bash and a further 10 times in Domestic One-Day matches.

Barrow’s career at the professional level has seen him officiate in 132 matches across all domestic and international formats. Cricket Australia congratulates and thanks him for his contribution to Australian Cricket.