Cricket Umpires Australia
Cricket Australia thanks Damien Mealey for his contribution to Australian Cricket
Cricket Australia congratulates and thanks Australian First Class Umpire Damien Mealey on his contribution to Australian Cricket.
Damien Mealey began his umpiring career with Queensland Premier Cricket in 2005/06. He started on the CA pathway when he was appointed to the Under 17 Male National Championships in 2008/09 then the Under 19 Male National Championships the following season. In October 2010, Mealey made his One-Day Domestic Debut in the match between Queensland and New South Wales at the Gabba.
In February 2012, Mealey became the 35th Umpire from Queensland to officiate in First Class cricket when he made his Sheffield Shield debut in Hobart in the fixture between Tasmania and New South Wales. Mealey was subsequently elevated to the Cricket Australia National Umpire Panel in 2012/13 and went on to officiate in four Sheffield Shield matches that season.
In total, Mealey’s professional career included 17 First Class; 16 Domestic One-Day and 21 Domestic T20 men’s on-field appearances. He was appointed to two Women’s One-Day Internationals, the first of which between Australia and New Zealand in June 2011 in Brisbane. He stood in five further Women’s T20 Internationals between 2009 and 2014. On a domestic level, Mealey officiated in 15 WNCL Matches as well as seven Rebel WBBL Matches.
Mealey has officiated in four Queensland Premier Grand Finals, including the last three years consecutively. He was also part of the Australian Sports Commission National Officiating Scholarship (NOS) program in 2013.
During Mealey’s professional umpiring career, he officiated in 90 matches across all domestic and international formats. His tally of 17 Sheffield Shield matches places him 9th on the list of Queensland Sheffield Shield umpires. Cricket Australia congratulates and thanks him for his contribution to Australian Cricket.