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Tony Wilds elevated to Cricket Australia National Umpire Panel

Tony Wilds

New South Welshman and former Development Umpire Panel member Tony Wilds elevated to National Umpire Panel

Bathurst resident Tony Wilds began umpiring locally in the Bathurst and Orange region in country New South Wales before being appointed to the New South Wales Country Representative Panel. He then began umpiring in the Sydney Grade competition and was duly appointed to the New South Wales State Umpire Panel. Over the past decade of service, Wilds has stood in 144 First Grade games.

In October 2014 Wilds made his List A debut as part of the domestic one-day cup competition in Brisbane. Later that season he made his First-Class debut in February 2015 in a Sheffield Shield fixture between New South Wales and Western Australia in Newcastle. To date, Wilds has stood in four First Class and six List A games.

Since January 2014, Wilds has stood in seven Women’s One-Day Internationals, his first at Blundstone Arena between Australia and England. He has been appointed to a further four Women’s Twenty20 International fixtures.

On a domestic twenty20 scene, Wilds has stood in 14 WT20/WBBL fixtures since February 2014, and this season made his on-field BBL debut at the SCG between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades. He was also appointed to the WBBL Semi Final in Brisbane in January 2017.

Following a late withdrawal of an umpire to the ICC Women’s World T20 East Asia Pacific Qualifiers in May due to exceptional circumstances, Wilds was called into the tournament with only a couple of days’ notice. He in fact attended the Match Officials team end of season meeting in Sydney and was on a plane first thing the following morning to Japan. He was appointed to six games which featured Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu and hosts Japan.

Wilds joins fellow New South Wales members Gerard Abood, Greg Davidson and Paul Wilson on the National Umpire Panel.

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