Cricket Umpires Australia

Umpire profiles

 

NUP Panel
There are a number of umpiring panels 

 

 

ICC Elite Panel

In March 2002, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that a select panel of umpires would be appointed to take charge of matches at international level.

The introduction of the new panel was aimed at allowing the best and most respected umpires to stand in the sport's biggest games; to improve the overall standard of umpiring at international level; and to establish a benchmark to which future umpires could aspire.

Two umpires from the Elite Panel now stand in all Test matches and at least one member of the Elite Panel officiates in each one-day international.

Umpires on this panel are contracted directly to the ICC.

 

Bruce Oxenford 

Bruce Oxenford | Queensland

Date of Birth: 5 March 1960

Joined ICC Elite Panel:

Joined NUP: 2003-04

Test Match debut: Sri Lanka v West Indies | Pallekele | December 2010

One-Day International debut:

India v Sri Lanka | Canberra | 12 February 2008

Twenty20 International debut:

Australia v South Africa | Brisbane | 9 January 2006

First-class Debut:

Queensland v New Zealand | Brisbane | November 2001

Rod Tucker | New South Wales



Date of Birth: 28 August 1964



Joined ICC Elite Panel:



Joined NUP: 2005-06

Test Match debut:



New Zealand v Bangladesh | Hamilton | February 2010



One-Day International debut:



Australia v South Africa | Hobart | 18 January 2009



Twenty20 International debut:



Australia v South Africa | Melbourne | 11 January 2009



First-class debut:



New South Wales v South Australia | Sydney | December 2004

Paul Reiffel | Queensland



Joined ICC Elite Panel:



Date of Birth: 19 April 1966



Joined National Panel: 2005-06

Test Match debut:



West Indies v New Zealand | Antigua | July 2012



One-Day International debut:



Australia v New Zealand | Melbourne | 6 February 2009



Twenty20 International debut:



Australia v South Africa | Brisbane | 13 January 2009



First-class debut:



Victoria v Western Australia | Melbourne | December 2004

Cricket Australia National Panel

Umpires on the CA National Panel officiate in all of Cricket Australia’s senior domestic men’s matches including the:-

  • Sheffield Shield
  • Matador BBQ's One-Day Cup
  • KFC T20 Big Bash League

 

National Panel Umpires also officiate in Women’s International matches and can be appointed to 4th Umpire duties in ICC Test Matches played in Australia

Four National Panel Umpire members are also accredited on the ICC International Panel and are available to support the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires. Umpires are contracted to their home boards and are nominated by their board to this panel. Umpires on this panel can be used by the ICC in international matches or by the home board for on field duties in ODIs or third umpire duties for Tests and ODIs.

Gerard AboodPS
   

Gerard Abood | New South Wales



Date of Birth: 28 February 1972



Joined NUP: 2009

First Class debut:



New South Wales v New Zealand | Sydney | November 2008



List A debut:



Victoria v New South Wales | Wangaratta | 2 January 2006

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Ash Barrow  

Ash Barrow | Victoria



Date of Birth: 11 October 1962



Joined NUP: 2010-11

First Class debut:



Queensland v New South Wales | Brisbane | October 2010



List A debut:



Victoria v Queensland | Melbourne | 2 December 2009

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Shawn Craig   

Shawn Craig | Victoria



Date of Birth: 23 June 1973



Joined NUP: 2014-15

First Class debut:



South Australia v Queensland | Adelaide | 31 October 2014



List A debut:



New South Wales v Western Australia | Sydney | 15 October 2014

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Greg Davidson   

Greg Davidson | New South Wales



Date of Birth: 7 November 1970



Joined NUP: 2014-15

First Class debut:



Tasmania v Western Australia | Hobart | December 2013



List A debut:



Tasmania v Western Australia | Sydney | 19 October 2013

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Simon Fry    

Simon Fry | South Australia



Date of Birth: 29 July 1966



Joined NUP: 2005-06

ICC International Panel accredited

One-Day International debut:



Australia v England | Adelaide | 26 January 2011



Twenty20 International debut:



Australia v England | Adelaide | 12 January 2011



First Class debut:



South Australia v New South Wales | Adelaide | January 2002

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Phil Gillespie   

Phil Gillespie | Victoria



Date of Birth: 23 October 1975



Joined NUP: 2015-16

First Class debut:



New South Wales v Victoria | Wagga Wagga | February 2015



List A debut:



South Australia v Tasmania | Sydney | 15 October 2014

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Mike Graham-Smith   

Mike Graham-Smith | Tasmania



Date of Birth: 5 August 1969



Joined NUP: 2013-14

First Class debut:



New South Wales v Victoria | Melbourne | November 2013



List A debut:



South Australia v Victoria | Sydney | 4 October 2013

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Geoff Joshua  

Geoff Joshua | Victoria



Date of Birth: 12 March 1970



Joined NUP: 2009

First Class debut:



South Australia v Victoria | Adelaide | October 2009



List A debut:



Victoria v Tasmania | Melbourne | 18 January 2008

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Mick Martell   

Michael Martell | Western Australia



Date of Birth: September 28 1966



Joined NUP: 2008-09

ICC International Panel accredited

One-Day International debut:



Kenya v Netherland | Lincoln, NZ | 23 January 2014



Twenty20 International debut:



Australia v South Africa | Melbourne | 7 November 2014



First Class debut:



Western Australia v Tasmania | Perth | October 2008

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Sam Nogajski   

Sam Nogajski | Tasmania



Date of Birth: 1 January 1979



Joined NUP: 2012-13

First Class debut:



Queensland v New South Wales | Brisbane | November 2011



List A debut:



Tasmania v New South Wales | Burnie | 4 December 2010

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John Ward   

John Ward | Victoria



Date of Birth: 27 April 1962



Joined NUP: 2005-06

ICC International Panel accredited





One-Day International debut:



Australia v England | Brisbane | 17 January 2014



Twenty20 International debut:



Australia v Sri Lanka | Melbourne | 28 January 2013



First Class debut:



Victoria v India | Melbourne | November 2003

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Paul Wilson   

Paul Wilson | New South Wales 



Date of Birth: January 12 1972



Joined NUP: 2010-11

ICC International Panel accredited

One-Day International debut: 



Hong Kong v PNG | Townsville | 8 November 2014



Twenty20 International debut:



Australia v England | Melbourne | 31 January 2014



First Class debut:



Western Australia v New South Wales | Perth | November 2009

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Project Panel

In 2001 CA implemented a strategic plan focused on aligning umpiring across Australia and improving umpiring at the elite level – i.e. a major focus of the plan was to produce better umpires at the First Class and International levels of the game.

One of the initiatives to arise from this plan was the development of a CA Project Panel for umpiring which targeted former players who were interested in turning their hand to umpiring. The theory was that former players had already built a lot of experience and expertise of the game, had an affinity for the on-field workplace environment, and that an individual with the right attitude, work ethic and support could become a successful umpire.

In season 2014/15, Cricket Australia introduced both a male and female Project Panel opportunity.

Claire Polosak

Claire Polosak | New South Wales

Joined Project Panel: 2014-15

 
David Shepard

David Shepard | Victoria

Joined Project Panel: 2014-15

 

Development Panel 

Cricket Australia unveiled a rejuvenised umpire pathway for season 2015/16, which will provide additional opportunities in line with the new competition formats being introduced. In season 2016/17, this panel expanded from five to six members.

With the advent of the WBBL and the increase of Toyota Future League fixtures, a formal CA Development Panel has been established. The Development Panel will be appointed to WBBL and Toyota Futures League fixtures across the country and will be joined by locally selected State Umpire Panel members to officiate some of the best talent coming through their own playing pathways.

 Donovan Koch  

Donovan Koch| Queensland

Joined Development Panel: 2016-17

 Simon Lightbody  

Simon Lightbody | New South Wales

Joined Development Panel: 2015-16

 Damien Mealey  

Damien Mealey | Queensland

Joined Development Panel: 2015-16

 Claire Polosak  

Claire Polosak | New South Wales

Joined Development Panel: 2015-16

 David Shepard  

David Shepard | Victoria

Joined Development Panel: 2015-16

 Tony Wilds  

Tony Wilds | New South Wales

Joined Development Panel: 2015-16

 

 

Umpire High Performance Panel

UHPP

Back left to right: Steve Bernard | Peter Marshall















Front left to right: Bob Stratford | David Talalla | Daryl Harper

The Umpire High Performance Panel (UHPP) are an important part of the Australian cricket umpiring structure. An UHPP member is appointed to every Sheffield Shield; Matador BBQ's One-Day Cup and KFC T20 Big Bash League fixture as Match Referee. The UHPP may also be appointed to Women's International fixtures (to work in conjunction with ICC appointed Regional Referee); Toyota Futures League; tour matches; underage international fixtures and national underage championships. Part of the UHPP's match day responsibilities include monitoring team Over Rates and hearing Code of Behaviour reports.

The UHPP's core responsibility is to monitor an umpires' performance throughout a game, which includes recording every appeal (both successful and unsuccessful) and provide feedback post match. From this, the group meets at the end of each cricket season to discuss each of the 12-person National Umpire Panel members' season in detail, and appoints the panel for the following season.