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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.

05-310517 - Bruce Oxenford 
 

Bruce Oxenford | Queensland
Date of Birth: 5 March 1960
Joined ICC Elite Panel: 2012
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

 
05-310517 - Paul Reiffel
  Paul Reiffel | Queensland
Joined ICC Elite Panel: 2005-06
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
 
05-310517 - Rod Tucker
  Rod Tucker | New South Wales
Date of Birth: 28 August 1964
Joined ICC Elite Panel: 2010
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

 

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 Abood
   

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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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
 

Mick 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
ICC International Panel accredited

Twenty20 International debut:
Australia v Sri Lanka | Geelong | 19 February 2017
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
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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 Tony Wilds  

Tony Wilds | New South Wales
Date of Birth: 1 November 1963
Joined NUP: 2017-18
First Class debut:
New South Wales v Western Australia | Newcastle | 25 February 2015 
List A debut:
Tasmania v Victoria | Brisbane | 8 October 2014

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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.

Nathan Johnstone
Nathan Johnstone | Western Australia

Joined Development Panel: 2017-18

 Donovan Koch Donovan Koch| Queensland

Joined Development Panel: 2016-17

Simon Lightbody
 

Simon Lightbody | New South Wales

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

 Ben Treloar  

Ben Treloar | New South Wales

Joined Development Panel: 2017-18