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Shawn Craig

Born

Melbourne, Victoria

Occupation 

Regional Sales Manager

Favourite cricketer growing up 

Allan Border  

One word to describe you 

Driven

Favourite sporting team

Richmond Tigers

Which cricket club did you play for

Victoria / St Kilda / Malvern

First ever job

Washing dishes

Who would play you in a movie 

Garfield - I hate Monday's

Favourite holiday destination

Still looking

Which sporting event in the world would you love to attend

Olympics/Stanley Cup

Favourite food

Chicken schnitzel/slow cooked lamb shanks

Which talent do you wish you had

Growing money trees

What's the best advice you've received from someone 

Know your game

If you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be

Jamie Oliver – to prepare dinner of course

Humphrey B Bear – To entertain the kids quietly

Robin Williams – To entertain

 

UMPIRING BACKGROUND

Why did you choose umpiring?

Love a challenge

Who has had the most influence on your umpiring career? 

DRS

Describe your memories from your First Class debut 

Surreal - it was my second debut at Adelaide Oval, this time as an umpire rather than a player

Which is your favourite cricket ground to umpire at and why

Adelaide Oval - it's where it all started twice!

What's the strangest thing you've seen happen on field

Steve the Seagull come back from the dead on the MCG

Greatest cricket moment you've seen on field

KFC T20 BBL|04 - Melbourne Stars versus Melbourne Renegades - game decided on the last ball

If you could invent a new rule for the game, what would it be 

Double Play – two wickets in the same ball for twenty20 - awesome!

Why should people get involved in umpiring? 

It’s the most difficult mental challenge you can have at times 

What advice would you give to aspiring umpires?

Communication, communication, communication

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