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Tony Wilds - Profile

Born     Bathurst, NSW 
Occupation    Communications Technician 
Local Umpiring Association    Bathurst Cricket Umpires 
Favourite cricketer growing up    Gary Gilmour 
One word to describe you    Practical 
Favourite sporting team    Sydney Roosters 
Which cricket club did you play for    Bathurst St Pats CC 
What was your first ever job   Apprentice mechanic 
Who would play you in a movie   Benny Hill 
Favourite holiday destination    Still researching 
Which sporting event in the world would you love to attend    Wimbledon 
Favourite food    Roast pork 
What talent do you wish you had    Speed typing 
What’s the best advice you’ve received    If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well! 
If you could invite three people to your house for dinner, who would they be and why    Michael Bevan, Phil Mickelson & Rafael Nadal.Top sportsmen in their chosen field, they display humility & they are left handed

 

UMPIRING BACKGROUND

Why did you choose umpiring?

After retiring from playing it was a natural progression since I was already officiating I soccer and touch football

Who has had the most influence on your umpiring career?

Darren Goodger and my wife Jenny

Describe your memories from your First Class debut

New South Wales v Western Australia in Newcastle - 25 February 2015. Partnered with Paul Wilson and Bob Stratford was our Match Referee. Game decided in last session on the final day.

Which is your favourite cricket ground to umpire at and why?

Adelaide Oval - Superb playing surface, great stadium and atmosphere

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

Two territorial Pluvers controlling one side of the field.They attacked any player who crossed to there side of the wicket, with vicious intent

Greatest cricket moment you've seen on field?

Michael Bevan hitting a four off the last ball of an ODI against a powerful West Indian side to win the match with Glenn McGrath his last partner - SCG in January 1996

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

Umpire’s discretion

Why should people get involved with umpiring?

If they have a passion for the great team sport of cricket

What advice would you give to aspiring umpires?

Always work on improvement & enjoy the experience