Cricket Umpires Australia

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Mick Martell


Born    Perth, Western Australia 
Occupation    Fire fighter
Favourite cricketer growing up    Kim Hughes 
One word to describe you    Adaptable 
Favourite sporting team    West Coast Eagles 
Which cricket club did you play for    Balcatta, Wanneroo and Bayswater Morley Cricket Clubs 
First ever job    Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Mechanic 
Who would play you in a movie    Eric Bana 
Favourite holiday destination    Berlin, Germany 
Which sporting event in the world would you love to attend    World Darts Championship with Phil Taylor 
Favourite food    Roast 
Which talent do you wish you had    Play an instrument 
What's the best advice you've received    Concentrate on your own performance 
If you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be   

John Howard – Persistence that paid off

Alan Bond – Talk about his life cycle

Garry Green – Possibly the best person I have ever met



Why did you choose umpiring?

To remain involved in the game

Who has had the most influence on your umpiring career? 

Ric Evans

Describe your memories from your First Class debut 

Walking onto the WACA, shaking hands with Paul Reiffel

Greatest cricket moment you've seen on field 

The 2014/15 KFC T20 Big Bash League Big Final in Canberra - a cricket spectacle

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

Umpires record time – teams find allowances for slow over rates to save penalty

Why should people get involved in umpiring? 

Enjoyable and challenging

What advice would you give to aspiring umpires?

Be patient