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Profiles

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.

 Steve Davis

Steve Davis

Date of Birth: 9 April 1952
First-class debut: June 2005
Joined National Panel: 1992
Test debut: Australia v NZ, 1997-98, Hobart
ODI debut: West Indies v Pakistan, 1992-93, Adelaide

 Bruce Oxenford

Bruce Oxenford

Date of Birth: 5 March 1960
First-class Debut: Feb 2001
Joined National Panel: 2003-04

  Rod Tucker

Rod Tucker

Date of Birth: 28 August 1964
First-class debut: May 2004
Joined National Panel: 2005-06

 Paul Reiffel

Paul Reiffel

Date of Birth: 19 April 1966
First-class debut: May 2004
Joined National Panel: 2005-06

 

ICC International Panel

The umpires on the ICC International Panel 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.

Australia’s representatives on this panel are:

 Simon Fry

Simon Fry

Date of Birth: 29 July 1966
Occupation: Accountant
First-class debut: Jan 2002
Joined National Panel: 2005-06

Mick Martell 

Mick Martell

Date of Birth: 28 September 1966
Occupation: Fireman
First-class debut: Oct 2008
Joined National Panel: 2008-09

John Ward 

John Ward

Date of Birth: 27 April 1962
Occupation: Nurse
First-class debut: April 2003
Joined National Panel: 2005-06

 

Paul Wilson 

Paul Wilson

Date of Birth: 12 January 1972
Occupation: Fundraising and events manager
First-class debut: 2009
Joined National Panel: 2010-11 

 

Cricket Australia National Panel

Umpires on the CA National Panel officiate in all of Cricket Australia’s senior domestic men’s matches including the Bupa Sheffield Shield, RYOBI One-Day Cup and KFC T20 Big Bash League.

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

 Gerard Abood

Gerard Abood

Date of Birth: 28 February 1972
Occupation: Solicitor
First-class debut: Nov 2008
Joined National Panel: 2009
 Ashley Barrow

Ash Barrow

Date of Birth: 11 October 1962
Occupation: Communications contractor
First-class debut: Oct 2010
Joined National Panel: 2001
Shawn Craig 

Shawn Craig

Date of Birth: 23 June 1973
First-class debut: N/A
Joined National Panel: 2014-15
Greg Davidson 

Greg Davidson


Date of Birth: 7 November 1970
First-class debut: December 2013
Joined National Panel: 2014-15

Mike Graham-Smith

Michael Graham-Smith

Date of Birth: 5 August 1969
Occupation: School teacher
First-class debut: Yet to debut 
Joined National Panel: 2013

 Geoff Joshua

Geoff Joshua

Date of Birth: 12 March 1970
Occupation: Police officer
First-class debut: Oct 2009
Joined National Panel: 2009
 Damien Mealey

Damien Mealey

Date of Birth: 20 April 1968
First-class debut: 2012
Joined National Panel: 2012-13
 Sam Nogajski

Sam Nogajski

Date of Birth: 1 January 1979
Occupation: School Teacher
First-class debut: 2011
Joined National Panel: 2012-13

 

CA 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 head shot 

Claire Polosak

New South Wales

David Shepard head shot 

David Shepard

Victoria

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