Tag Archives: Umpires

Why umpires are not getting younger: Andrew Hignell

The 2012 summer will be Martin Saggers’s first full season on the first-class umpires list. The former Kent, Durham and Essex seamer, who won three Test caps for England, joined the ECB’s reserve list in 2010 and after a couple … Continue reading

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No gimmicks for Saggers as he joins umpires’ list

Martin Saggers has spoken of a determination to be true to himself after becoming the sole newcomer on the ECB’s first-class umpires’ panel for 2012. The former Durham, Kent, Essex and England swing bowler has replaced the recently-retired John Steele on … Continue reading

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The umpire is always right: Tom Graham

  See ball, hit ball. Nothing to it. Switch hit? Go on then. Bugger, missed it, hit me on the pad. Outside the line, surely. Out?! LBW? But I changed my stance, umpire. There’s a law about this now, isn’t … Continue reading

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Vikram Solanki: discipline not a problem in county cricket

It would be easy to believe from recent newspaper headlines that county cricket faces a major problem with on-field discipline. Two captains, James Foster and Marcus Trescothick, have appeared before ECB disciplinary panels to answer for the conduct of their … Continue reading

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Slow Death: Memoirs of a Cricket Umpire

Telford Vice reviews Slow Death: Memoirs of a Cricket Umpire by Rudi Koertzen with Chris Schoeman Zebra Press, pb, 225pp, £14.99 To the South African umpire with the slowly raised finger one thing matters more than any other RUDI Koertzen … Continue reading

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Umpire Reviews Are Flawed

Umpire Reviews Are Flawed October 2009 Umpires are losing the art of giving decisions, says former international umpire Peter Willey As a first-class umpire, thanks to technology, I do find myself thinking differently about decisions, especially lbws. And I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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