Meet the CA match officials
|Local Umpiring Association||Queensland Cricket Umpire and Scorers Association|
|Favourite cricketer growing up||Doug Walters|
|One word to describe you||Uncomplicated|
|Favourite sporting team||
Queensland State of Origin Rugby League
|Which cricket club did you play for||
Mudgeeraba CC, Queens CC, Folkestone CC, University of Queensland CC, Gold Coast Dolphins CC
|What was your first ever job||Sales trainee BHP|
|Who would play you in a movie||Sting or David Caruso|
|Favourite holiday destination||Alaska|
|Which sporting event in the world would you love to attend||Hong Kong Sevens|
|Favourite food||No favourite, just love cooking it|
|What talent do you wish you had||Interpretative Dance|
|What’s the best advice you’ve received||
Don’t take up interpretative Dance
|If you could invite three people to your house for dinner, who would they be and why||
Stephen Fry (Quirky humour)
Eric Clapton (If he brings his guitar)
Stephen Spielberg (to record it all)
Why did you choose umpiring?
It was a great way to stay involved in the game post retirement
Who has had the most influence on your umpiring career?
David Levens – Outstanding
Describe your memories from your First Class debut
It was all a bit of a blur, but I remember being exhausted at the end
Which is your favourite cricket ground to umpire at and why?
Malahide Ireland. A most picturesque venue, likely to rain for at least 3 of any 4 days scheduled there and there is great Guinness nearby
What's the strangest thing you've seen happen on field?
I once lost a cricket ball after 3 balls of a Champions League match in Ahmedabad when a wicket had fallen. After a long delay while everyone looked for the ball, a replacement ball had to be sent out. Just as the next ball was about to be bowled, I found the ball inside the bowler’s cap that I was holding. Very embarrassing!
Greatest cricket moment you've seen on field?
Every time the TV Umpire says to me “Stay with your original decision”
If you could invent a new rule for the game, what would it be?
Unlimited number overs for bowlers in all formats
Why should people get involved with umpiring?
It is so rewarding to give
What advice would you give to aspiring umpires?
Don’t take yourself too seriously. Allow your personality to shine