Meet the CA match officials
|Born||Somerset West, South Africa|
|Local Umpiring Association||Queensland|
|Favourite cricketer growing up||Peter Kirsten|
|One word to describe you||Chilled|
|Favourite sporting team||Liverpool FC|
|Which cricket club did you play for||
Somerset West CC, Van der Stel, South Africa, Whitley Hall CC, UK
|What was your first ever job||Sales Consultant for a Indoor Cricket Centre|
|Who would play you in a movie||Richard Gere|
|Favourite holiday destination||Mauritius|
|Which sporting event in the world would you love to attend||Augusta Masters|
|What talent do you wish you had||Professional Golfer|
|What’s the best advice you’ve received||Just be Yourself|
|If you could invite three people to your house for dinner, who would they be and why||
Dad, Ernie Els, Graeme PollockCombine my 2 favourite sports with my late dad
Why did you choose umpiring?
Finished playing and wanted to stay in the game
Who has had the most influence on your umpiring career?
Terry Bentham UK, Dave Orchard
Describe your memories from your First Class debut
Blessed that my debut was on the MCG, Melbourne weather turned it on and had all 4 seasons in those days. Got food poisoning on the evening of day 3 and umpired the last day not feeling great
Which is your favourite cricket ground to umpire at and why?
Adelaide Oval - Great stadium and good crowd
What's the strangest thing you've seen happen on field?
An umpire standing at square leg, catching a outfield ball that was coming straight at him
Greatest cricket moment you've seen on field?
Stoinis’ BBL hundred at the MCG
If you could invent a new rule for the game, what would it be?
One hand one bounce rule in all formats of cricket
Why should people get involved with umpiring?
Great to be part of the best sport in the world. Best seat in the house to watch cricket
What advice would you give to aspiring umpires?
Back yourself and enjoy the moments on the field