Cricket Umpires Australia


50 Domestic T20 Matches for Greg Davidson

22 January 2021

Greg Davidson

Cricket Australia (CA) National Umpire Panel (NUP) member Greg Davidson will stand in his 50th KFC BBL match when the Sydney Sixers play the Sydney Thunder at the Adelaide Oval.

Davidson played for over 20 years in Sydney’s First-Grade competition for the Parramatta Cricket Club between 1989 and 2008. After retiring from playing, Davidson joined the umpiring ranks for the 2008/09 season and went on to make his First-Grade debut the following season. In the 2009/10 season, Davidson was appointed to the first of his three Under 19 Male National Championships consecutively.

In October 2013, Davidson made his List-A debut in the Domestic One Day Cup match between Tasmania and Western Australia at Blacktown Sports Park. Davidson has gone on to stand in a total of 25 List-A matches. In December 2013, Davidson travelled to Hobart when he was appointed to his first First-Class match when the same two sides met in the Sheffield Shield. Davidson has since officiated in a total of 28 First-Class matches at home and abroad.

Just prior to the 2014/15 season, Davidson was elevated to the CA NUP and within the first months of the season, was standing in his debut KFC BBL match when the Perth Scorchers played the Adelaide Strikers at the WACA Ground in Perth. At International level, Davidson officiated in two Women’s Test matches: on-field in the 2014 Ashes Test Match at the WACA Ground and the other as Third umpire in the Day/Night Ashes Test Match at North Sydney Oval in 2017. Davidson has also stood in five Women’s One Day Internationals

Davidson’s international experience extends to the domestic competitions in India, New Zealand and South Africa. In 2018, Davidson was appointed to the Plunkett Shield match between Canterbury and Wellington at Hagley Oval, a four-day match that was remarkably completed within two days. In 2019, Davidson travelled to South Africa to stand in two Sunfoil Series matches, then in early 2020, he travelled to India to stand in two Ranji Trophy fixtures.

Earlier this season, Davidson spent eight weeks in the WBBL hub in Sydney standing in 10 matches on-field with a further three in the Third Umpires’ box. Davidson will become the tenth Umpire to reach the 50 BBL Game milestone and is joined on field by Tony Wilds with Gerard Abood fulfilling the Third Umpire Duties. Simon Lightbody is appointed Fourth Umpire with CA Match Referee Simon Fry overseeing proceedings.