Cricket Umpires Australia
Gerard Abood raises bat with 50 List-A matches in the middle
Congratulations to Gerard Abood who today stands in his 50th List-A match when he takes to the field in the Marsh One-Day Cup Final between Queensland and Western Australia at AB Field.Abood made his List-A debut in a Domestic One-Day Cup fixture in Wangaratta between Victoria and New South Wales in January 2006. Since that time, he’s stood in 44 matches on-field across six different sponsor iterations of the Australia One-Day Domestic competition. He has been appointed to a further 23 matches as TV Umpire.
His most significant List-A appointment came at Adelaide Oval on Friday 9 November 2018, where he made his men’s One-Day International debut between Australia and South Africa.
Within his List-A matches includes four touring matches which hold ‘List-A’ status, including the Quadrangular Series between Australia ‘A’, India ‘A’, South Africa ‘A’ and the Australian National Performance Squad in 2014.
During his career, Abood has been appointed in a List-A Quarter; Elimination and Semi Final on-field and was selected as Third Umpire to the Final in 2017/18 and again last year at Junction Oval.
Abood’s umpiring career spans two states having officiated in both New South Wales and Victorian Premier Cricket competitions. Shortly after making his Sydney First-Grade debut, Abood was nominated for the CA Under 17 National Championships in 2001/02 before attending the CA Under 19 National Championships the following season.
In 2003/04, Abood relocated to Melbourne for work and went on to stand in 54 Cricket Victoria Premier First-Grade fixtures whilst also representing the state at the 2004/05 CA Under 19 Male National Championships.
Abood returned to Sydney for the 2007/08 season and has since been appointed to a total of 137 games in the Sydney Premier Cricket competition, 94 of which have been in First-Grade.
Abood’s appointment in the middle for his first One-Day Cup final today also completes his treble of on-field domestic men’s finals, having stood in the 2017/18 Sheffield Shield and 2018/19 KFC BBL finals.