Cricket Umpires Australia
Ben Treloar makes KFC BBL Umpiring Debut
Cricket Australia (CA) Supplementary Umpire Panel (SUP) member Ben Treloar makes his KFC BBL umpiring debut when the Adelaide Strikers play the Melbourne Renegades at the Adelaide Oval tonight.
Since commencing his umpiring journey in 2006/07, Treloar has progressed through the Australian Cricket Umpiring Pathway reaching several major significant milestones along the way. Treloar officiated in all major CA National Championships which included standing in each of those competition Finals. Treloar then completed the Australian Sports Commission National Officiating Scholarship Program in 2017, all while officiating on-field in CA Toyota Second XI, WNCL and Weber WBBL competitions. Treloar was elevated to the CA SUP prior to the 2017/18 season.
In the 2019/20 season, Treloar made his List-A debut in the Marsh One Day Cup match between South Australia and Tasmania at Karen Rolton Oval, on that occasion standing with Simon Fry. Last season, Treloar made his First-Class umpiring debut at tonight’s venue the Adelaide Oval when South Australia played New South Wales in their Sheffield Shield match. Fittingly, Treloar stood on field that day with his on-field colleague tonight in Mike Graham-Smith.
Off the field, Treloar is an active member of the New South Wales Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association where he currently sits on the board. Treloar is four-time a winner of the prestigious George Borwick Memorial Award, the Association’s highest honour. And Treloar plays a pivotal role to the education of all umpires in New South Wales in his role as Education Officer with Cricket New South Wales.
Tonight, Treloar will stand alongside Mike Graham-Smith, Phil Gillespie will fulfil the Third Umpire duties whilst fellow SUP member Eloise Sheridan is the Fourth Umpire. Match Referee Steve Davis overseeing proceedings.