Cricket Umpires Australia


Match Referee David Gilbert List-A Debut

11 March 2021

David Gilbert

David Gilbert makes his List-A Match Refereeing debut at the Gabba when Queensland play Western Australia in their Marsh One Day Cup match.

Gilbert forms part of the Cricket Australia (CA) Match Referee Panel (MRP) after joining the Match Officials team three years ago. Gilbert made his First-Class referee debut last season in the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia at Bankstown Oval. Earlier this season, Gilbert officiated his first KFC BBL match when the Hobart Hurricanes played the Sydney Sixers at Blundstone Arena.

As a player, Gilbert was a right-arm fast bowler who played nine Test Matches and a further 14 One-Day Internationals during the 1980’s. Gilbert played 127 First-Class matches, for New South Wales and Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield, as well as a stint in England for Gloucestershire. A career that produced 354 First-Class wickets, included a Sheffield Shield Final against Queensland in season 1984/85. At List-A level, Gilbert played 62 matches, taking 64 wickets and won the Domestic One Day Cup in 1984/85, the first time New South Wales had won the ‘Double’.

Off the field, Gilbert served as Cricket New South Wales CEO between 2003 and 2014. He was also instrumental in bringing international cricket to ANZ Stadium and extending Cricket New South Wales’ footprint throughout the key growth area of Western Sydney with the development of Blacktown International Sportspark.

Gilbert’s List-A debut will be alongside on-field umpires Gerard Abood and David Taylor, with Donovan Koch fulfilling the Third Umpire duties.