Cricket Umpires Australia
Australian Cricket congratulates umpire Greg Lill
Greg Lill to break records in his 400th SCA First Grade match this weekend in Sydney
This weekend Greg Lill will umpire his 400th First Grade match in the Sydney Cricket Association. In doing so he becomes the first member of NSWCUSA to achieve this milestone and only the second umpire in Australia to officiate in 400 top grade matches – the other being Bill Sheahan who continues to officiate in Victorian Premier Cricket.
Lill will stand with his great umpiring mate, Marty Edgell, in the Western Suburbs versus Randwick Petersham match at Pratten Park on 20-21 February 2016.
Lill joined NSWCUA in 1986, becoming a full member in 1987. He was upgraded to principal member in 2004 and was honoured with life membership of NSWCUSA in 2011.
His First Grade debut was in season 1989-90 at Bankstown Oval standing with Dennis Graham. Bankstown played Petersham-Marrickville with Steve Small and Greg Hartshorne the respective captains.
Lill has given outstanding service to the Association:-
- Board Director
- Executive Committee member
- Examination Committee member
- Technical Committee member
- Training Committee member
He officiated as an umpire twice at First-Class level in the Sheffield Shield and four times in One Day Domestic matches in the Mercantile Mutual and ING Cups. Lill stood in two Under 19 One Day Internationals – Australia v New Zealand (1996 at Bradman Oval) and Australia v England (2003 at Hurstville Oval).
Lill has been a friend and mentor to many members over an extended period. Respected by players and peers for his outstanding decision making, composure and calmness under pressure, he has always possessed exceptional knowledge of the Laws and, with his teaching background, an innate ability to pass that knowledge onto others with methods that make sense.
Australian cricket congratulates Lill’s outstanding umpiring career and for achieving this milestone and thanks him for his long standing contribution to the sport.