Cricket Umpires Australia
Marsh One Day Cup Final
The Match Officials’ team for the Marsh One-Day Cup Final between Western Australia and New South Wales have been announced by Cricket Australia (CA).
CA National Umpire Panel (NUP) members Phil Gillespie and Mike Graham-Smith will stand on-field with Shawn Craig appointed as the Third Umpire. CA National Match Referee (NRP) member Bob Stratford will oversee the Final as Match Referee. For Gillespie, this year’s Marsh Cup Final will be his third appearance in the List-A season decider but his first on-field. Gillespie was appointed Third Umpire to the last two Finals at AB Field and Bankstown Oval, the latter between this year’s finalists. It has been a busy season for Gillespie who earlier this season made his Women’s Test Match debut when Australia played India in the Day/Night Test Match on the Gold Coast. Gillespie completed that inaugural India/Australia International series by officiating in the One-Day International and T20 International fixtures. On the domestic front, Gillespie was appointed on-field in the KFC BBL11 Final between the Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers at Marvel Stadium, which was his second on-field BBL Final. Gillespie’s on-field colleague will be Tasmanian Mike Graham-Smith.
Graham-Smith also made his Women’s Test Match debut this season when Australia played England in the only Ashes Test Match which was played at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Graham-Smith also officiated in the One-Day and T20 Internationals to round out the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series. This year’s Marsh Cup Final will be Graham-Smith’s first Men’s Domestic cricket Final on-field and his 30th List-A match. Together with 39 First-Class and 73 KFC BBL matches, Graham-Smith brings a decade of experience on CA’s NUP to this year’s Final.
Third Umpire Shawn Craig has also had a busy International and Domestic season, standing on-field in the recent Dettol T20 International Series between Australia and Sri Lanka whilst combining First-Class and KFC BBL commitments. Craig also officiated in the last two Marsh Cup Finals, both on-field. For Match Referee Bob Stratford, this season’s Marsh One-Day Cup Final will be his sixth appointment to the Final of this competition with his first being over a decade ago in the 2009/10 Final between Victoria and Tasmania.
2021-22 Marsh One Day Cup Final – Friday 11 March 2022
Western Australia Vs New South Wales
CitiPower Centre – St Kilda
Umpires: Phil Gillespie & Mike Graham-Smith
Third Umpire: Shawn Craig
Match Referee: Bob Stratford
Scorers: Jim Hamilton & James Higgs