Cricket Umpires Australia


rebel WBBL06 Final Match Officials Appointments

28 November 2020

polosak & sheridan

Cricket Australia (CA) have announced the Match Officials appointments for the rebel WBBL 06 Final between the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder at North Sydney Oval.

CA Supplementary Umpire Panel (SUP) member Claire Polosak will stand alongside South Australian Umpire Eloise Sheridan on-field. It is the first time that two female umpires have stood on-field for a senior CA major tournament. Third Umpire is Tony Wilds and the Fourth Umpire Troy Penman make up the umpiring team with the match to be overseen by Cricket Australia match referee Steve Bernard.

For Polosak, this will be her second consecutive WBBL Final on-field after being appointed to last season’s Final. Polosak has been on the CA SUP (formally Development Panel) since the 2015/16 season. In that time, Polosak has added a wealth of International experience along with several significant CA Domestic Appointments. To date, Polosak has officiated in 17 Women’s One Day Internationals which include the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup Final, 33 Women’s T20 Internationals including the recent ICC Women’s T20 World Cup matches in Australia. Polosak’s women’s domestic experience is significant standing in 23 WNCL matches including the 2016/17 Final and 25 rebel WBBL matches. In addition, Polosak became the first Australian female to stand in a Men’s One Day International and Men’s List-A matches.

Sheridan was added to the South Australian State & Territory Umpire Panel (STUP) two seasons ago and has since been one of the top match officials in her home state. Beyond these shores, Sheridan made her Women’s T20 International debut in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifiers in Scotland in August 2019 which included semi-final appointments to that tournament. Last season, Sheridan travelled to Perth to stand in the CA Under 19 Male National Championships and stood in Toyota Second XI and WNCL matches whilst fulfilling Men’s First-Grade commitments in South Australia’s Premier Cricket Competition. Appointment to the WBBL06 Final alongside Polosak adds to her list of umpiring achievements to date.

rebel WBBL06 Final – Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder
Saturday 28 November 2020 North Sydney Oval
On-Field Umpires – Claire Polosak & Eloise Sheridan
Third Umpire – Tony Wilds
Fourth Umpire – Troy Penman
Match Referee – Steve Bernard

Scorers – Toni Lorraine & Kay Wilcoxon