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New South Wales Premier Cricket Grand Final Match Official appointments announced

Tony Wilds

The 2018/19 New South Wales Premier Cricket season enters its final week with Grand Finals in all Premier Grades taking place starting this weekend.

Cricket Australia (CA) National Umpire Panel (NUP) members Greg Davidson and Tony Wilds will officiate the First Grade Final between the Sydney University and Penrith Cricket Clubs at Bankstown Oval. A three-day fixture starting on Friday, Davidson will officiate a remarkable eighth Grand Final in a row with Wilds set to officiate in his third First Grade Final. Fellow NUP member Simon Lightbody is appointed Reserve Umpire with CA Supplementary Match Referee Panel member David Gilbert will oversee proceedings.

For Davidson, season 2018/19 has been far reaching umpiring across all men’s professional competitions starting with the JLT One-Day Cup and JLT Sheffield Shield before moving through KFC BBL|08 in December and January. In February, Davidson travelled to South Africa as part of the Umpire Exchange program to officiate in five Momentum One-Day Cup matches which included standing in matches at the iconic Newlands in Cape Town and Wanderers in Johannesburg.

Wilds has enjoyed a similarly busy season officiating across the three major men’s professional competitions. Wilds stood in 10 KFC BBL|08 Matches and four Sheffield Shield matches combined with 12 Premier and state competition appearances adds up to a busy 2018/19.

Full list of Matches and Umpire Appointments below. Click on matches to view scores.

Premier First Grade Grand Final – Belvidere Cup
Sydney University v Penrith – 29, 30, 31 March 2019: Bankstown Oval
Umpires: Greg Davidson & Tony Wilds (Reserve Umpire: Simon Lightbody)

Premier Second Grade Grand Final
Sydney University v Parramatta – 29, 30, 31 March 2019: University Oval
Umpires: Marc Nickl & Ben Treloar (Reserve Umpire: Vince Calabro)

Premier Third Grade Grand Final
Sydney University v Eastern Suburbs – 30 & 31 March 2019: Coogee Oval
Umpires: Andrew Hamilton & Ryan Nelson

Premier Fourth Grade Grand Final
St George v Manly Warringah – 30 & 31 March 2019: Hurstville Oval
Umpires: Berend du Plessis & Darren Goodger

Premier Fifth Grade Grand Final
Sutherland v University of NSW –30 & 31 March 2019: Glenn McGrath Oval
Umpires: Roberto Howard & Sharad Patel

Metropolitan Cup Grade Grand Final
Penrith v Gordon –30 & 31 March 2019: Howell Oval
Umpires: Bede Sajowitz & Bruce Whitehouse