Cricket Umpires Australia


Claire Polosak makes Women’s Test Match Debut

30 September 2021

Claire Polosak

Cricket Australia (CA) Supplementary Umpire Panel (SUP) member Claire Polosak will today make her Women’s Test Match umpiring debut when Australia play India in the Day/Night Test Match at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.

Polosak’s International umpiring career began back in 2015 when she was appointed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s T20 Qualifying tournament in Thailand standing in eight matches including the Final. Following that event, Polosak was appointed to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in India where she stood in three preliminary round matches. In November 2016, Polosak made her Women’s One-Day International debut when Australia played South Africa at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

In 2017, Polosak travelled to the United Kingdom to officiate in her first ICC Women’s World Cup. The tournament saw Polosak appointed on-field to four preliminary round matches. In November 2018, Polosak was appointed to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies which included the on-field appointment to the Semi-Final between England and India at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. In early 2020, Polosak was appointed to the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup here in Australia. Polosak stood on-field in four Pool B matches with a further two matches in the Third Umpire’s chair. Polosak was also appointed on-field to the Semi-Final between India and England.

To date, Polosak has officiated on-field in a total of 19 Women’s One Day Internationals with an additional four appointments as Third Umpire. This is the most by any Australian Umpire at the level. In the shortest format, Polosak has 33 Women’s T20 International matches to her name with an additional five matches as Third Umpire to date, again the most by any Australian Umpire.

Polosak will stand in today’s Commonwealth Bank Women’s Test Match alongside CA National Umpire Panel (NUP) member Phil Gillespie. CA NUP member Bruce Oxenford has been appointed Third Umpire whilst fellow CA SUP member Eloise Sheridan will fulfill the Fourth Umpire duties. The match is being overseen by ICC Match Referee Bob Stratford.

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Test Match – Australia v India, 30 September – 3 October 2021, Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast

Match Officials Appointments
Umpires – Phil Gillespie & Claire Polosak
Third Umpire – Bruce Oxenford
Fourth Umpire – Eloise Sheridan
Match Referee – Bob Stratford
Scorers – Tracey Moody & Ted Williams