Cricket Umpires Australia
Shawn Craig Reaches 50 Domestic T20 Game Milestone
Cricket Australia (CA) National Umpire Panel (NUP) member Shawn Craig steps out for his 50th Domestic T20 Match when the Melbourne Stars take on the Brisbane Heat at Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Craig is a former First-Class cricketer who played 20 First-Class and 20 Domestic One-Day matches for Victoria before turning his attention to umpiring in 2010/11. Craig was elevated to the Cricket Australia National Umpire Panel in 2014/15 and soon after made his List A Debut in the match between New South Wales and Western Australia in October 2014. Later that month, Craig’s First-Class debut came in the Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and Queensland at the Adelaide Oval. Since joining the National Umpire Panel in 2014, Craig has officiated in 33 First-Class and 20 List-A matches. Among the Australian Domestic T20 highlights, Craig was appointed to the Final of the 2017/18 tournament between the Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes at the Adelaide Oval.
Among his First-Class matches, five have been umpired overseas. Craig has participated in the Cricket Australia Umpire Exchange program for the past three years running. In 2016/17, he travelled to New Zealand, in 2017/18 to South Africa and last season to India. At the beginning of last season, Craig was elevated to the International Cricket Council (ICC) International Panel of umpires where he made his T20 International debut in the 3rd T20 International between Australia and Sri Lanka.
Craig becomes the sixth umpire to reach the 50 Domestic T20 game Milestone.