Cricket Umpires Australia

News

Eloise Sheridan makes Women’s One Day International Debut

Debut

Cricket Australia (CA) Supplementary Umpire Panel (SUP) member Eloise Sheridan will make her Women’s One Day International debut when Australia plays India in Mackay today.

Sheridan was recently elevated to the CA SUP after six seasons plying her trade in the South Australian Premier Cricket competition which also included three seasons on the State Umpire Panel (STUP). Before entering the realm of cricket match officialdom, Sheridan had a successful Premier Cricket playing career with the Sturt and Kensington Cricket Clubs before calling time at the end of the 2016/17 season.

Sheridan’s umpiring career has progressed through the extensive CA umpire pathway standing in both the Under 15 and Under 18 Female National Championships in 2017/18. Then officiating in the CA Under 17 Male National Championships in Queensland and the National Premier Cricket T20 competition including the Final in 2018/19. Sheridan rounded out the year with an historic appointment to the SACA Premier First Grade Final.

In May 2019, Sheridan was appointed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to the International Panel of ICC Development Umpires. In August the same year, Sheridan travelled to Scotland to officiate in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifying tournament making her Women’s T20 International debut. Sheridan stood with fellow Australian Claire Polosak in the Semi Final between Papua New Guinea and Thailand.

Sheridan made more significant steps on the Australian domestic front in 2019/20 when she was appointed to the CA Under 19 Male National Championships in Perth. In the same season, Sheridan stood in the Women’s International Tour match at Drummoyne Oval between the Governor General’s XI and India featuring many of the players competing today. Sheridan’s outstanding season was recognised by the South Australia Cricket Association (SACA) by being named the SACA Grade Cricket Umpire of the Year for 2019/20. And last season among several other CA appointments, Sheridan was appointed to the WBBL|06 tournament. The competition was held entirely in a Sydney hub and for Sheridan, included appointment to the Final between the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder alongside Polosak. 

Sheridan will stand alongside CA National Umpire Panel member Bruce Oxenford with Phil Gillespie fulfilling Third Umpire duties and Claire Polosak has been appointed as Fourth Umpire. Overseeing proceedings will be ICC Match Referee Bob Stratford.