Cricket Umpires Australia


Marsh Sheffield Shield Final Match Officials Announced

13 April 2021

Sheffield Shield Final

Cricket Australia (CA) have announced the Match Officials team for the Marsh Sheffield Shield Final between Queensland and New South Wales at Allan Border Field starting this Thursday.

National Umpire Panel (NUP) members Sam Nogajski and Paul Wilson have been appointed on-field with Donovan Koch appointed Third Umpire. For Nogajski, this year’s Marsh Sheffield Shield Final will be the third time he has stood on-field in the decider having previously in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 finals. It also caps off a long Australian domestic summer which commenced back at the beginning of October and included appointment to the KFC BBL10 Final between the Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers. On the International front, Nogajski was appointed to the Dettol One Day International and T20 International Series between Australia and India in November and December.

This year’s Marsh Sheffield Shield Final will be Paul Wilson’s fourth appointment to the First-Class competition decider. Wilson previously stood in the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2018/19 Finals. Wilson has also had a busy 2020/21 season standing in both International and Australian domestic fixtures. Wilson stood in the Dettol One Day International and T20 International series and followed up with appointment on-field to the Third and Fourth Vodafone Test Matches between Australia and India. On the domestic front, Wilson stood alongside Nogajski in the KFC BBL10 Final at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Third umpire Donovan Koch makes his first appearance in the Marsh Sheffield Shield Final following an equally busy season. Koch officiated in all CA senior men’s competitions starting in the Sheffield Shield hub in Adelaide at the beginning of October. The match officials’ team for the Marsh Sheffield Shield Final is rounded out by scorers Tracey Moody and Doug O’Neill with proceedings to be overseen by CA Match Referee Bob Parry. Parry will officiate his first major CA Competition Final as Match Referee since joining the panel in 2017/18.

The 2021 Marsh Sheffield Shield Final will be broadcast LIVE in Australia on Fox Cricket & Kayo Sports. ABC Grandstand's live radio coverage will also be available on & the CA Live app.

Marsh Sheffield Shield Final
Queensland v New South Wales
Thursday 15th to Monday 19th April - 9.30am AEST
Allan Border Field – Brisbane

On-Field Umpires: Sam Nogajski & Paul Wilson
Third Umpire: Donovan Koch
Scorers: Tracey Moody & Doug O’Neill
Match Referee: Bob Parry