Cricket Umpires Australia


Marsh Sheffield Shield Final

31 March 2022

Match Officials

The Match Officials for Marsh Sheffield Shield Final between Western Australia and Victoria at the WACA Ground in Perth has been announced by Cricket Australia (CA).

CA National Umpire Panel (NUP) members Sam Nogajski, Donovan Koch and Phil Gillespie have been appointed to officiate in the Final, whilst CA National Match Referee Panel (NRP) member Bob Parry will oversee proceedings. For on-field umpire Nogajski, this season’s Marsh Sheffield Final will be his fourth consecutive on-field appointment in the decider going back to the 2017/18 season (the 2019/20 Final was not played). Nogajski was also appointed Third Umpire in the 2016/17 Final. To date, Nogajski has also stood in a further six men’s domestic Finals with two appearances on-field in the Marsh One Day Cup Final and four appointments to the KFC BBL Final. Nogajski is currently on the International Cricket Council (ICC) International Panel of Umpires standing in One-Day and T20 Internationals and fulfilling Fourth Umpire duties in Test Matches played in Australia.

Fellow ICC International panellist and NUP member Koch will step out for his first on-field appearance in the Marsh Sheffield Shield Final having fulfilled Third Umpire duties in last year’s decider. Koch was only this season appointed to the ICC panel and has since made his T20 International debut and was the Fourth Umpire in the Fifth Vodafone Ashes Test Match in Hobart. Today’s Final will be Koch’s 20th First-Class match as an umpire having played in 21 First-Class matches as a player in his native South Africa.

For Third Umpire Gillespie, this will be his third men’s domestic Final for the season having stood on-field in the KFC BBL and Marsh One Day Cup Finals. Match Referee Parry will oversee his second Sheffield Shield Final having overseen last season’s final between Queensland and New South Wales at Allan Border Field in Brisbane. As an umpire, Parry stood in four Sheffield Shield Finals.

Marsh Sheffield Shield Final – 31 March to 4 April 2022, 10am
Western Australia v Victoria
On-Field Umpires: Sam Nogajski & Donovan Koch
Third Umpire: Phil Gillespie
Match Referee: Bob Parry
Scorers: Sue Rodgers & Sandy Wheeler