Cricket Umpires Australia


Simon Fry makes First-Class Match Referee debut

30 October 2020

Simon Fry

Congratulations to Simon Fry who today makes his First-Class Match Refereeing debut when South Australia play Victoria in the Marsh Sheffield Shield match at ACH Group Stadium, Glenelg.

Fry retired from on-field officiating at the end of last season and was recently added to Cricket Australia’s (CA) Match Referee Panel. Fry stood in a total 100 First-Class matches which included seven Test Matches at ICC level. Fry’s Test Match debut in 2015 had him paired with one of today’s on-field umpires Rod Tucker. Fry also stood in 49 One-Day Internationals and 19 Men’s T20 Internationals through his international umpiring career.

Over a four-year period, Fry was awarded with the CA Umpire Award. This award is presented to an ICC Elite Panel or Cricket Australia National Panel Umpire adjudged all-round most outstanding, with consideration not only to an umpire’s on-field performance but also their contribution to elite umpiring in Australia by way of significant achievement or off-field work. Fry was selected by the CA Chair and CEO for this award between 2013/14 to 2016/17.

Fry begins his Match Refereeing journey in season 2020/21 as part of the nine-member CA Match Referee Panel which will oversee all domestic cricket this year.

Marsh Sheffield Shield Round 3 – South Australia v Victoria at ACH Group Stadium, Glenelg – Friday 30 October to Monday 2 November 2020.

On-Field Umpires: Shawn Craig & Rod Tucker
Match Referee: Simon Fry