Cricket Umpires Australia


Simon Fry makes Domestic T20 Match Referee debut

05 January 2021

Simon Fry

Congratulations to Simon Fry who made his Domestic T20 Match Refereeing debut in the KFC BBL match between the Perth Scorchers and the Melbourne Renegades at Perth Stadium.

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 made his Test Match umpiring debut in 2015 in Sri Lanka. 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 joined the nine-member CA Match Referee Panel overseeing all domestic cricket this season and made his First-Class debut in the Marsh Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and Victoria at ACH Group Stadium, Glenelg. His KFC BBL debut at Perth Stadium came alongside On-Field Umpires Simon Lightbody and Mike Graham-Smith, Third umpire Donovan Koch and Fourth umpire Ashlee Gibbons.