Cricket Umpires Australia


Simon Fry on One-Day International assignment in England

19 September 2017

Simon Fry in UK

Australian umpire Simon Fry has been appointed by the ICC to the One-Day International Series between England and West Indies.

Simon Fry has been appointed to the five game England versus West Indies One-Day International Series and will feature on-field in three of the matches. Fry joins fellow Australian Rod Tucker and Match Referee Javagal Srinath throughout the fixtures scheduled in September.

Fry returns to England for the second time since the close of the Australian 2016/17 cricket season, having also been appointed to the England versus South Africa Test Series throughout July. Fry has had a busy “off-season” during a time when most of Australian cricket is in hibernation, having also been appointed to the West Indies versus Pakistan One-Day International Series in April.

Fry has stood in a total of six Test Matches across five different countries. He made his debut in October 2015 in Sri Lanka who hosted the West Indies, before a two-match Series in Zimbabwe (against Sri Lanka) in October/November 2016. Fry had a change of scenery not long after when he travelled to New Zealand to stand in a match in Hamilton between the Black Caps and Pakistan. He then had an unexpected call up to cover an injured Reiffel, and travelled at short notice to officiate in Chennai in the fifth and final Test between India and England in December. In July this year he officiated as Third Umpire at the Home of Cricket before on-field appointment in Nottingham the following week. He has been appointed as Third Umpire on six further occasions.

In the limited over format, Fry had 33 One-Day Internationals to his name leading into this Series (15 further as TV Umpire) to his name, with his most recent appointments in April this year in the West Indies. Like his Test commitments, Fry has stood in One-Day Internationals around the world, including the New Zealand; Sri Lanka; United Kingdom (including Ireland and Wales); West Indies and Zimbabwe as well as 19 on home soil. These appointments include three on-field appearances during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

At the close of the 2016/17 Australian cricket season, Fry was announced as the CA Umpire of the Year Award recipient for an unprecedented fourth consecutive time. Awarded annually, the 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.