Cricket Umpires Australia


Steve Davis makes List-A Match Referee Debut

04 March 2021

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Cricket Australia (CA) National Match Referee Panel (NRP) member Steve Davis will make his List-A Match Referee debut in the match between South Australia and New South Wales at the Adelaide Oval.

Davis joined the CA NRP this season with a wealth of match officiating experience behind him. Davis had a distinguished international umpiring career spanning almost a quarter of a century standing all around the world across nine Test playing nations. Davis stood in a total of 57 Test Matches with a further 32 as TV Umpire. In One-Day Internationals, Davis stood in 137 matches along with 67 as TV Umpire including the 2007, 2011 and 2015 ICC World Cups. Davis also stood in 26 T20 Internationals with a further 21 as TV Umpire, notably including the 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014 ICC T20 World Cups. In First-Class cricket, Davis stood in a total of 140 matches, debuting at the Adelaide Oval in November 1990 when South Australia played Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield.

As a Match Referee, Davis made his First-Class debut last year in the UK’s Bob Willis Trophy First-Class competition, in the match between Essex and Kent at the County Ground Chelmsford. Davis made it back to Australia for the start of the season to officiate his first Sheffield Shield match when New South Wales played Queensland at the Karen Rolton Oval. Davis’ Domestic T20 match referee debut also came in England when Essex played Middlesex in the Vitality Blast, also at the County Ground in Chelmsford

Prior to this year, Steve has also fulfilled the role of Tournament Referee and Selector at CA Underage National Championships in recent times. Davis is joined by on-field umpires Mike Graham-Smith and Ben Treloar as the Playing Control Team with scorers Neil Ricketts and John Tregloan completing the Match Officials Team.