Cricket Umpires Australia
Tony Wilds makes Big Bash League debut
Congratulations to Tony Wilds on his men’s Twenty20 domestic debut at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
Wilds made his Big Bash League debut at the SCG on Monday 9 January in the fixture between the Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades. In front of over 30,000 people, Wilds debuted alongside Shawn Craig, Geoff Joshua (Third) and Match Referee Steve Bernard.
Wilds began umpiring in Bathurst in country New South Wales and spent several years umpiring in the local Bathurst and Orange region, during which time he was appointed to the New South Wales Country Representative Panel. He then began umpiring in the Sydney Grade competition, and was duly appointed to the State Umpire Panel. In total, Wilds has stood in 137 First Grade games over the last decade.
Since January 2014, Wilds has stood in seven Women’s One-Day Internationals, and a further four Women’s Twenty20 Internationals. In October 2014, Wilds made his List A debut in Brisbane in a domestic one-day fixture between Tasmania and Victoria. In February later in the same season, he made his First Class debut in Newcastle in a fixture between New South Wales and Western Australia. Since this time, Wilds has stood in six List A and three First Class fixtures.
Wilds will stand in another Big Bash League fixture on Monday 16 January at Adelaide Oval alongside John Ward and Phil Gillespie (Third).