Cricket Umpires Australia


Troy Penman to make KFC BBL Umpiring Debut

04 January 2022

Cricket Australia (CA) Supplementary Umpire Panel (SUP) member Troy Penman will make his KFC BBL Umpiring Debut when the Perth Scorchers play the Sydney Sixers at Metricon Stadium tonight.

Penman's cricket umpiring journey began when he joined the Cricket New South Wales Premier Cricket umpiring panel. Penman made his First-Grade debut in January 2015 and has gone on to stand in 80 First-Grade matches with a total of 131 matches in all grades. Penman has progressed through the CA Umpire pathway officiating at each major underage tournament standing in the Final at each along the way. The 2016/17 season was a busy year for Penman from a representative perspective. Penman was elevated to the NSW State Umpire Panel and made his respective debuts in the WNCL and what was the then Futures League competitions.

Leading into the 2017/18, Penman travelled to Brisbane to complete the invite only CA High Performance Officiating program. In December of that year, Penman made his WBBL debut, then travelled to Melbourne to officiate two matches in the Under 19 One-Day International Series between Australia and Pakistan. Leading into the 2019/20 season, Penman was elevated to the Cricket Australia Supplementary Umpire Panel for the first time and went on to stand in the WNCL Final between New South Wales and Western Australia at North Sydney Oval.

Last season, Penman made his List-A debut in the Marsh One Day Cup match between New South Wales and Victoria at North Sydney Oval. Off the field, Troy's contribution to umpiring extends to his professional life where he is the Executive Officer of the New South Wales Cricket Umpires and Scorers' Association, a role he has held since September 2019. Before then, Penman has worked in the Cricket NSW match officials’ department dating back to 2008.

Penman will be joined on-field by CA National Umpire Panel member Gerard Abood with fellow SUP member David Taylor fulfilling Third Umpire duties. Queensland State Umpire Panellist Steve Farrell is appointed Fourth Umpire with CA National Match Referee Kepler Wessels overseeing proceedings.