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Ten members of the State & Territory Umpire Panels from across the country have been battling the hot conditions to officiate in the Under 19 Male National Championships in Perth.

Ten members of the State & Territory Umpire Panels from across the country have been battling the hot conditions to officiate in the Under 19 Male National Championships in Perth. 

Selected from the Cricket Australia Umpiring pathway, these umpires have progressed through the National Championships pathway and to date display all the attributes to umpire at the next level.

Seven states are represented across the umpire panel which is a testament to the terrific work each of the State & Territory Umpiring Departments are doing in continuing to raise the level of officiating across the country. 

An inclusion to this year’s tournament is John Ward, who is in his 14th season on the Cricket Australia National Umpire Panel. Ward is mentoring and assisting the umpires throughout the Championships on field as well as being a sounding board for the umpires off the field, ensuring he passes on his knowledge to the next crop of umpires. Ward has previously fulfilled the role of National Championships mentor when he travelled to Queensland in 2017 to officiate in the Under 17 Male National Championships.

Ward is one of twelve members on the Cricket Australia National Umpire Panel and will be heading straight to Brisbane following the conclusion of the Championships in preparation for the upcoming KFC BBL|09 Season. 

The umpires of the Championships are being supported by five match referees including National Match Referee Panel member Steve Bernard and former ICC Elite Panel umpire Steve Davis. Rounding out the five are; Kent Hannam, Terry Prue and Kepler Wessels who are all on the Cricket Australia Supplementary Match Referee Panel.

The Match Officials for the Under 19 Male National Championships in Perth are listed below:

UMPIRES
 

Daryl Brigham | VIC
Drew Crozier |ACT
Stephen Dionysius | QLD
Berend du Plessis | NSW
Steven Farrell | QLD
Sharad Patel| NSW
Muhammad Qureshi | TAS
Eloise Sheridan | SA
Trent Steenholdt | WA
John Ward | CA NUP 

MATCH REFEREES

Steve Davis
Steve Bernard
Kent Hannam
Terry Prue
Kepler Wessels