Cricket Umpires Australia
|Occupation||Travel Agency Owner|
|Favourite cricketer growing up||Rick McCosker|
|One word to describe you||Deliberate|
|Favourite sporting team||Brisbane Broncos|
|Which cricket club did you play for||Ashgrove CC, Brisbane Queensland|
|First ever job||Delivering milk after school|
|Who would play you in a movie||Tom Hanks or Hugh Grant|
|Favourite holiday destination||Cruising the Mediterranean|
|Which sporting event in the world would you love to attend||Wimbledon, US Masters (golf), England V Australia Test match at Lords|
|Favourite food||Lamb chops|
|Which talent do you wish you had||To speak another (or several) language(s)|
|What's the best advice you've received||Treat others how you would want to be treated and be kind, courteous and respectful.|
|If you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be||Neil Armstrong – Courageous and brave
John Howard – Resilient (once had an approval rating of 18% as opposition leader yet became 2nd longest serving PM)
Nelson Mandela – Mental toughness
Why did you choose umpiring?
To maintain an active role in the sport
Who has had the most influence on your umpiring career?
Describe your memories from your First Class debut
Calm…..had a brilliant partner in Simon Fry.
Had appeals on first ball of my 1st and 2nd over of the match.
Which is your favourite cricket ground to umpire at and why
Adelaide Oval. Love the way they have modernised it yet have kept and preserved the old world charm and elegance, and view of the iconic cathedral.
What's the strangest thing you've seen happen on field
Still to happen
Greatest cricket moment you've seen on field
Seeing Australia beat England by 45 runs in the 1977 Centenary Test at the MCG…….the exact same score from the game in 1877
If you could invent a new rule for the game, what would it be
Double play…..the ability to dismiss a batsmen via run out only upon the dismissal of the other batsmen. Would be great for TV.
Why should people get involved in umpiring?
Best seat in the house.
What advice would you give to aspiring umpires?
Be patient and don’t pretend to be someone you are not…….you will get found out in the end.