Archive for the 'Cricket Umpiring' Category

Howzat?

Howzat? A phrase/word/exclamation that most Cricket Umpires will be familiar with. The Laws of Cricket specify that an appeal is “How’s that?”, but most Umpires are now used to a guttural “ahhh” that may last for several seconds. Umpires are not permitted to give a batsman out unless there is an appeal, even though they […]

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Cricket Round 6

Another one-day game, this time between two evenly matched sides. Today I felt good, I had a day off from Umpiring on Friday and I now feel refreshed, even though my feet still feel a little sore. Maybe it’s true that “practice makes perfect”, as I saw and heard every snick, was is no doubt […]

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A Week of Cricket

Excuse me for not posting earlier, but I have just spent 6 days straight umpiring Cricket and I have not had any time to do anything else but umpire and sleep. Cricket Round 5 – Day 2 Day 2 was much nicer, climate-wise, than day 1. The pitch was a batsman’s paradise and with the […]

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Cricket Round 5 – Day 1

Well, it didn’t rain!  It was 30° and 98% humidity.  The outfield was what might be called “soft”, and the pitch was hard and flat.  With the heat and humidity, drinks were paramount.  Unfortunately, the more drinks breaks you have the slower and longer the game goes.  With all the drinks breaks, a change of […]

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The Ashes – First Shots In A Great Series

I was just having some “quiet time” at my local with a neighbour of mine, who happens to be of New Zealand origin. We were watching Cricket on the big screen (yes I know, when I am not umpiring, I watch cricket – I should get a life). During the luncheon interval, they replayed an […]

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