Bruce Oxenford

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Bruce Oxenford
Personal information
Full name Bruce Nicholas James Oxenford
Born (1960-03-05) 5 March 1960 (age 54)
Southport, Queensland, Australia
Batting style Right handed
Bowling style Leg spin
Role Umpire
Domestic team information
Years Team
1991–93 Queensland
First-class debut 13 December 1991 Queensland v Victoria
Last First-class 8 January 1993 Queensland v South Australia
Umpiring information
Tests umpired 20 (2010–2014)
ODIs umpired 63 (2008–2014)
T20Is umpired 17 (2006–2014)
FC umpired 69 (2001–present)
LA umpired 83 (2001–present)
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 8
Runs scored 112
Batting average 12.44
100s/50s –/–
Top score 37
Balls bowled 1487
Wickets 18
Bowling average 55.72
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/91
Catches/stumpings 11/–
Source: CricketArchive, 17 June 2013

Bruce Nicholas James Oxenford (born 5 March 1960) is an Australian cricket umpire and a former cricketer. He has been an ICC international umpire since 2008, when he first umpired a One-Day International game, and stood in his first Test match in 2010. On 26 September 2012, he was named to the ICC Elite Umpire Panel, the highest umpiring body in the game of cricket, replacing his fellow Australian Simon Taufel, who retired from the panel to take up a newly created ICC supervisory and training position.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Oxenford played in eight first-class matches for Queensland during the 1991/92 and 1992/93 seasons.[2]

Umpiring career[edit]

Oxenford began umpiring in 1998, and made his first-class umpiring debut in 2001. He was appointed to the 12-man National Umpire Panel in 2003 and in 2007–08 was named as Cricket Australia's ICC International third umpire.[2][3][4]

His first Test match was in December 2010 between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Kandy, Sri Lanka.[2][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Taufel to retire after World Twenty20. ESPNcricinfo (26 September 2012).
  2. ^ a b c "Players – Bruce Oxenford". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Craddock, Robert (12 February 2008). "Ex-players make better umps". Fox Sports. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Cricket Australia 2007–08 Umpire Panels announced. (12 July 2007)
  5. ^ "Bruce Oxenford". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 10 May 2011.