|Full name||Ian James Gould|
19 August 1957 |
Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England
|ODI debut (cap 69)||15 January 1983 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||22 June 1983 v India|
|Domestic team information|
|Tests umpired||43 (2008–2014)|
|ODIs umpired||99 (2006–2015)|
|T20Is umpired||29 (2006–2014)|
|Source: Cricinfo, 22 December 2013|
Gould represented Middlesex (1975–1980 and 1996), Sussex (1981–1991) and Auckland in 1979/80 as a left-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper. He captained Sussex in 1987. He returned to Middlesex as a county coach between 1991 and 2000.
Gould toured the West Indies with the England Young Cricketers in 1976. He played 18 One Day Internationals for England in 1983 including that year's World Cup as a wicketkeeper/batsman. Wicket keeper Bob Taylor represented England in Test matches during 1983.
Gould also played cricket in Devon, where he represented Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth but struggled to find form on the slower wickets in the South West.
Elsewhere, his son Michael Gould has played cricket for Sussex Second XI.
As an Umpire, Gould was appointed to stand in 3 matches of the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean. He umpired his first Test match – South Africa v Bangladesh at Bloemfontein, 19–22 Nov 2008. Gould was promoted to the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires in 2009. He was selected as one of the twenty umpires to stand in matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
International umpiring statistics
As of 28 February 2015:
|Tests||South Africa v Bangladesh at Bloemfontein, Nov 2008||Australia v India at Brisbane, Dec 2014||43|
|ODIs||England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Jun 2006||South Africa v West Indies at Sydney, Feb 2015||99|
|T20Is||England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 2006||England v India at Birmingham, Sep 2014||29|
Gould played football as a goalkeeper representing Slough Town and Arsenal, thus earning himself the nickname "Gunner". Gould's passion for football was reaffirmed in July 2009 when he took over as chairman of Southern Football League club Burnham FC. In a press briefing, Gould confirmed to reporters that he was in it for the long haul, with the objective of pushing the Club towards Conference League football. More importantly, Gould is intent on developing the corporate side of the Burnham brand and conference centre facilities.
- Gould and Hill join ICC Elite
- "ICC announces match officials for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015". ICC Cricket. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- Cricket World. "Umpire Gould Appointed Chairman of Football Club". Retrieved 6 February 2010.[dead link]
|Sussex county cricket captain