Steve Davis (umpire)

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Steve Davis
Personal information
Full name Stephen James Davis
Born (1952-04-09) 9 April 1952 (age 63)
London, England
Umpiring information
Tests umpired 57 (1997–2015)
ODIs umpired 135 (1992–2015)
T20Is umpired 26 (2007–2014)
FC umpired 129 (1990–present)
LA umpired 176 (1991–present)
T20 umpired 35 (2007–present)
Source: CricketArchive, 19 December 2013

Stephen James Davis (born 9 April 1952) is a current Australian Test cricket match umpire, from South Australia. He was appointed to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in April 2008.[1]

Umpiring career[edit]

Davis' first Test match was between Australia and New Zealand at Hobart on 27 November to 1 December 1997, a rain-affected match in which the last two New Zealand batsman held on to deny victory to Australia.

Since 2002 both umpires in Test matches have been appointed from non-participating nations, by the International Cricket Council. This resulted in his last Test match involving Australia to be against New Zealand at Hobart on 22 November to 26 November 2001, a rain-affected draw. Davis suffered a knee injury and was replaced after the second day by local umpire John Smeaton.

Davis officiated in 3 matches in the 2007 Cricket World Cup, which led to his promotion to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in 2008.

On 3 March 2009, Davis was one of the officials caught in the attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team by terrorists in Lahore, Pakistan. In the aftermath, he and his colleagues, Simon Taufel and Chris Broad, were critical of the Pakistan security forces' response to the incident.[2]

On 9 March 2011 Davis umpired his 100th one day international when standing at the World Cup group game between India and Netherlands at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.

He was selected as one of the twenty umpires to stand in matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[3]

International umpiring statistics[edit]

As of 18 December 2013:

First Latest Total
Tests  Australia v  New Zealand at Hobart, November 1997  South Africa v  India at Johannesburg, December 2013 49
ODIs  Pakistan v  West Indies at Adelaide, December 1992  Pakistan v  West Indies at The Oval, June 2013 122
T20Is  Pakistan v  Scotland at Durban, September 2007    Nepal v  Hong Kong at Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium, November 2013 20

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