Steve Davis (umpire)
|Full name||Stephen James Davis|
9 April 1952 |
|Tests umpired||49 (1997–present)|
|ODIs umpired||122 (1992–present)|
|T20Is umpired||20 (2007–present)|
|FC umpired||129 (1990–present)|
|LA umpired||176 (1991–present)|
|T20 umpired||35 (2007–present)|
|Source: CricketArchive, 19 December 2013|
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.
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.
International Umpiring Statistics
As of 18 December 2013:
|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|
- Cricinfo. "Asoka de Silva and Steve Davis promoted to Elite Panel". Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- Cricinfo. "Umpires stunned, upset and relieved after Pakistan ordeal". Retrieved 2010-02-06.
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