Bruce Oxenford

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Bruce Oxenford
Personal information
Full name Bruce Nicholas James Oxenford
Born (1960-03-05) 5 March 1960 (age 57)
Southport, Queensland, Australia
Batting Right handed batsman
Bowling Leg break and googly
Role Bowler, Umpire
Domestic team information
Years Team
1991/92–1992/93 Queensland
First-class debut 13 December 1991 Queensland v Victoria
Last First-class 8 January 1993 Queensland v South Australia
Umpiring information
Tests umpired 45 (2010–2017)
ODIs umpired 82 (2008–2017)
T20Is umpired 20 (2006–2016)
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 8
Runs scored 112
Batting average 12.44
100s/50s 0/0
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, 6 October 2017

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 an ODI match. He went on to stand in his first Test match in 2010. On 26 September 2012, he was promoted 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 went on to make his first-class umpiring debut in 2001. He was appointed to Cricket Australia's 12-man National Umpire Panel in 2003 and in 2007–08 was appointed to ICC International Panel of Umpires in the third umpire category.[2][3][4]

His first Test match was in December 2010 between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Pallekele.[2][5] He was elevated to the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires in 2012. He was selected as one of the twenty umpires to stand in matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[6]

Umpiring statistics[edit]

As of 6 October 2017:

First Latest Total
Tests  Sri Lanka v  West Indies at Pallekele, December 2010  South Africa v  Bangladesh at Bloemfontein, October 2017 45
ODIs  India v  Sri Lanka at Canberra, February 2008  Sri Lanka v  Pakistan at Cardiff, June 2017 82
T20Is  Australia v  South Africa at Brisbane, January 2006  Afghanistan v  West Indies at Nagpur, March 2016 20

See also[edit]

References[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. cricketworld.com (12 July 2007)
  5. ^ "Bruce Oxenford". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 10 May 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "ICC announces match officials for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015". ICC Cricket. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015.