Fred Goodall

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Frederick Robert Goodall ONZM ED (born 9 January 1938) is a former New Zealand international cricket umpire who officiated in 24 Tests and 15 one-day internationals between 1965 and 1988.[1] His debut as One Day International umpire was at Christchurch in February 1973, in the first one-day cricket match played in New Zealand; he made his Test debut eight years earlier, also in Christchurch.

During the Second Test between New Zealand and West Indies at Christchurch's Lancaster Park in February 1980, the West Indies considered his umpiring so poor that they refused to emerge from their dressing room after the tea break on Day 3 unless Goodall was immediately replaced. After 11 minutes, they were persuaded to resume. Colin Croft collided with Goodall at the end of his bowling run-up during the fourth day's play.[2] West Indies captain Clive Lloyd later regretted not taking a firmer line with his players.[3]

Goodall continued officiating in Tests and one-day matches after the infamous Christchurch incident. His last match as umpire was a One Day International at Napier in March 1988.

In the 1999 New Year Honours, Goodall was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to sport.[4]

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  1. ^ "Fred Goodall". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  2. ^ The West Indians in New Zealand, 1979-80, Wisden, 1981; What's going on? Goodall has some news for Gavaskar,, 31 July 2003; Shoulder barges and flying stumps,, 18 February 2006; Scorecard
  3. ^ Lister, Simon (April 2006). "Ding-dong in Dunedin". Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "New Year Honours List 1999". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 1998. Retrieved 6 January 2013.