Ian Gould

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Ian Gould
Personal information
Full name Ian James Gould
Born (1957-08-19) 19 August 1957 (age 58)
Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England
Nickname Gunner
Batting style Left-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 69) 15 January 1983 v New Zealand
Last ODI 22 June 1983 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
1975–1980, 1996 Middlesex
1981–1990 Sussex
1980 Auckland
Umpiring information
Tests umpired 45 (2008–2015)
ODIs umpired 109 (2006–2015)
T20Is umpired 29 (2006–2014)
Career statistics
Competition ODIs FC LA
Matches 18 298 315
Runs scored 155 8756 4377
Batting average 12.91 26.05 19.11
100s/50s 0/0 4/47 0/20
Top score 42 128 88
Balls bowled 478 20
Wickets 7 1
Bowling average 52.14 16.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/10 1/0
Catches/stumpings 15/3 536/67 242/37
Source: Cricinfo, 22 December 2013

Ian James Gould (born 19 August 1957) is an ICC Elite Panel cricket umpire and a former English cricketer. He is also chairman of English football club Burnham FC.


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.[1] He was selected as one of the twenty umpires to stand in matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[2] He stood in his 100th ODI match during the World Cup, for the Australia vs. Sri Lanka game in Pool A.[3]

International umpiring statistics[edit]

As of 28 February 2015:

First Latest Total
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  Bangladesh v  India at Melbourne, Mar 2015 100
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".[4] 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gould and Hill join ICC Elite
  2. ^ "ICC announces match officials for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015". ICC Cricket. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ian Gould officiates his 100th ODI in Australia-Sri Lanka match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015". Cricket Country. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Cricket World. "Umpire Gould Appointed Chairman of Football Club". Retrieved 6 February 2010. [dead link]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
John Barclay
Sussex county cricket captain
Succeeded by
Paul Parker