John Payne (umpire)

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John William Payne (1844 – 12 May 1928 at Glebe Point New South Wales) was a Test match umpire. He officiated in one match between Australia and England in Sydney on 20 February 1885 to 24 February 1885, won by Australia by only six runs thanks to an 80 run tenth wicket partnership, and a 10 wicket bag by Fred Spofforth. Payne's colleague was Ted Elliott. Payne had played for the XXII of New South Wales against the visiting English team under George Parr in 1863/64.

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  • Pollard, Jack, "Australian Cricket: 1803-1893, The Formative Years". Sydney, The Book Company, 1995. (ISBN 0-207-15490-2)
  • Wisden obituary