Kathy Cross

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Kathy Cross
Personal information
Born (1957-07-28) 28 July 1957 (age 59)
Taumarunui, King Country, New Zealand
Role Wicketkeeper, Umpire
Umpiring information
LA umpired 5 (2004–2007)
T20 umpired 1 (2007–2007)
Source: Cricket Archive, 28 February 2013

Kathleen "Kathy" Cross (born 28 June 1957) is a New Zealand cricket umpire.


Cross was born in Taumarunui in the west of the North Island of New Zealand. She is a member of the Ngāti Maniapoto iwi.[1][2]

Umpiring career[edit]

After giving up playing, Cross began umpiring cricket during the 1998/99 cricket season.[3]

Cross was the New Zealand representative for the 2000 Women's Cricket World Cup.[2]

In 2002 she became the first woman to be selected in a Test match umpiring team when she was named as fourth umpire for a match between New Zealand and England in Wellington.[4]

Cross is now the 'first woman' to be selected to the ICC Associate and Affiliate panel of international umpires.[5]


  1. ^ "Kathy Cross". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b McConnell, Lynn (5 September 2000). "Wellington woman to umpire in Women's World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kathy Cross - Wellington Umpire" (PDF). Cricket Wellington Annual Report 2011-12. Cricket Wellington. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Stern, John (23 March 2002). "Woman on the verge of history". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kathy Cross first woman umpire on ICC panel". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 March 2015.