Marais Erasmus

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Marais Erasmus
Personal information
Full name Marais Erasmus
Born (1964-02-27) 27 February 1964 (age 53)
George, Cape Province, South Africa
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role All-rounder, Umpire
Domestic team information
Years Team
1988/89–1996/97 Boland
First-class debut 8 December 1988 Boland v South African Defence Force
Last First-class 12 December 1996 Boland v Natal
List A debut 24 October 1989 Boland v Border
Last List A 25 October 1996 Boland v Western Province
Umpiring information
Tests umpired 43 (2010–2017)
ODIs umpired 67 (2007–2016)
T20Is umpired 26 (2006–2016)
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 53 54
Runs scored 1,913 322
Batting average 29.43 10.38
100s/50s 1/7 0/1
Top score 103* 55
Balls bowled 8,402 2,650
Wickets 131 48
Bowling average 28.18 37.06
5 wickets in innings 7 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 6-22 3-25
Catches/stumpings 35/— 16/—
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 25 March 2017

Marais Erasmus (born 27 February 1964) is a South African former first-class cricketer who is currently serving as an international cricket umpire. He is a member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and stands in matches of all three formats of international cricketTest matches, One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

Erasmus played first-class cricket for Boland cricket team from 1988/89 to 1996/97 as a fast-medium bowler and useful lower-order batsman.[3] His highest score of 103 not out came while batting at number seven in the second innings (after 51 not out in the first innings) against the visiting Warwickshire cricket team in the 1991/92 season.[4] His best bowling figures of 6–22 came against the touring New Zealand cricket team in the 1994/95 season, in a match that had to be abandoned early on the second day due to the dangerous pitch at Boland Bank Park.[5]

Umpiring career[edit]

Erasmus began umpiring in first-class cricket in South Africa in the 2002/03 season.[6] He stood in his first International match when he made his T20I umpiring debut in the match between South Africa and Australia at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on 24 February 2006.[7] He made his debut as an umpire in ODIs when he stood in the match between Kenya and Canada at the Gymkhana Club Ground in Nairobi on 18 October 2007.[8]

Erasmus was appointed to the International Panel of ICC Umpires as an on-field umpire in 2008[9] and was subsequently promoted to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in 2010.[10] He made his Test umpiring debut when he stood in the match between Bangladesh and India at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong from 17–21 January 2010.[11]

Erasmus was a part of the panel of eighteen umpires selected to stand in matches during the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.[12] He made his umpiring debut in the World Cup when he stood in the match between Kenya and New Zealand at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 20 February 2011.[13] Erasmus went on to stand in the quarter-final between hosts India and Australia at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad on 24 March 2011.[14]

Erasmus was included in the panel of twenty umpires selected for officiating in matches during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand.[15] He stood in the opening match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on 14 February 2015.[16] He went on to stand in the quarter-final between hosts Australia and Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on 20 March 2015.[17]

Erasmus won the David Shepherd Trophy for the ICC Umpire of the Year 2016.[18] He is the fifth umpire and the first South African to win the award in its 13 years history.[19]

Umpiring statistics[edit]

As of 25 March 2017:[20]

First Latest Total
Tests  Bangladesh v  India at Chittagong, January 2010  India v  Australia at Dharamsala, March 2017 43
ODIs  Kenya v  Canada at Nairobi (Gym), October 2007  Sri Lanka v  West Indies at Harare, November 2016 67
T20Is  South Africa v  Australia at Johannesburg, February 2006  India v  Australia at Mohali, March 2016 26

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires". ICC Cricket. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "ICC announces unchanged umpiring panel for 2016-2017 season". ICC Cricket. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Player profile: Marais Erasmus from South Africa". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Boland v Warwickshire at Brackenfell, Warwickshire in South Africa 1991/92". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Boland v New Zealanders at Paarl, New Zealand in South Africa 1994/95". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Marais Erasmus As Umpire In First-Class Matches (98)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Australia tour of South Africa, Only T20I: South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2006". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Canada tour of Kenya and Namibia, 1st ODI: Kenya v Canada at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 18, 2007". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "South African umpires: Marais Erasmus makes ICC's International Panel". ESPN Sports Media. 4 August 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  10. ^ "ICC news: Umpire Rudi Koertzen set to retire". ESPN Sports Media. 4 June 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "India tour of Bangladesh, 1st Test: Bangladesh v India at Chittagong, Jan 17-21, 2010". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Match officials announced for ICC Cricket World Cup 2011". ICC Cricket. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2nd Match, Group A: Kenya v New Zealand at Chennai, Feb 20, 2011". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2nd Quarter-Final: India v Australia at Ahmedabad, Mar 24, 2011". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  15. ^ "ICC announces match officials for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015". ICC Cricket. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 1st Match, Pool A: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Feb 14, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  17. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 3rd Quarter-Final: Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide, Mar 20, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "Marais Erasmus wins David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year". ICC Cricket. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  19. ^ "Cricket South Africa congratulate Quinton de Kock, Marais Erasmus on winning ICC awards". Firstpost. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  20. ^ "Marais Erasmus | South Africa Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 

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