Rod Tucker

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Rod Tucker
Personal information
Full name Rodney James Tucker
Born (1964-08-28) 28 August 1964 (age 54)
Auburn, New South Wales, Australia
Batting Left-handed batsman
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Role All-rounder, umpire
Relations Darren Tucker (brother)
Domestic team information
1986–1988 New South Wales
1988–1999 Tasmania
1999–2000 Canberra
Umpiring information
Tests umpired 63 (2010–2018)
ODIs umpired 77 (2009–2018)
T20Is umpired 35 (2009–2016)
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 103 65
Runs scored 5,076 1,255
Batting average 36.25 24.13
100s/50s 7/28 0/7
Top score 165 85
Balls bowled 10,050 2,492
Wickets 123 69
Bowling average 41.40 28.72
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 4/56 4/30
Catches/stumpings 69/– 20/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 23 September 2018

Rodney James Tucker (born 28 August 1964) is an Australian cricket umpire, member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel and officiates in international Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He was a cricketer who played briefly for New South Wales from 1985/86 to 1987/88, before moving to Tasmania where he played from 1987/88 to 1998/99. He was also vice-captain of Tasmania from 1991/92 until 1995/96. He briefly played as Captain/Coach for the Canberra Comets in the 1999/00 season before retiring from cricket as a player.

Playing career[edit]

A left-handed batsman, Tucker scored 5,076 first-class runs at an average of 36.25, and took 123 first class wickets at an average of 41.40, bowling right arm medium. He played in Tasmania's sides that were runners-up in the Sheffield Shield in 1993–94 and 1997–98.

Umpiring career[edit]

After his playing career, Tucker took to umpiring. He was appointed to the ICC International Panel of Umpires[1] in 2008 and was quickly promoted to the ICC Elite Umpire Panel in 2010. He was selected as one of the twenty umpires to stand in matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[2] Tucker stood in the 1st semi-final of the tournament played between South Africa and New Zealand on 24 March 2015 at Auckland. He stood in the final of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.[3] On 2 January 2017, he stood in his 50th Test, when umpiring the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Newlands Cricket Ground.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tucker elevated to Australia's international panel". Cricinfo. 2008-06-03. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  2. ^ "ICC announces match officials for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015". ICC Cricket. 2 December 2014. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "World T20, Final: England v West Indies at Kolkata, Apr 3, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Umpire Rod Tucker reaches half-century of Test matches". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 

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Preceded by
Dirk Wellham
Tasmanian First-class cricket captains
Succeeded by
Jamie Cox
Preceded by
Dirk Wellham
Tasmanian One-day cricket captains
Succeeded by
Jamie Cox