Steve Davis (umpire)

Steve Davis (umpire)

Infobox cricketer biography
playername = Steve Davis
country = Australia
fullname = Stephen James Davis
living = true
dayofbirth = 9
monthofbirth = 4
yearofbirth = 1952
placeofbirth = London
countryofbirth = England
umpire = true
columns = 0
testsumpired = 9
umptestdebutyr = 1997
umptestlastyr = 2006
odisumpired = 69
umpodidebutyr = 1992
umpodilastyr = present
twenty20sumpired = 3
umptwenty20debutyr = 2007
umptwenty20lastyr = present
date = 19 September
year = 2007
source = CricketArchive

Stephen James Davis, (born 9 April 1952), is a current Australian Test cricket match umpire, from South Australia. He was appointed to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in April 2008 [citeweb|url=|title=Asoka de Silva and Steve Davis promoted to Elite Panel|author=Cricinfo|accessdate=2008-04-23] .

Davis has stood in 9 Test matches. His first match was between Australia and New Zealand at Hobart on 27 November to 1 December 1997, a rain-affected in which the last two New Zealand batsman held on to deny victory to Australia. Matthew Elliott scored a century and Shane Warne took 5 wickets in the second innings. Davis’ partner was Russell Tiffin of Zimbabwe.

Since 2002 both umpires in Test matches have been appointed from non-participating nations, by the International Cricket Council. The most recent two of Davis’ Test matches have been played in New Zealand, and did not involve Australia. His last Test match involving Australia was against New Zealand at Hobart on 22 November to 26 November 2001, a rain-ruined draw, with Australia scoring 411 in a day, with centuries to Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer. Davis suffered a knee injury and was replaced after the second day by local umpire John Smeaton. The other umpire was the West Indian, Steve Bucknor.

Davis has umpired 61 One Day International (ODI) matches between 1992 and March 2006. Altogether, to December 2005, he has umpired 80 first-class matches since 1990.

Davis also officiated in 3 matches in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.Davis has been appointed to stand in 2 tests in the New Zealand v England Test Series

In 2008, Davis was promoted to the ICC Elite Panel

ee also

*Australian Test Cricket Umpires
*List of test umpires


External links

* [ Cricket Archive]
* [ ICC Umpires and Referees]

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