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    ITT - We talk about the umpires we have met and their personalities

    So I was at the Gabba, near the player walkway to the ground, and after the day's play me and my mate managed to get Rudi Koertzen to come over and talk to us exclusively!! I am not kidding, me and my mate were talking to Rudi about the weather etc.(not the weather but you get the idea)

    So my mate asks him "Hows Warnie bowling?" And Rudi starts going on about how amazing it is to stand 2 feet away from him when hes bowling.


    He then signed my mate's mini cricket bat, and started heading for the walkway to the dressing rooms when 2 drunken yobbos start calling his name, he basically looked at them and kept walking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond21 View Post
    He then signed my mate's mini cricket bat, and started heading for the walkway to the dressing rooms when 2 drunken yobbos start calling his name, he basically looked at them and kept walking.
    Ahh, so he only talks to littles kiddies.

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    Inappropriate time for a naughty smiley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds View Post
    Inappropriate time for a naughty smiley?
    or a rudi smiley?


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    Quote Originally Posted by steds View Post
    Inappropriate time for a naughty smiley?
    The more inappropriate the better, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post
    Ahh, so he only talks to littles kiddies.
    only ones that are truly special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    The more inappropriate the better, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Sheeysh, and you're a Mod too. Can't remember whether you were at the time of that post, and very possibly the answer is "no", but advertising it nonetheless. Bravery.
    He wasn't. Sheeysh, keep up, Dick Dick.

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    Because he is the most likely International umpire I am ever going to meet is Subhash Modi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
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    Met Billy Bowden while doing a story on an arthritis appeal - nice enough bloke, but it was hard to shut him up. Made me appreciate more about his issues - at age 20, he could barely get out of bed because of his rheumatoid arthritis.

    I know another first-class umpire in NZ reasonably well but I don't see a need to name him.

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    Had Darryl Harper as an umpire many times. Couldn't get an LBW off him no matter how loud I shouted. Was always so clipped about it too; none of this waiting until I was done appealing, if I even so much as thought of appealing, I'd get a quick "Not out" and he'd turn his head. No emotion whatsoever. Well, other than the time I went up for one and he just started laughing for a full 5 seconds before saying "Not even close."

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    Met Venkat.. Very easy guy to talk to although he was in a bit of a hurry when I did meet him (was at a temple)..


    Also managed a small chat with Darryl Harper during one of those rain affected games in Chennai in 2005. Seemed a pretty friendly sort of bloke.
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