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    His cricket and professional careers ended when he was convicted in August 1999 of 15 separate counts of sexual assault against nine schoolgirls of ages 10-12 while teaching at a Catholic primary school between 1981 and 1982.[2][3][4] He was sentenced to four years jail with a two-year minimum, and was released on parole in May 2002.[2]

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    Bucknor, Bowden etc were umpires who were good when they first came in and stayed good for few years before becoming shockingly bad and getting worse for a very long time. Did not help that both bought into their own hype as well and started behaving like prima donnas when no one gave a **** about their antics.
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    Randall. **** has given me out lbw after smashing it, failed to give massive edges caught behind and is just hopeless in general. He had to go off the field one year when it got over 35C (he's not even that old).

    Great bloke but shocking umpire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    His cricket and professional careers ended when he was convicted in August 1999 of 15 separate counts of sexual assault against nine schoolgirls of ages 10-12 while teaching at a Catholic primary school between 1981 and 1982.[2][3][4] He was sentenced to four years jail with a two-year minimum, and was released on parole in May 2002.[2]

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    It is, isn't it?
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    Look TJB, umm, I know our view of people is often understandably influenced largely by our own experiences of them, but he is a convicted *** offender. I sort of think that DQs him from good bloke qualification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    His cricket and professional careers ended when he was convicted in August 1999 of 15 separate counts of sexual assault against nine schoolgirls of ages 10-12 while teaching at a Catholic primary school between 1981 and 1982.[2][3][4] He was sentenced to four years jail with a two-year minimum, and was released on parole in May 2002.[2]

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    4 years jail?

    What

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    The worst umpire who wasn't a cheat was the late Rex Whitehead. In the 82/83 Ashes Series where there were over 50 glaring errors he was still a gold medallist. One caught behind of David Gower's hip defied even Darwin's theory of evolution.

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    Kiser Hayat - mentioned earlier, was - shall we say - selective in his decision making. Another Pakistani, Shakeel Khan I think his name was, in the 80s seemed quite creative when the mood suited.

    I recall Alex Stewart being given LBW by a 'home' umpire in Sri Lanka when Jayasuryia was bowling over the wicket, and quite wide out. The ball pitched at least a foot outside of leg stump and likely wouldn't have hit them anyway.

    Steve Bucknor was actually an excellent umpire until the final couple of years of his career when his standards slipped. The same was also true of David Shepherd - the best umpire I have seen.

    I have been told by someone in the know that Billy Bowden wasn't rated at all by the players - Australia often tried to get him bumped from their games, and sometimes succeeded. Of the recent ones he's the least impressive. Too many times I couldn't see what he was thinking.

    Of course, many are happy to throw out the glib term 'shocker' for a decision where the umpire has made a slight error, shown up by myriad camera angles and fairly accurate technology. These people have never done any worthwhile umpiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biryani Pillow View Post

    I recall Alex Stewart being given LBW by a 'home' umpire in Sri Lanka when Jayasuryia was bowling over the wicket, and quite wide out. The ball pitched at least a foot outside of leg stump and likely wouldn't have hit them anyway.

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    I remember that match. The umpiring was so bad you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel. It ended up working in England's favour though as BC Cooray in the second Test refused to give any English batsman out. Nasser Hussain had at least four innings (to be fair to him he'd been sawn off several times in Pakistan and Sri Lanka that winter) in making a century. He even gave Hick Not Out from a straight forward caught and bowled off Murali.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biryani Pillow View Post
    Kiser Hayat - mentioned earlier, was - shall we say - selective in his decision making. Another Pakistani, Shakeel Khan I think his name was, in the 80s seemed quite creative when the mood suited.

    I recall Alex Stewart being given LBW by a 'home' umpire in Sri Lanka when Jayasuryia was bowling over the wicket, and quite wide out. The ball pitched at least a foot outside of leg stump and likely wouldn't have hit them anyway.

    Steve Bucknor was actually an excellent umpire until the final couple of years of his career when his standards slipped. The same was also true of David Shepherd - the best umpire I have seen.

    I have been told by someone in the know that Billy Bowden wasn't rated at all by the players - Australia often tried to get him bumped from their games, and sometimes succeeded. Of the recent ones he's the least impressive. Too many times I couldn't see what he was thinking.

    Of course, many are happy to throw out the glib term 'shocker' for a decision where the umpire has made a slight error, shown up by myriad camera angles and fairly accurate technology. These people have never done any worthwhile umpiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biryani Pillow View Post
    Steve Bucknor was actually an excellent umpire until the final couple of years of his career when his standards slipped. The same was also true of David Shepherd - the best umpire I have seen.
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    I suppose he was "excellent" back in 1994 when he had no idea how many overs were left and allowed Australia's batsmen to shake the England fielders' hands and almost walk all the way to the pavilion before realising he ****ed up and told them to play another over?
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    with regards to that earlier premadonna comment, its obvious that Billy was an attention seeker but Bucknor? He seemed like the chillest dude ever, despite maybe being a crap umpire. Loved his style and deamanour. It seemed natural and the way he gave batsmen out was very clear, smooth and simple

    Bowden was cringe city, jesus christ i hate that man.


    also Rudi's slow finger always made me roll my eyes. Nobody watches cricket for your melodrama mate



    as for hte worst umpire ever, this bloke

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    The first appeal...it appeared as if the ball may be doing too much, and perhaps missing or clipping leg-stump. But the second one was absolutely plumb.

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