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    Really good umpires!

    Just to redress the balance a bit. Not too many to choose from. Dickie Bird wasn't quite as good as legend would have you believe, but wasn't shown up by technology. I still put Simon Taufel at the top of the pile. It was a shame he came and went at such a young age.

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    Taufel, Shepherd, Koertzen are my top picks.
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    "Still waiting for bole trekking Marayyye". Keep Kumar up in the third umpires box please,its hilarious. Him almost screwing up a DRS referral a definite highlight.
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    Was this a good call by the umpire?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CQsFf2DmIQ
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    Not a fan of umpires regulating the spirit of cricket bs instead of the rules during a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Just to redress the balance a bit. Not too many to choose from. Dickie Bird wasn't quite as good as legend would have you believe, but wasn't shown up by technology. I still put Simon Taufel at the top of the pile. It was a shame he came and went at such a young age.
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    Taufel was excellent, I think he is training top level umpires now.

    Among the current lot I really rate Gould, Kettleborough, Dar and Erasmus - no particular order
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    Taufel is the GOAT of umpires. Very level-headed, precise decision maker who was great with the players. Not only was it a shame he retired, but also that the silly neutral umpire rule stopped him officiating WC finals (given Australia always made them) and Ashes series.

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