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English Umpire Stands in World Cup Final

19th December 2012

Although the England blind cricket team were knocked out in the World Cup semi finals there was English representation in the final, BCEW umpire Paul Richardson along with Australian counterpart Michael Clemence officiated the tournament decider.

Richardson only joined the BCEW umpires panel at the start of 2011, but a string of impressive performances saw him appointed to stand in the 2012 Blind Cricket Ashes. He performed well in his first international series & was subsequently appointed as England’s umpiring representative for the world cup.

Nick Cousins, Senior Executive Officer of ECB ACO said: “ECB ACO is absolutely delighted that Paul Richardson was appointed as one of the on field umpires in the World Cup Final.

We offer Paul our heartiest congratulations and note with pride that the appointment was made following a series of excellent performances from Paul in the pool games and in the semi-final.”