Thursday, October 29, 2009

Umpire David Shepherd dead

Former International Umpire David Shepherd died after a long battle with cancer. He was 68. Shepherd is regarded as one of the best umpires, stood in 92 Test Matches, 172 ODI’s and three consecutive World Cup finals.

Shepherd will be remembered for his superstitious habit of standing on one leg when the score reached ‘Nelson’, the number 111, thought to be unlucky.

Shepherd was a first-class cricketer. He played 282 first class matches for Gloucestershire in his 14 year cricketing career.

He will be fondly remembered by players, spectators and even the administrators. He is said to be one of the best umpires of the cricketing world. The world will always remember him for his wonderful contribution to the game.

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