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Full name Anthony Ronald Crafter
Born December 5, 1940, Mount Barker, South Australia
Current age 73 years 291 days
|Test debut||Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 10-14, 1979 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v India at Perth, Feb 1-5, 1992 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 13, 1979 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 18, 1992 scorecard|
When Tony Crafter retired after the 1992 Sheffield Shield final, he held the Australia record for umpiring in the most Tests (33). He first match was the Ashes Test at the SCG in 1978-79, his last against India at perth in 1991-92. He also stood in 84 ODIs over the same period. After retiring he became the Australian umpires' manager and also did work for the ICC.
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