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Ray Julian      

Full name Raymond Julian

Born August 23, 1936, Cosby, Leicestershire

Current age 78 years 344 days

Major teams Leicestershire

Nickname Julie

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Umpire

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education Wigston Secondary Modern

Raymond Julian
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 192 288 23 2581 51 9.73 0 381 40
List A 3 3 0 6 4 2.00 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 192 - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1953 - 1971
List A span 1963 - 1965
Umpiring statistics
ODI debut England v India at The Oval, May 23-24, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Bristol, Jun 10, 2001 scorecard
ODI matches 6
ODI statistics
Profile

Ray Julian was a wicketkeeper with little batting ability who made his county debut in 1953 aged 16 - the youngest keeper in the history of the Championship - but absences on National Service (during which time he played for the Army) meant that he did not secure a regular place until 1959. He was a mainstay of the side until 1965 but only played occasionally thereafter. In 1972 he became a first-class umpire and he remained on the list until his retirement at the end of 2001. He was a popular figure, largely because of his good-natured approach, and The Times commented on his "rapid and authoritative raising of the finger accompanied by a gleeful smile in appreciation of the bowler's art." At the time of his first match - on a cold April day at fenners - his colleague, Jack Crapp, told him: "This may seem a summer job, lad, but always pack a scarf, some mittens, and long johns." He was third umpire in six Tests and officiated in six ODIs.
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Eng Acad Wmn v Aus Women at Loughborough - Aug 1-2
Eng Acad Wmn 279/9d Aus Women 89/3 (31.3 ov)
Group A: Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 2
Durham 47/1 (12/43 ov)
Group B: Essex v Notts at Chelmsford - Aug 2
Essex 149/3 (33.3/50 ov)
Group B: Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff - Aug 2
Glamorgan 95/4 (28.1/50 ov)
Group A: Gloucs v Somerset at Bristol - Aug 2
Somerset 97/6 (26.5/50 ov)
Group B: Kent v Sussex at Canterbury - Aug 2
Sussex 100/7 (30.1/50 ov)
Group B: Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester - Aug 2
Lancashire 142/2 (27.5/50 ov)
Group A: Surrey v Derbyshire at Guildford - Aug 2
Surrey 206/1 (33.2/50 ov)
Group A: Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 2
Northants 107/8 (29.1/50 ov)
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