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Nigel Plews      

Full name Nigel Trevor Plews

Born September 5, 1934, Nottingham

Died October 19, 2008 (aged 74 years 44 days)

Nickname Plod, Sarge

Other Umpire

Height 6 ft 6 in

Education Mundella Grammar School, Nottingham

Nigel Trevor Plews
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 30-Jul 5, 1988 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Sep 15-19, 1995 scorecard
Test matches 11
Test statistics
ODI debut England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 18, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Manchester, Aug 29, 1996 scorecard
ODI matches 16
ODI statistics
Profile

Nigel Plews was an English rarity - an umpire who had never played first-class cricket - and he was only the fourth Englishman to stand in a post-war Test who had no first-class experience. And, as almost every article on him mentioned, probably the only official who was a former fraud squad detective with Nottingham City police. He had played and officiated in club cricket in Nottingham when he was elevated to the first-class panel in 1982. A giant of a man - he was 6'6" - he stood in 11 Tests, making his international debut at Trent Bridge in 1988, and 16 ODIs. After retiring he continued to advise the ECB and MCC on the laws.

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