Full name Colin Hoy
Born May 9, 1922, Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland
Died March 24, 1999, Brisbane, Queensland (aged 76 years 319 days)
|Test debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 26-Dec 1, 1954 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Feb 10-15, 1961 scorecard|
Col Hoy umpired nine Tests in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s, including the most famous of them. After Joe Solomon hit the stumps at Brisbane in 1960-61, Hoy gave Ian Meckiff run out to record the first tie in Test history. West Indian captain Frank Worrell said he would be happy to have the same umpires - Hoy and Colin Egar - again; and he did, in all five Tests. However, Hoy retired from umpiring after that season and concentrated on business and playing grade cricket in Brisbane. He made a brief comeback as an umpire during World Series Cricket.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
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