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Full name Edgar Frederick Wykes
Born April 28, 1921, Northampton, England
Died November 22, 2008 (aged 87 years 208 days)
|Only Test||Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 30-Dec 5, 1962 scorecard|
Ted Wykes umpired 85 matches in first-class cricket in Australia between 1956-57 and 1971-72, officiating in his only Test at Brisbane when he stood in the first Ashes of 1962-63. He remained involved after retiring, as president of the NSW Cricket Umpires' Association from 1967 to 1989, and he also stood was a match referee in three ODIs in 1991-92. He received an Order of Australia medal for his services to cricket in 1980, and became a Life Member of the NSW Cricket Association in 1982.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.