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Tom Brooks stood in the first ODI

Former Australian Test umpire dies

Jul 16, 2007: Tom Brooks, the former New South Wales player and Test umpire, died on Monday aged 88

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Officious officialdom

Aug 22, 2006: The furore which surrounded the activities of the umpires during the Oval Test is not the first time that officials have found themselves in the spotlight. We highlight 11other instances where the umpires rather than the players have taken centre stage

Martin Williamson


The umpire who called time

Jun 3, 2006: Umpires are always under the spotlight and sometimes the pressure gets to them. In the case of Tom Brooks, it happened during an Ashes Test

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