Full name Bruce James Deem
Born February 15, 1958, Bundaberg, Queensland
Current age 58 years 342 days
Major teams Eastern Suburbs, Northern Suburbs (Brisbane), Queensland Colts
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Bruce Deem early cricket was in Bundaberg where he played in Wide Bay primary school and junior teams. His club cricket in Bundaberg was for Past Highs and for Combined Country. In 1980 he moved to Brisbane to play with Eastern Suburbs, playing first grade from 1980-81 to 1983-84, and also appeared for Northern Suburbs. For a short time he played with Frenchville in Rockhampton. He represented each of Queensland Country Colts and Queensland Colts in 1979-80. He commenced umpiring in 2000 and in 2002-03 stood in the two matches between South Queensland and Victoria Institute of Sport and in three matches of the National Country Championships played in Bundaberg in January 2003. He was registrar of the Bundaberg Cricket Association for nine years from 1990-91 and president of the Association from 1999 to 2001. He is the chairman of the National Country Cricket Championships, Bundaberg committee for the season of 2002-03. He was educated at South Bundaberg State School and at Kepnock State High School. He is now the manager of the Medical Benefits Fund in Bundaberg. (Warwick Torrens, Jan 2003)
Some of the reactions on Twitter to Virat Kohli's record-equalling hundred during India's chase in Pune
In the past week, we have seen two shots that left us awestruck: Virat Kohli's jab that sailed over midwicket and Najibullah Zadran's six over the extra-cover boundary despite slipping in the process. Will either of the two top this compilation?
Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and England in Pune
Some of India's finest wins have come with Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni in harness at the crease. At Cuttack they rolled back the years to extraordinary effect
The Twitter world rose up to applaud Yuvraj Singh's hundred, in his second game since being recalled to India's ODI squad
Currently, Ajinkya Rahane doesn't quite have the body of work in ODIs that merit his inclusion. What can he do to press for selection in the Champions Trophy?
His Test stats as batsman and bowler compare favourably with some of the best allrounders, which is why his second-innings dismissal in Wellington is all the more puzzling
The shot Shakib Al Hasan played to be dismissed on day five at Basin Reserve defies explanation. It also prompts a few questions
As batting and bowling in ODIs takes on more of the attacking virtues of T20 cricket, where does the format stand as a product of its own?