Col Egar      

Full name Colin John Egar

Born March 30, 1928, Malvern, Adelaide, South Australia

Died September 4, 2008, Adelaide, South Australia (aged 80 years 158 days)

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Colin John Egar
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Test debut Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Dec 9-14, 1960 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Feb 14-20, 1969 scorecard
Test matches 29
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Col Egar was one of Australia's leading umpires through the 1960s in that decade he stood in 29 out of Australia's 30 home Tests in the decade) making his debut in the famous tied Test between Australia and West Indies at Brisbane in 1960-61, although his colleague, Col Hoy, gave the final run-out decision. He really hit the headlines in the first Test of the 1963-64 series against South Africa when he no-balled Ian Meckiff for throwing four times in his first over. Meckiff did not bowl again in the match and his career was over. But Egar received death threats (an anonymous caller warned he would "get the Kennedy treatment") and he was given police escorts for some time after. Egar's last match was against West Indies at the SCG in 1968-69.

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1964

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1964

Ian Meckiff (left) confers with umpire Colin Egar in the pavilion at Brisbane.  Egar had no-balled him four times for throwing in his first - and only - over

Ian Meckiff (left) confers with umpire Colin Egar in the pavilion at Brisbane. Egar had no-balled him four times for throwing in his first - and only - over

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