The inimitable Mr Onions

Or what it is like to be sworn at by an angry gerbil


The umpire strikes back

Those watching Australia’s pre-Test nets at the Bellerive Oval on Thursday could have been forgiven for think Waqar Younis was giving the Australian batsmen a workout


From cricket umpire to baseball umpire

Former international umpire Darly Harper, who recently retired from umpiring, talks to on how he got into umpiring, criticism dealing with it, the DRS and his post-retirement plans.

I heart administration

The action over in Hong Kong has been breathless, keeping your diarist on the edge of his seat


'No competition with UDRS'

One of the leading umpires in world cricket, Pakistan's Aleem Dar reflects on his World Cup stint, how the DRS has impacted umpires and why he finds the subcontinent difficult to officiate in


England's dew karma

You can’t do a sprinkler dance without some precipitation-related payback eventually


Fifteen year-old is Britain's youngest umpire

Ethan Peel, a 15-year old schoolboy from Oxfordshire, has entered the record books by becoming Britain’s youngest qualified umpire


White coats, anyone?

For a captain, there's nothing worse than having to pick a team-mate to umpire a game