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Full name Colin Hoy
Born May 9, 1922, Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland
Died March 24, 1999, Brisbane, Queensland (aged 76 years 319 days)
|Test debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 26-Dec 1, 1954 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Feb 10-15, 1961 scorecard|
Col Hoy umpired nine Tests in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s, including the most famous of them. After Joe Solomon hit the stumps at Brisbane in 1960-61, Hoy gave Ian Meckiff run out to record the first tie in Test history. West Indian captain Frank Worrell said he would be happy to have the same umpires - Hoy and Colin Egar - again; and he did, in all five Tests. However, Hoy retired from umpiring after that season and concentrated on business and playing grade cricket in Brisbane. He made a brief comeback as an umpire during World Series Cricket.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
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
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
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.