Full name Douglas Bruce Cowie
Born December 2, 1946, Kaitaia, Northland
Current age 70 years 2 days
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Napier, Mar 11-15, 1995 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v England at Auckland, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2002 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v England at Auckland, Jan 11, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 26, 2005 scorecard|
One of New Zealand's leading umpires, Doug Cowie officiated at first-class level for more than two decades, and on the international stage for ten years during which time he stood in 22 Tests and 71 ODIs, including matches at the 1999 World Cup in England, and more than 100 first-class games. He announced his retirement in 2005, commenting that "the satisfaction gained from the challenges of umpiring no longer outweigh the sacrifices necessary to perform on the field." He was subsequently appointed as the ICC's Umpires and Referees Manager.
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