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Don Oslear      

Full name Donald Osmund Oslear

Born March 3, 1929, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Current age 86 years 82 days

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Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jun 5-10, 1980 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Manchester, Jul 26-31, 1984 scorecard
Test matches 5
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug 22, 1980 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jun 2, 1984 scorecard
ODI matches 8
ODI statistics

Don Oslear was a rarity in the modern game, a top English umpire with no first-class experience, and he came to the game relatively late, being 45 when he was appointed to the first-class panel. Within five years he was good enough to be picked to stand in the first of his five Tests and eight ODIs, the highlight being the 1983 World Cup semi-final. His final season was overshadowed by controversy surrounding ball tampering which dogged the 1982 series between England and Pakistan, with Oslear, in his role as a match referee, submitting a dossier to the ECB after the ball was changed during an ODI at Lord's. He subsequently claimed he had been sacked by the ECB, something they strenuously denied. When coloured kit was introduced for one-day domestic matches in 1993, Oslear, sporting a bright blue coat and baseball-style cap, walked out at the start of the first game carrying a crate of empty milk bottles and shouting "Milko". He continues to officiate in good-standard cricket. He was also an ice-hockey referee.
Martin Williamson October 2008

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Lord's - May 21-25
England 389 & 429/6 New Zealand 523
Kent v Surrey at Beckenham - May 24-27
Kent 282 Surrey 17/1
Lancashire v Derbyshire at Southport - May 24-27
Derbyshire 335/9
Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton - May 24-27
Yorkshire 343/8
Sussex v Warwickshire at Hove - May 24-27
Warwickshire 180 Sussex 140/5
Worcs v Durham at Worcester - May 24-27
Worcs 323 Durham 14/0
Division Two: Durham Women v Scot Women in England (venue TBA)
May 25, 2015
Division Three: Leicestershire Women v Neth Women in England (venue TBA)
May 25, 2015
Division Two: Staffordshire Women v Ire. Women in England (venue TBA)
May 25, 2015
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