Full name George Alfred Hele
Born July 16, 1891, Brompton, Adelaide, South Australia
Died August 28, 1982, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 91 years 43 days)
|Test debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 30-Dec 5, 1928 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 23-28, 1933 scorecard|
George Hele - named after George Giffen - was a club-standard wicketkeeper who umpired 16 Tests between 1928 and 1933, ten of them between England and Australia. He stood in all five Tests in the 1932-33 Bodyline series, subsequently expressing his disapproval of the leg-theory tactics employed by some of the English fast bowlers. Himself one of the best umpires produced by Australia, his father, Andy, was also a first-class umpire, as was his son, Ray.
Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and South Africa in Kanpur
It looks like he has lost his main weapon in an attempt to get his bowling speeds up