Full name Roy Palmer
Born July 12, 1942, Devizes, Wiltshire
Current age 74 years 255 days
Major teams Somerset
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 5 ft 11 in
Education Southbroom Secondary Modern, Devizes
|First-class span||1965 - 1970|
|List A span||1966 - 1970|
|Test debut||England v Pakistan at Manchester, Jul 2-7, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at Nottingham, Jul 1-6, 1993 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v Zimbabwe at Leicester, Jun 11, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v West Indies at The Oval, May 26, 1995 scorecard|
Roy Palmer was a right-arm opening bowler for Somerset whose career only lasted four full seasons,and on retiring he became a groundsman, where he would probably have stayed. "I was happy as a groundsman until the council made me a group groundsman, which meant that I lost my own pitch and had to go off trimming verges here, there and everywhere." Encouraged by his brother, he became a first-class umpire in 1979 and soon made his mark, travelling the circuit not from hotel to hotel but in a mobile home. He stood in his first Test in 1992 and became embroiled in a fierce row with Javed Miandad after it was claimed he had tossed Aquib Javed's sweater to him after he warned the bowler for intimidatory bowling. Palmer stood in one more Test the following summer, as well as eight ODIs.
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