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Full name Billy Raymond Doctrove
Born July 3, 1955, Marigot, Dominica
Current age 59 years 8 days
Major teams Saints Sports Club
Also known as Toshack
Batting style Right-hand bat
|Test debut||West Indies v Pakistan at St John's, May 25-29, 2000 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton, Mar 15-17, 2012 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v England at Kingstown, Apr 4, 1998 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Kimberley, Jan 20, 2012 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Kenya v New Zealand at Durban, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia v England at Bridgetown, May 16, 2010 scorecard|
Billy Doctrove played club cricket in Dominica as a right-hand batsman for a number of years but his first love was - and remains - football in general and Liverpool in particular. In 1995 he became Dominica's first FIFA referee and in the next two years he officiated in a number of internationals in the Caribbean, including a World Cup qualifier between Guyana and Grenada in 1996.
In 1997 he quit football to concentrate on umpiring (although he still refereed club football in Dominica) and stood in his first Test in 2000 in Antigua. He was elevated to the international panel in 2004 and the Elite Panel in 2006, but his first forrays at the highest level were uninspiring and he found himself embroiled in a storm at The Oval in August 2006 along with his colleague Darrell Hair.
Martin Williamson September 2006
Formerly a FIFA referee
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