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Full name Russell Blair Tiffin
Born June 4, 1959, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia
Current age 55 years 52 days
Major teams Old Hararians
Batting style Right-hand bat
Height 6 ft 2 in
Education Banket Primary School; Prince Edward High School (Harare)
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Oct 13-16, 1995 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 6-10, 2009 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Oct 25, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Bulawayo, Jul 18, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Aug 24, 2013 scorecard|
A non-nonsense umpire, Russell Tiffin was a wicketkeeper-batsman who represented Mashonaland before Zimbabwe's Logan Cup was accorded first-class status, and he was persuaded to take up umpiring when still only 30. Within six years he stood in his first Test, and in 2002 was appointed to the ICC Elite panel. But he was left off the panel in 2004, standing in his last Test in March of that year, but he continues to officiate in Zimbabwe's home internationals. It seems unlikely that he will return to the top flight given the paucity of first-class cricket inside Zimbabwe.
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