Full Name

Ian Lester Howell

Born

May 20, 1958, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Age

65y 277d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Medium

RELATIONS

(twin brother),

(uncle),

(son),

(uncle)

Other

Umpire

In his playing days as a first-class cricketer for Border and Eastern Province, Ian Howell had some success as a bits-and-pieces allrounder, scoring 3767 runs in 119 matches at 26.90, and taking 243 first-class wickets at 35.74 with his left-arm medium pace. He qualified as an umpire after his playing career finished in 1998, and stood in his first international when Sri Lanka came to Cape Town in January 2001. However, it wasn't until 2005 that he became a regular fixture on the international circuit. In December 2006 he became the first umpire to officiate in his native country since the introduction of the elite panel in 2002, when Mark Benson withdrew from a Test in Centurion due to heart palpitations. A "not-outer" by instinct, Howell's reputation suffered during India's tour of England in 2007, when he was involved in a series of poor decisions.
Andrew Miller

Ian Howell Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC119186463767115*26.90513690
List A1248918108364*15.2503310

Bowling

FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC1192256786862436/38-35.742.3092.8-50
List A12459973704873/233/2342.573.7068.9000

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
Tests22913
ODIs876621
T20Is1587
FC100991
List A1151069
T20s755817
Ian Howell

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Debut/Last Matches of Ian Howell

FC Matches

Span
1981/82 - 1997/98

List A Matches

Span
1981/82 - 1997/98

Recent Matches of Ian Howell

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Border vs Australians26* & 30/2107-Mar-1997East LondonFC
Border vs England XI11 & 5*3/5802-Nov-1995East LondonFC
Border vs OFS41/3518-Jan-1992East LondonList A
Border vs OFS9*0/3711-Jan-1992BloemfonteinList A
Border vs --0/2921-Dec-1991SpringsList A

Photos of Ian Howell

Daniel Vettori fields off his own bowling as Kumar Sangakkara looks on
Ian Howell signals a wide
Ian Howell has a word with Sreesanth who shoulder-barged Michael Vaughan
Andrew Strauss, the stand-in captain, talks with Simon Taufel and Ian Howell after a heated incident
Virender Sehwag has a word with umpire Ian Howell
Umpires Ian Howell and Asad Rauf in discussion about the fading light at  Kingsmead