Matches (15)
WC Warm-up (4)
IND v AUS (1)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
Marsh Cup (1)

Full Name

Ross Alexander Emerson


February 26, 1954


69y 216d






Ross Emerson was a long-standing official who hit the headlines when he called Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing several times during an ODI in 1995-96, days after the same bowler had been called in a Test by Darrell Hair. Three years later, Emerson again called Muralitharan - who had been given the all clear in the interim - leading to a showdown with Sri Lanka's captain Arjuna Ranatunga. It was one of several unsavoury incidents in an ill-tempered match, and Emerson was withdrawn from the fray when it subsequently emerged he was on sick leave from his job as an investigating officer with the Western Australian Department of Fair Trading. He was sidelined and did not stand in an international again, only popping up from time to time to make bitter comments against the bowling actions of some players.
Cricinfo staff

Ross Emerson Career Stats

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
List A22211
Ross Emerson

Explore Statsguru Analysis


Photos of Ross Emerson

Sri Lankan fans hold up a banner in support of Arjuna Ranatunga
Muttiah Muralitharan and Arjuna Ranatunga argue with umpire Ross Emerson after the no-ball incident
Muttiah Muralitharan and Arjuna Ranatunga argue with Ross Emerson
Arjuna Ranatunga and Ross Emerson in argument