Matches (15)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)

Full Name

Roy Palmer

Born

July 12, 1942, Devizes, Wiltshire

Age

81y 234d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Height

5ft 11in

Education

Southbroom Secondary Modern, Devizes

RELATIONS

(nephew),

(brother)

Other

Umpire

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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Roy Palmer Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC741103210378413.2901250
List A43284198268.250070

Bowling

FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC741017954391726/45-31.623.2059.1-40
List A4322091495675/185/1822.314.0632.9310

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
Tests321
ODIs1082
WTests11-
WODIs1-1
WT20Is11-
FC1351341
List A28326815
T20s28271
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Debut/Last Matches of Roy Palmer

FC Matches

Span
1965 - 1970

List A Matches

Span
1966 - 1970

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Umpire Palmer enjoys a moment
Pakistan's players arguing with umpire Roy Palmer after he warned Aaqib Javed for intimidatory bowling