Roy Palmer      

Full name Roy Palmer

Born July 12, 1942, Devizes, Wiltshire

Current age 78 years 33 days

Major teams Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Umpire

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education Southbroom Secondary Modern, Devizes

Relation Brother - KE Palmer, Nephew - GV Palmer

Roy Palmer
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 74 110 32 1037 84 13.29 0 1 25 0
List A 43 28 4 198 26 8.25 0 0 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 74 10179 5439 172 6/45 31.62 3.20 59.1 4 0
List A 43 2209 1495 67 5/18 5/18 22.31 4.06 32.9 3 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1965 - 1970
List A span 1966 - 1970
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Manchester, Jul 2-7, 1992 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Nottingham, Jul 1-6, 1993 scorecard
Test matches 2
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Zimbabwe at Leicester, Jun 11, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at The Oval, May 26, 1995 scorecard
ODI matches 8
ODI statistics

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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Apr 11, 2006

Portrait of Roy Palmer

Portrait of Roy Palmer

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Apr 27, 2001

Nottinghamshire v Durham, CricInfo Championship Div 2, Trent Bridge Nottingham, 25-28 April 2001

Umpire Palmer enjoys a moment

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Jul 7, 1992

Pakistan's players arguing with umpire Roy Palmer after he warned Aaqib Javed for intimidatory bowling, England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Old Trafford, July 7, 1992

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

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