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Ian Howell
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Ian Howell

South Africa
Ian Howell

INTL CAREER: 1999 - 2009

Full Name

Ian Lester Howell

Born

May 20, 1958, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Age

62y 355d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm medium

relations

(twin brother),

(uncle),

(son),

(uncle)

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC119186463767115*26.90513690
List A1248918108364*15.2503310
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC1192256786862436/3835.742.3092.8050
List A12459973704873/233/2342.573.7068.90000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
Test22913
ODI896722
T20I1587
FC1041031
List A12311310
T20836518

Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Umpire
FC Matches
Span
1981/82 - 1997/98
List A Matches
Span
1981/82 - 1997/98

Photos


Daniel Vettori fields off his own bowling as Kumar Sangakkara looks on
Portrait of Ian Howell
Ian Howell
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