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Roy Palmer
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Roy Palmer

England
Roy Palmer

Full Name

Roy Palmer

Born

July 12, 1942, Devizes, Wiltshire

Age

78y 335d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Height

5ft 11in

Education

Southbroom Secondary Modern, Devizes

relations

(nephew),

(brother)

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC741103210378413.2901250
List A43284198268.250070
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
FC741017954391726/4531.6259.1040
List A4322091495675/185/1822.3132.90310
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
Test321
ODI1082
WTEST11
WODI11
WT20I11
FC1351341
List A28326815
T2028271
Portrait of Roy Palmer
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Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Umpire
FC Matches
Span
1965 - 1970
List A Matches
Span
1966 - 1970

Photos


Portrait of Roy Palmer
Umpire Palmer enjoys a moment
Pakistan's players arguing with umpire Roy Palmer after he warned Aaqib Javed for intimidatory bowling
Javed Miandad takes a sweater from Aaqib Javed