Ian Howell      

Full name Ian Lester Howell

Born May 20, 1958, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Current age 62 years 56 days

Major teams Border, Eastern Province

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Other Umpire

Relation Uncle - NV Howell, Uncle - HC Howell, Twin brother - DH Howell, Son - G Howell

Ian Lester Howell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 119 186 46 3767 115* 26.90 5 13 69 0
List A 124 89 18 1083 64* 15.25 0 3 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 119 22567 8686 243 6/38 35.74 2.30 92.8 5 0
List A 124 5997 3704 87 3/23 3/23 42.57 3.70 68.9 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1981/82 - 1997/98
List A span 1981/82 - 1997/98
Umpiring statistics
Test debut South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Jan 2-4, 2001 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 9-13, 2007 scorecard
Test matches 9
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Zimbabwe at Cape Town, Jan 28, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI Kenya v Netherlands at Potchefstroom, Apr 19, 2009 scorecard
ODI matches 66
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Oct 21, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth, Dec 16, 2007 scorecard
T20I matches 8
T20I statistics

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

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May 15, 2009

Daniel Vettori fields off his own bowling as Kumar Sangakkara looks on, Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab, 46th match, IPL, Bloemfontein, May 15, 2009

Daniel Vettori fields off his own bowling as Kumar Sangakkara looks on

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Aug 12, 2007

Ian Howell signals a wide, England v India, 3rd Test, The Oval, 3rd day, August 11, 2007

Ian Howell signals a wide

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Jul 30, 2007

The shoulder-barge attack. Ian Howell has a word with Sreesanth who shoved Michael Vaughan,  England v India, 2nd Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day, July 30, 2007

Ian Howell has a word with Sreesanth who shoulder-barged Michael Vaughan

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