Bruce Oxenford

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Bruce Oxenford
Personal information
Full nameBruce Nicholas James Oxenford
Born (1960-03-05) 5 March 1960 (age 60)
Southport, Queensland, Australia
BattingRight handed batsman
BowlingLeg break and googly
RoleBowler, umpire
Domestic team information
First-class debut13 December 1991 Queensland v Victoria
Last First-class8 January 1993 Queensland v South Australia
Umpiring information
Tests umpired58 (2010–2020)
ODIs umpired96 (2008–2020)
T20Is umpired20 (2006–2016)
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 8
Runs scored 112
Batting average 12.44
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 37
Balls bowled 1487
Wickets 18
Bowling average 55.72
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/91
Catches/stumpings 11/–
Source: Cricinfo, 8 February 2020

Bruce Nicholas James Oxenford (born 5 March 1960) is an Australian cricket umpire and a former cricketer. He has been an ICC international umpire since 2008, when he first umpired an ODI match. He went on to stand in his first Test match in 2010. On 26 September 2012, he was promoted to the ICC Elite Umpire Panel, the highest umpiring body in the game of cricket, replacing his fellow Australian Simon Taufel, who retired from the panel to take up a newly created ICC supervisory and training position.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Oxenford played in eight first-class matches for Queensland during the 1991/92 and 1992/93 seasons.[2]

Umpiring career[edit]

Oxenford began umpiring in 1998 and went on to make his first-class umpiring debut in 2001. He was appointed to Cricket Australia's 12-man National Umpire Panel in 2003 and in 2007–08 was appointed to ICC International Panel of Umpires in the third umpire category.[2][3][4]

His first Test match was in December 2010 between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Pallekele.[2][5] He was elevated to the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires in 2012. He was selected as one of the twenty umpires to stand in matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[6]

On 30 August 2018, he officiated in his 50th Test as an on-field umpire, in the match between England and India.[7][8]

In April 2019, he was named as one of the sixteen umpires to stand in matches during the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Taufel to retire after World Twenty20. ESPNcricinfo (26 September 2012).
  2. ^ a b c "Players – Bruce Oxenford". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  3. ^ Craddock, Robert (12 February 2008). "Ex-players make better umps". Fox Sports. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  4. ^ Cricket Australia 2007–08 Umpire Panels announced. (12 July 2007)
  5. ^ "Bruce Oxenford". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  6. ^ "ICC announces match officials for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015". ICC Cricket. 2 December 2014. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Oxenford to stand in 50th Test". Queensland Cricket. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Oxenford completes half-century of Tests". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Match officials for ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 announced". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Umpire Ian Gould to retire after World Cup". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 April 2019.