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Sue Redfern

Sue Redfern
Redfern umpiring during WBBL
Redfern umpiring during WBBL|08 in October 2022
Personal information
Full name
Suzanne Redfern
Born (1977-10-26) 26 October 1977 (age 46)
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingLeft-arm medium
RoleBowler, umpire
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 119)24 November 1995 v India
Last Test15 July 1999 v India
ODI debut (cap 66)18 July 1995 v Netherlands
Last ODI11 July 1999 v India
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1992–1996East Midlands
1997–2001Derbyshire
2003–2008Staffordshire
Umpiring information
WTests umpired3 (2021–2023)
WODIs umpired27 (2017–2024)
WT20Is umpired49 (2018–2024)
FC umpired2 (2023–2024)
LA umpired5 (2022–2023)
T20 umpired5 (2023–2024)
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WFC WLA
Matches 6 15 9 92
Runs scored 146 31 231 1,468
Batting average 29.20 15.50 23.0 27.18
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/7
Top score 30 27 30 125
Balls bowled 858 615 1,140 3,321
Wickets 6 16 9 75
Bowling average 64.50 18.18 55.88 20.52
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/27 4/21 2/27 4/18
Catches/stumpings 5/– 3/– 6/– 32/6
Source: Cricinfo, 30 January 2024

Suzanne Redfern MBE (born 26 October 1977) is an English cricket umpire and former cricketer. She played for the England women's team between 1995 and 1999, including at the 1997 World Cup.

Cricket career

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Born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Redfern began her county career with East Midlands in 1992, switching to Derbyshire in 1997 and Staffordshire in 2003, finally retiring after the 2008 season.[1] Her international career began in July 1995, at the age of 17, when she played European Championship matches against the Netherlands, Denmark, and Ireland.[2] Her Test debut came later in the year, against India.[3] Redfern's best performance for England came in a five-match One Day International (ODI) series against South Africa in August 1997. She was named player of the series, having taken nine wickets at an average of just 10.44, including 4/21 from ten overs in the first fixture.[4]

At the 1997 World Cup in India, Redfern played in only four of her team's seven matches, taking three wickets. Her final matches for England came at the age of 21, in July 1999, when she played in a single Test and a single ODI against India.[2][3]

Umpiring career

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After retiring as a cricketer, Redfern took up umpiring, initially standing only in local competitions.[5] In July 2015, she was part of the umpiring team for an ODI between Australia and England (part of the 2014–16 ICC Women's Championship), serving as fourth umpire.[6] Later in the year, it was announced that she would stand at the 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier in Thailand.[5]

During the 2016 ICC World Cricket League Division Five tournament in Jersey, she was one of the on-field umpires during the fixture between Oman and Nigeria on 22 May.[7] Her colleague, Jacqueline Williams, was the third umpire, making it the first time that two female umpires had officiated in a men's match in an ICC tournament.[7]

In January 2017, she was one of four female umpires named by the ICC to stand in matches in the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier.[8] She became the first woman to have played in a Women's Cricket World Cup and then stand in a tournament as an umpire.[9]

In October 2018, she was named as one of the twelve on-field umpires for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20.[10] In May 2019, the International Cricket Council named her as one of the eight women on the ICC Development Panel of Umpires.[11][12] In August 2019, she was named as one of the umpires to officiate in matches during the 2019 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament in Scotland.[13] In February 2020, the ICC named her as one of the umpires to officiate in matches during the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.[14] In June 2021 she was fourth umpire for the first match of the three match T20I series between England and Sri Lanka men, played at Cardiff, becoming the first woman to officiate an England men's home match.[15]

In July 2021, she was an on field umpire in the inaugural game of The Hundred (cricket) in the Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals women's teams. In February 2022, she was named as one of the on-field umpires for the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.[16][17]

She was named in 2022 as a member of the ECB's Professional Umpires' Team, meaning that she would become the first woman to umpire in men's first-class cricket in England.[18] In 2023 she was still the only woman to umpire in men's first-class cricket in England, receiving a significantly higher fee than when umpiring in women's cricket. She was also the only woman umpire to be a full-time employee of the ECB, paid around £40,000 annually plus match fees; all other women umpires are classed as self-employed with an annual retainer of £2,500- £4,000 and paid substantially lower match fees.[19]

In September 2023 she became the first female umpire to stand in a first-class match in England and Wales. She umpired in the match between Glamorgan and Derbyshire at Sophia Gardens.[20][21]

References

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  1. ^ Sue Redfern – CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b Women's ODI matches played by Sue Redfern – CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b Women's ODI matches played by Sue Redfern – CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  4. ^ England Women v South Africa Women, South Africa Women in British Isles 1997 (1st ODI) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b "ICC appoints four female umpires for ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier" Archived 26 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine – International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  6. ^ Sue Redfern as reserve umpire in women's ODI matches Archived 8 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine – CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Female umpires make history in men's ICC tournament". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Four female officials appointed for next month's ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier in Colombo". International Cricket Council. Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Sue Redfern set to make history". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  10. ^ "11th team for next month's ICC Women's World T20 revealed". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  11. ^ "ICC welcomes first female match referee and boosts numbers on development panel". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  12. ^ "GS Lakshmi becomes first woman to be ICC match referee". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Match official appointments and squads announced for ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  14. ^ "ICC announces Match Officials for all league matches". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Sue Redfern to become first female to officiate in England men's home international on Wednesday". Sky Sports. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  16. ^ "Eight women among 15 Match Officials named for ICC World Cup 2022". Women's CricZone. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  17. ^ "Match officials chosen for ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2022". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  18. ^ "Sue Redfern set to be first woman to umpire first-class match in England". BBC. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  19. ^ Nicholson, Raf; Nicholson, Exclusive by Raf (4 September 2023). "Umpires were paid three times more for men's Hundred games than women's". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 4 September 2023.
  20. ^ "Redfern to add another first by standing in County Championship fixture". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 September 2023.
  21. ^ "Derbyshire v Glamorgan, September 26 - 29, 2023, County Championship Division Two". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 September 2023.
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