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Former cricket umpire Shepherd dies of cancer

Former cricket umpire Shepherd dies of cancer

David Shepherd, a former English test cricket umpire, has died of cancer, the English and Wales Cricket Board said Wednesday. He was 68.
The former Gloucestershire batsman, who was a veteran of 92 tests and 172 one-day internationals, retired from umpiring in 2005 and received a standing ovation from the fans and players after his final match, a one-day game between England and Australia at the Oval.
As well as being a highly respected umpire, the superstitious Shepherd also had a habit of standing on one leg when a team's score reached 111, which he considered unlucky.


Updated : 2021-06-17 08:00 GMT+08:00