Phil Hill is inspired by a photo of the two teams playing in the preliminary final he umpired on the weekend to take this wander through cricket umpiring, professionalism, changing quaddie habits, scoring, the heat in curries, the adding up of scorebooks and umpiring. [Contains traces of dentistry – JTH]
Dr Hill imparts some wisdom on the application of local anaesthetic and how to deal with a moist pitch
When is a wide a wide? Phil Hill has the answer.
Umpire Phil Hill clears up the notion of premeditated shabbiness and while doing so explains the concept of the ‘wide’ in cricket. [Vintage Hill – Ed]
Phil Hill delivers his third off-cutter in his cricket series. Take a look at the rules of bending the arm and what it means for modern cricket.
Are you an idiot? Take Phil Hill’s chucking test and find out.
The evolution of a correct bowling action in cricket is discussed by Phil Hill as he takes readers through an umpire’s role in implementing a “Doubtful Action Procedure.”
Don’t want to be adjudged out Timed Out, Handling the Ball, Hitting the Ball Twice or Obstructing the Field while batting? Local cricket umpire Phil Hill explains some of these lesser known Laws of Cricket.
Phil Hill is back considering AFL umpiring in the context of the laws of cricket
Phil Hill lives up to his reputation with this next look into the life of the umpire. It seems, in some cases, it’s a matter of volume, and hat-holding.
Phil Hilll’s playful account of an LBW decision invokes an olde worlde affectation of Neville Cardus. To make the point. It’s about ways of describing the way cricketers bat in deifferent parts of the world.
Phil Hill turns to the Laws of the game to explain why Australia lost in Perth. It appears South Africa got the Rabada green
Phil Hill enjoys the big blue Perth sky, the WACA-length bowling and the slips catches it presented, the batting of de Kock and the quick scoring of the Australian openers.
One of the lines of the year: “Brand new cricket umpires stand out like me trying to get a 12 mm long, 4.8 wide neck Strauman implant out of its packaging.” See what that means as Phil Hill brings cricket, life and dentistry together in one place – and at one pace. Although there are other lines like “I think it arises from the habit new umpires have of being in love with their ball counter” which are worth contemplation as well.
No cricket this weekend, but Phil Hill still manages to come up with the (botanical) goods.
With the start of a new cricket season everyone seems a bit rusty, as our resident cricket umpire Phil Hill explains even the umpires can get it wrong.
A cricket game marred by an umpire taking a cheap shot! Never! Phil Hill continues his recounts of the trials and tribulations of an umpire during a match, especially if the conditions are variable.