Former umpire Shepherd dies aged 68

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 28, 2009 13:55 hrs

LONDON: Former international cricket umpire David Shepherd has died aged 68 following a long battle with cancer, Gloucestershire County Cricket club said on Wednesday.

Shepherd, who played for Gloucestershire for 14 years, stood in 92 test matches and 172 one-day international games between 1983 and 2005.

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He umpired three successive World Cup finals (1996, 1999 and 2003) and six tournaments overall, and will be fondly remembered for strictly observing cricket's Nelson tradition; giving a small hop whenever the score reached 111.

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