Cricket

Erasmus reaches 50-Test landmark at Lord's

2018-08-10 12:59
Marais Erasmus (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday congratulated its senior umpire, Marais Erasmus, on achieving the milestone of 50 Test matches when he took the field today on the first playing day of the second Test match between England and India at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.

SCORECARD: England v India, 2nd Test

Marais is the 17umpire to reach this landmark and the second South African after Rudi Koertzen.

“Congratulations to Marais on reaching this landmark,” commented CSA CEO Thabang Moroe. “He continues to make us extremely proud of everything he has achieved, including winning the David Shepherd Trophy as the ICC’s top umpire for the last two years, and there cannot be a better venue or occasion for him to celebrate his 50thTest match than at Lord’s in a game being contested by two of the world’s foremost cricketing nations.

“He is renowned not just for his accurate decision making but probably even more so for the calm demeanour he brings to ensure the smooth running of the game. He is a wonderful role model for the umpiring community, not just in South Africa, but around the world,” Moroe concluded.

Read more on:    csa  |  marais erasmus  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.