Autralian Test Cricket Umpire
Darrell HairDarrell Bruce Hair, (born 30 September 1952 in Mudgee, New South Wales), is a current Australian Test cricket match umpire, from New South Wales. He stood on the Emirates International panel of umpires from 2002 to 2003, before he, along with fellow Australian Simon Taufel, and New Zealander Billy Bowden, was promoted to the ICC Elite umpire panel.
As of September 2006, Hair has stood in 76 Test matches and 124 one-day international (ODI) matches since 1991. Altogether, he has umpired 131 first-class matches in his career since 1989. In 1994 the International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced a policy of appointing one umpire to each Test match from a non-participating country, and since 2002 both umpires have been appointed from non-participating nations, by the ICC. The majority of Hairs Test matches have been played outside Australia, and did not involve Australia. His last Test match involving Australia was against South Africa at Melbourne on 26 December to 29 December 2001, won by Australia by 9 wickets, with Matthew Hayden scoring a century and wickets shared by Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Andy Bichel and Shane Warne. Hairs colleague was the West Indian umpire, Eddie Nicholls. At the local level, Hair played with the Mosman club in the Sydney Grade Cricket competition, as a right-arm fast-medium bowler.