Richard Smith

Richard Smith is an England born Irish cricket umpire who has officiated a few ICC matches from 2012-2014. He does not feature in any current panel of ICC umpires but was a part of it for Ireland a few years ago.

Early career

Smith did not directly get a chance to officiate in an international match. He was in the panel of umpires for the 2012 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup where he was the official in all the group stage matches for New Zealand, a 9th place quarter finals between Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan and two other classification matches.

Umpiring career

Being one of the four umpires from Ireland to have officiated in ICC recognized matches is no mean feat. He was a regular panelist in the two years from 2012 to 2014 during which he officiated 6 ODIs and 6 T20s. However, since then he hasn’t officiated an international match till date.

His umpiring debut was on 5 July 2012 in an ODI contest between Ireland and Afghanistan. He made his T20 umpiring debut on 18 July 2012 in a match between Ireland and Bangladesh. All the matches he has officiated in ODIs are for his home country Ireland.


In ODIs he has officiated 6 matches out of which the last came 4 years back in 2014. Ireland was the common home side in all the matches - of which two were against Pakistan, two against Scotland and one each against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He has an appearance as a TV umpire to his credit as well.

In T20s, he officiated in the Bangladesh’s tour of Ireland and Netherlands. All his T20 appearances as an umpire came in that series only. He officiated all the matches that Bangladesh played against Ireland in Belfast and further officiated two matches for Bangladesh against Netherlands and one for Bangladesh against Scotland, all played in The Hague.

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