Andrew Potts - Umpire Profile

Andrew Potts

First Started Umpiring

2006

Nationals Experience

3 Australian Masters Championships (2010, 2013, 2016); 5 Australian Junior Championships (2011-2013, 2015, 2017); 4 Australian Open Championships (2014-2017); 1 NICL Finals Series (2017).

Career Highlight(s)

There have been a couple. Being selected for my first nationals in 2010 as a 19 year old was something I never really expected when I put in my nomination and was a great experience and learning curve for me. Umpiring my first final in 2011 at the juniors was another great step forward and something that added a new level of pressure to me. Finally after a few nominations being selected to umpire at the 2014 opens was a great privilege even though the week didn’t really end the way I would have liked, it taught me so much about myself as a person and was a great step forward. Finally, being the first winner of the Jason Rhodes Award and being a part of setting up an umpires panel that has its own award is something I am extremely proud of and I hope it is something that is now a permanent fixture at the state presentation dinner.

Favourite Match Umpired

2017 NICL Finals game between Croydon and Seamer. One of the highest standard games I have umpired and it was great to see a lot of the experienced players from WA who hadn’t played opens in a while still playing at such a high level. The game went down to the last ball where Seamer hit a one and Croydon hit the stumps at the keepers end with the batsmen just making his ground. Was close all game and a very enjoyable game to be a part of.

Why Did You Start Umpiring

Mainly to start earning some money as a young 14/15 year old, but I chose umpiring because I enjoy being involved in cricket and thought that it was something that I could over time develop and become good at.

What Do You Enjoy The Most About Umpiring

I enjoy being involved in the sport at a high level and the friendships that you gain from that. I have met some of the best people I know through indoor cricket and it has certainly shaped who I am as a person and I owe the sport for that.

Future Goals

To develop an umpiring panel within Victoria that is the best in the country and has many national representatives. As a personal goal in terms of umpiring I would like to get to an international event and to continue to develop my skills.