Sue Redfern is scheduled to become the county championship’s first female umpire

Sue Redfern is schedule to become the county championship’s first female umpire. Sue Redfern is one of England’s most experienced umpires.

Sue Redfern, who play 21 matches for England. Also a part of their 1997 ODI World Cup squad, is set to become the first female umpire to stand in a men’s first-class match in England and Wales when Glamorgan face Derbyshire in a County Championship Division Two match at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, starting September 26.

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She was an umpire in the one-off Women’s Ashes Test earlier this year

All set to get into the history books, Redfern express her excitement and explain what it meant for her. 

“It has long been a dream of mine, and while it is a new challenge that will put me to the test. I am confident that I am prepare for it. ” I work hard to gain this opportunity. Im excited to advance in my profession. “I hope my journey can serve as an inspiration to others,” she said, according to ESPNcricinfo.

“While my primary goal is to be the best umpire I can be. I hope my journey can serve as an inspiration to others. ” I had to juggle other professional commitments with umpiring when I first started, but it is now a career I can devote all of my time to. “I am proud of the steps I have taken and that I am demonstrating that opportunities in umpiring now exist for anyone who is willing to work hard and dedicate themselves,” she added.

In 2021, Redfern made history when she became the first female umpire to referee in a home England men’s match in Cardiff

She was the fourth umpire in a Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka. Earlier this year, the 45-year-old became the first female umpire in a T20 Blast match between Gloucestershire and Middlesex.

Redfern has also serve as an umpire at international events such as the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Women’s T20 World Cups, and Women’s ODI World Cups. Last year, she appointed to the Professional Umpires’ Team. Giving her the honour of umpiring in first-class cricket in England.

Glamorgan and Derbyshire are fifth and sixth in the points rankings, respectively. Derbyshire is now facing Sussex at home, therefore they are separated by 35 points. Glamorgan, on the other hand, drew their most recent match against Yorkshire in Cardiff.

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