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ECB name 2007 umpires

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Tim Robinson

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The ECB has announced that former England and Nottinghamshire opening batsman Tim Robinson has been appointed to the full list of first-class umpires for the 2007 season.

With more than 27,000 first-class runs under his belt, Robinson retired from first-class cricket in 1999 and was appointed to the ECB umpires reserve list for the 2002 season.

He replaces David Constant, who retired at the end of the 2006 season.

Chris Kelly, ECB umpires and match operations manager, said: “Tim’s promotion is thoroughly deserved and we are delighted to welcome him to our full list.

"He has performed consistently well during the past few years on the ECB reserve list and especially during the last season. Our congratulations go to him.”

The remaining members of the ECB reserve list have been retained, including Darrell Hair, who has made himself available for the 2007 season.

Two additions have been made to the reserve list, with Keith Coburn from Cambridge and former Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire bowler David Millns added for the 2007 season.

The ECB has 24 full-time umpires on its full list and operates with between six and eight umpires on the reserve list.

Full umpire list for 2007:

R Bailey, N Bainton, G Burgess, N Cowley, B Dudleston, J Evans, I Gould, M Harris, P Hartley, J Holder, V Holder, R Illingworth, T Jesty, A Jones, R Kettleborough, B Leadbeater, N Llong, J Lloyds, N Mallender, R Palmer, T Robinson, G Sharp, J Steele, P Willey.

Reserve list:

M Bodenham, K Coburn, N Cook, S Garratt, M Gough, D Hair, D Millns, T Urben.