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    ECB paid tribute to Oslear

    Umpire, who stood in five Tests, eight ODIs and 360 first-class games, passed away at the age of 89.

    The ECB sends its condolences to the family and friends of Don Oslear, the former first-class and international umpire who has died at the age of 89.

    Oslear, from Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire, was notable in that he earned five Test match appointments and eight one-day internationals – including the 1983 World Cup semi final between England and India at Old Trafford – even though he did not play first-class cricket.

    In total he stood in 360 first-class matches before standing down in 1993 and Chris Kelly, the ECB’s Umpires Manager, said: "Don was a fine example that it was possible to be respected as a first-class and international umpire without any first-class playing experience.

    "He gave excellent service to the first-class game, and on behalf of the ECB, we send condolences to his family and friends."

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