ECB today announced the appointment of two umpires, Russell Evans and Paul Baldwin, to the First Class Umpires’ Full List for 2015.
Evans played First Class cricket with Nottinghamshire between 1987 and 1990 and has been umpiring for the past six seasons.
Baldwin was a member of the ICC Associate and Affiliates Panel (2005 to 2009), and moved from his base in Germany to England in an attempt to build on his umpiring success within the ICC Development Programme.
He has been umpiring in England and Wales since 2010.
ECB Chief Operating Officer Gordon Hollins said: “We are delighted to welcome Russell and Paul onto the Full List for 2015.
"These promotions are richly deserved and reflect the quality of Russell andPaul’s performances over the last few seasons domestic competitions as well as their high levels of commitment and professionalism overall.”
Additional appointments to the ECB Reserve List have also been announced and these include former England cricketer Ian Blackwell together with Russell Warren (formerly Northamptonshire), Tom Lungley (formerly Derbyshire) and Chris Watts from Swardeston, Norfolk.
ECB Full List 2015
Rob Bailey, Neil Bainton, Paul Baldwin, Mark Benson, Martin Bodenham, Nick Cook, Nigel Cowley, Jeff Evans, Russell Evans, Steve Gale, Steve Garratt, Michael Gough, Ian Gould, Peter Hartley, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Graham Lloyd, Jeremy Lloyds, Neil Mallender, David Millns, Steve O’Shaughnessy, Tim Robinson, Martin Saggers, Alex Wharf.
ECB Reserve List 2015
Ian Blackwell, Mike Burns, Ben Debenham, Tom Lungley, Paul Pollard, Billy Taylor, Russell Warren, Chris Watts.