BATHURST cricket umpire Tony Wilds got to witness a piece of Big Bash League history last Friday night from one of the best view points on offer.
He was standing in the middle of The Gabba as one of two on-field officials when Brisbane Heat player Chris Lynn became the first player in the Twenty20 competition to hit 100 sixes, belting a delivery from Perth’s Jhye Richardson over deep mid-wicket.
It was the third Big Bash game Wilds had stood in so far this season, having also been given the nod in the Melbourne Renegades versus Perth Scorchers contest at Etihad and another Heat match – against Sydney Thunder – at The Gabba.
Meanwhile, fellow Bathurst umpire Graeme Glazebrook was given the honour of standing in the men’s Twenty20 final at the Australian Country Championships on Sunday.
The NSW Country side won that contest over Queensland Country by 139 runs.