GARDEN ROUTE CRICKET NEWS - SWD's top cricket umpire, André Olivier, was honoured with a special merit award at the annual awards function of the SWD Cricket Umpires Association in Oudtshoorn.
Olivier, who has been umpiring since 2014, obtained his Level III qualification in 2015.
During the past season he officiated in the SA Tertiary A week, Coca-Cola Khaya Majola week, Cricket SA u.19 franchise cubs week, CSA Senior Rural week and the Momentum National Club Championships.
His biggest achievement was when he was named the best umpire at the national club championships in April.
The 31-year old Olivier, from Oudtshoorn, represented SWD in 11 first-class and 10 list A matches between 2006 and 2009.
In 2019 he also qualified as an accredited Cricket South Africa umpire trainer.
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