It's an honor for me to be here and see this. It's really just spectacular.

It crossed my mind. But I had so many positive comments from players past and present as well as other umpires it gave me the confidence to carry on.

It feels funny letting go of some of that stuff—it's my life. But if it belongs anywhere, it's this University. This is where everything happened.

Don't let the crowd in until you are almost sure that play will take place.

They must have been absolutely frustrated.

I was 25 when I first started playing for Gloucestershire, because my father had insisted I got a proper qualification before trying to make it as a cricketer.