QUEENSLAND cricket has lost one of its best known umpires with the death of Peter Enright.
He went to Slade School in Warwick and umpired at Test level just after Yangan resident Lou Rowan retired.
His first Test was in Melbourne in the 1972-1973 season, a match in which Ian Redpath, Greg Chappell, Paul Sheahan and John Benaud all scored centuries. Peter umpired three Tests in a three-year period and 22 first-class matches, including 14 at the Gabba.
His daughter Julie D'Mellow and her husband Guy live in the Allora area so Peter still has a Southern Downs connection.
He turned 90 in January and at the time of his death was the oldest living Test cricket umpire in the world.
Peter umpired 22 first class matches including 14 Sheffield Shield matches at the Gabba. He is a mate of Warwick sports fanatic Ross Ellis, they were woolclassers.
Lou has penned a few words on his mate and I quote "I umpired a number of games with him and found him a most pleasant person who readily accepted the practices and procedures of the day. He had a presence and quick wit and powers of concentration so necessary for the role of an umpire. He was unobtrusive, possessed efficiency and was always his own man particularly at a time when there was a measure of disquiet peculiar to Queensland Cricket."
Super League Hockey
TOMORROW night will be one of the biggest of the year in Warwick hockey with the final two games in the Condamine Sports Club Super League competition.
The return of Matt Eastwell from injury will further add to the young talent on show in the men's game.
Jake Reid is a regular in Queensland junior sides and will play.
This will be round 3 of the competition and effectively the final, especially in the women's where each team had a win in the first two rounds.
River Hawks have a win and one game has been drawn in men's so the pressure is on Warriors to record a win.
If a winner is not determined at the end of play tomorrow, there will be a drop off and then a shoot-out.
There is always a great atmosphere in the stand at night hockey.
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