Peter Parker (umpire)
|Full name||Peter Douglas Parker|
|Born||20 July 1959|
Herston, Queensland, Australia
|Tests umpired||10 (1993–2008)|
|ODIs umpired||65 (1993–2008)|
|T20Is umpired||2 (2007–2007)|
Parker played junior representative cricket for Queensland before playing in Brisbane Grade Cricket. He gave up playing when he broke his thumb twice in a season.
He umpired ten Test matches between 1993 and 2008. His first match was between Australia and New Zealand at Brisbane on 3 December to 7 December 1993, won by Australia by an innings and 96 runs, with Allan Border and Steve Waugh scoring centuries, and Shane Warne and Craig McDermott taking 8 and 6 wickets respectively. Parker’s partner was Steve Randell.
Parker’s last Test match in Australia was between Australia and the West Indies at Perth on 1 December to 3 December 2000, won by Australia by an innings and 27 runs with Mark Waugh scoring a century, and wickets being shared by Glenn McGrath (who took a hat-trick), Brett Lee, Jason Gillespie and Stuart MacGill. Parker’s partner was the English umpire John Hampshire. Parker retired to focus on his career away from the game on October 2008.