Cricket is a way of life for umpire Wendy

Umpire Wendy Oliver in action. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d404113
Umpire Wendy Oliver in action. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d404113

The Kewdale resident jumped at the chance to join the West Australian Suburban Turf Cricket Umpires Association two seasons ago, which was only natural given her background with the sport.

Born into what she describes as a cricketing family Ms Oliver said cricket had been a way of life for as long as she could remember.

‘I started playing in 1972 when I was about 15’