Vale Trevor Martin

Cricket Wellington extend their condolences to the family and friends of William Trevor Martin MBE, who passed away on August 4 aged 92.

Born in Nelson in 1925, Trevor was a First-Class umpire for almost 20 years with more than half of his 49 appointments at First-Class level seeing him stand at the Basin Reserve.

From 1963 to 1973 he umpired 15 Tests, finishing his international career in an historic Test between New Zealand Pakistan at Eden Park. That match gave Trevor the best seat in the house as Rodney Redmond hit a century on debut before Brian Hastings and Richard Collinge put on a World Record stand of 151 for the 10th wicket.

On 31 December 1977, Trevor was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to cricket. Seven days later his First-Class career concluded at the same venue it began 20 years before, the Basin Reserve.

A Vice President of Cricket Wellington, Trevor remained a staunch supporter of cricket until he passed.


William Trevor Martin, February 19 1925 – August 4 2017