Adrian Holdstock was named the Umpire of the Year at this week’s Cricket South Africa awards for the 2020-21 season.
Holdstock won the same award in 2019-20 – and is involved in the ongoing series between Netherlands and Ireland in Utrecht.
“It gives me a feeling of honour and great pride that I have been able to make a solid contribution to the excellence of CSA umpiring,” he said at the time.
“To be acknowledged as Umpire of the Year by CSA and the respective stakeholders provides oneself with a feeling of fulfillment.
“I have to acknowledge all my fellow match officials for their unwavering support and commitment to our beautiful game, thereby, ensuring that cricket played in South Africa is at the highest level within the laws and the spirit of the game.
“Umpiring is a long journey with many sacrifices made along the way. I am grateful that I have been afforded an opportunity to enjoy a career in cricket that has been part of my life forever.”
Holdstock has stood in two Tests, 24 ODIs and 33 T20Is – and has been the third umpire in several others.
Lubabalo Gcuma, meanwhile, was named the 2020-21 Umpires’ Umpire of the Year.