Louis Patrick “Lou” Rowan was born on May 2, 1925, and died on February 3, 2017.
He was an Australian Test cricket match umpire and umpired the first One Day International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 5 January 1971.
He has umpired 25 Test matches between 1963 and 1971 and became Australia’s senior umpire after the retirement of Col Egar.
Whilst a Detective Sergeant with the Queensland drug squad, Rowan took no nonsense and was inclined to stand on his authority.
Rowan’s first match was with Umpire Bill Smyth between Australian and England at Sydney on 11 January to 15 January 1963.
Lou Rowan passed away at 91 years old.