Tony Mackintosh

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Tony Mackintosh
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Full nameEdward Charles Anthony Mackintosh
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Tests  umpired 8 (1964–1973)
Source: Cricinfo, 10 July 2013

Tony Mackintosh is a former New Zealand cricket umpire. He stood in eight Test matches between 1964 and 1973. [1]

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References

  1. "Tony Mackintosh". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2013-07-10.