Liam Workman

Cricket Boundary Detection Device

20/20 cricket is an exciting hybrid of the sport. The game play involves big hitting and a quick turnover of batsmen.

Hitting a boundary shot can be the difference between winning or losing a game. Making the correct umpire decision is a regular challenge, even with the inclusion of ‘stump cams’ and ‘slow-motion’ technologies.

Liam has identified an area of judging which needs improvement. His design solution is aimed at assisting umpires in deciding whether a boundary can be awarded. A series of sensor technologies have been incorporated in his concept in order to achieve this outcome. The boundary detection device also improves the entertainment factor for the spectators through incorporating flashing LED lights.