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Full name David Neil Wade
Born September 27, 1983, Chichester, Sussex
Current age 31 years 183 days
Major teams Gloucestershire 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Education Bishop Luffa Church of England School, Chichester, Sussex; Havant College, Hampshire
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/63, 0/27||Oxfordshire||v Cornwall||Great Tew||5 Aug 2012||Other|
|3/41, 5, 1/23||Oxfordshire||v Dorset||Great Tew||24 Jun 2012||Other|
|1*, 3/98, 0||Glouc 2nd XI||v Glam 2nd XI||Bristol||22 May 2012||Other|
|2/34, 4||Glouc 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Bristol||8 May 2012||Other OD|
|0/36||Glouc 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Bristol||17 Apr 2012||Other|
|1/51, 2||Glouc 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Bristol||16 Apr 2012||Other OD|
|1/36||Gloucs||v Glamorgan||Bristol||23 Mar 2012||Other OD|
|3/27, 0, 2/24||Glouc 2nd XI||v Kent 2nd XI||Bristol||16 Aug 2011||Other|
|0, 0/25||Glouc 2nd XI||v Kent 2nd XI||Bristol||15 Aug 2011||Other OD|
|14, 1/24||Glouc 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Bristol||26 Jul 2011||Other OD|
David Wade swapped bullets for bouncers when he signed a two-year contract with Gloucestershire in December 2010. Wade, a Lance Corporal based near Salisbury with the Royal Signals Corps who had been in the army for six years at the time, was due to return to Afghanistan, where he had seen active service between September 2007 and April 2008, in January 2011 but instead found himself at pre-season training with the county. It was agreed that he would remain in the Army, but continue training with Gloucestershire during the winter and be free to play cricket full time for the whole of the 2011 summer.
Wade was in Hampshire's youth programme until the age of 17 and came to the Gloucestershire's attention playing for Westbury in the West of England Premier League before being invited for a trial in August 2010. Gloucestershire needed to bolster their fast-bowling stocks, having lost Steve Kirby and Gemaal Hussain to Somerset and Anthony Ireland to Middlesex, and were reportedly impressed with Wade's pace, bounce and ability to bowl outswing.
He is yet to make his first-team début, having spent all his time at the club in the second XI, with a second XI Championship best of 2 for 15 against Somerset at Bristol.
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan