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Full name David Daniel Masters
Born April 22, 1978, Chatham, Kent
Current age 36 years 242 days
Major teams Essex, Kent, Leicestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Last First-class||Essex v Worcestershire at Chelmsford, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||2000|
|Last List A||Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Aug 28, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Leicestershire v Yorkshire at Leicester, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Aug 2, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/18, 18, 1/54||Essex||v Worcs||Chelmsford||23 Sep 2014||FC|
|2/43, 26, 3/15||Essex||v Leics||Leicester||15 Sep 2014||FC|
|3/44, 0, 2/28||Essex||v Kent||Chelmsford||9 Sep 2014||FC|
|1/70, 4||Essex||v Warwickshire||Chelmsford||28 Aug 2014||LA|
|2/54||Essex||v Northants||Northampton||21 Aug 2014||LA|
|6, 3/51||Essex||v Hampshire||Chelmsford||13 Aug 2014||LA|
|4/34||Essex||v Yorkshire||Scarborough||11 Aug 2014||LA|
|1/31||Essex||v Gloucs||Chelmsford||8 Aug 2014||LA|
|1/35||Essex||v Lancashire||Chelmsford||5 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/40||Essex||v Warwickshire||Chelmsford||2 Aug 2014||T20|
A cricketer seemingly destined to be damned with faint praise - descriptions of a nagging medium-paced journeyman might have been designed specifically - David Masters earned prominence in 2011. He decimated Leicestershire (one of his old counties) with 8 for 10 as they were bowled out for 34 at Southend.
Masters has always been a dependable county performer, but a move to Essex at the start of the 2008 season seemed to spur him on. At the age of 33, he claimed 93 first-class wickets at 18.13 in 2011 - an average he bettered the following campaign. Passing 500 first-class wickets - with more than 300 coming in six seasons with Essex - was fitting reward for Masters' skill, consistency and longevity.
Masters began his career with Kent before a four-year spell with Leicestershire, followed by a little-heralded switch to Chelmsford, where he soon became the metronomically reliable leader of Essex's attack in four-day cricket. His lack of pace makes him somewhat less effective in the shorter formats, but no county batsman doubts Masters' undemonstrative virtues.
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