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Full name Jaik Charles Mickleburgh
Born March 30, 1990, Norwich, Norfolk
Current age 24 years 121 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Mid West Rhinos, Norfolk
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|First-class debut||Leicestershire v Essex at Leicester, Aug 27-28, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Essex v Glamorgan at Chelmsford, Jun 1-4, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Essex v Yorkshire at Chelmsford, Apr 25, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Essex v Derbyshire at Colchester, Aug 25, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Jun 10, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford, Jul 12, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|122*, 27||Essex 2nd XI||v Nthants 2nd||Coggeshall||22 Jul 2014||Other|
|146||Essex 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Bishop's Stortford||24 Jun 2014||Other|
|12||Essex 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Bishop's Stortford||23 Jun 2014||Other OD|
|9||Essex 2nd XI||v Unicorns||Billericay||17 Jun 2014||Other OD|
|2||Essex||v Glamorgan||Chelmsford||1 Jun 2014||FC|
|23||Essex||v Surrey||Chelmsford||25 May 2014||FC|
|39, 10||Essex||v Worcs||Worcester||18 May 2014||FC|
|19||Essex 2nd XI||v Leics 2nd XI||Chelmsford||15 May 2014||Other T20|
|20||Essex 2nd XI||v Leics 2nd XI||Chelmsford||15 May 2014||Other T20|
|12||Essex 2nd XI||v Unicorns||Chelmsford||14 May 2014||Other T20|
Jaik Mickleburgh is a top-order batsman who, along with Tom Westley, presents Essex with their best chance of developing a home-grown replacement for England's Test and ODI captain, Alastair Cook. Playing against an England XI ahead of the 2013 Ashes, Mickleburgh made 90 and 58 (although the match had its first-class status removed), before going on to have his most productive spell in county cricket, including a career-best 243 against Leicestershire.
Despite having started the season out of the side, due to the signing of Rob Quiney as overseas player, Mickleburgh finished 2013 as Essex's leading Championship run-scorer with 829 at an average of 41.45. He had spent the previous winter playing for Mid West Rhinos in Zimbabwe, with limited success, looking to reinvigorate his game after three years as a first-team regular while averaging in the twenties.
Mickleburgh learnt much of his cricket playing for Horsford CC where the senior pros, Paul Newman, the ex-Derbyshire player, and Chris Brown from Lancashire, helped nurture him. He came through the Essex academy, playing Minor Counties cricket with Norfolk, and made his first-team debut in September 2007 in the Twenty20 Floodlit Cup. He was awarded a full-time professional contract the following year and made a half-century on Championship debut in August 2008. Injuries meant he only made a handful of appearances in 2009, but Mickleburgh had developed enough to be part of England's Under-19 set-up and was also part of the England performance squad over the winter of 2009-10.
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