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Ed Giddins      

Full name Edward Simon Hunter Giddins

Born July 20, 1971, Eastbourne, Sussex

Current age 43 years 4 days

Major teams England, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire

Nickname Geezer

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Eastbourne College

Edward Simon Hunter Giddins
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 3 10 7 2.50 56 17.85 0 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 147 175 74 534 34 5.28 0 0 22 0
List A 192 72 33 107 13* 2.74 0 0 36 0
Twenty20 5 2 0 1 1 0.50 8 12.50 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 6 444 240 12 5/15 7/42 20.00 3.24 37.0 0 1 0
First-class 147 25376 13562 478 6/47 28.37 3.20 53.0 22 2
List A 192 8887 6483 229 5/20 5/20 28.31 4.37 38.8 4 2 0
Twenty20 5 5 66 109 2 1/19 1/19 54.50 9.90 33.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 19-22, 1999 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Birmingham, Jun 15-17, 2000 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 1991
Last First-class Hampshire v Gloucestershire at Southampton, Jun 27-30, 2003 scorecard
List A debut 1991
Last List A Northamptonshire v Hampshire at Northampton, Jul 6, 2003 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Sussex at Southampton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Hampshire v Surrey at Southampton, Jun 24, 2003 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/52 PCA XI v Aus Masters Wormsley 8 Sep 2009 Other T20
- Lashings XI v Sth Northumb Gosforth 2 Jul 2008 Other OD
- Lashings XI v Ireland Wicklow 22 Jun 2008 Other T20
0/20 Lashings XI v Cambridge U Cambridge 12 Jun 2008 Other OD
Profile

He has been banned for cocaine use, no-balled for throwing, and ultimately kicked-out for five years for placing a bet on his county to lose a match (to be fair to him, it should be stressed that he was not playing in the game), but he always had a permanent twinkle in his eye: Giddins was as chequered and cheeky as they come. A wet-wicket specialist, he could get the ball to swing both ways with a busy action. He played one Test in 1999, and, in his second, the following summer, promptly won the match award against Zimbabwe at Lord's. Two unproductive Tests later he was dropped: when the ball didn't swing, Giddins was cannon fodder (although his bowling average remained surprisingly low). He had joined Warwickshire in 1998 after the drugs scandal cost him his job at Sussex and earned him an 18-month ban (Giddins raised money while serving his drugs ban by setting up a business selling Christmas trees with his team-mate Nadeem Shahid) but his form fell away after England ditched him in 2000, and he moved to Surrey, and then Hampshire, until his early retirement during the 2003 season. His batting was in the sub-rabbit class: in his first Test he fought with Phil Tufnell and Alan Mullally for the No. 11 spot - and won. He was once nominated as one of Britain's most eligible bachelors, prepared for one summer with a trip up the Amazon, and even spent £10,000 of his own money one winter to try and improve his fitness and international chances. But, sadly, he will be remembered as much for his off-field activities as for his achievements on it.
Martin Williamson

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May 16, 2004

Ed Giddins

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Feb 17, 2004

Ed Giddins looking red-faced 2001

Ed Giddins looking red-faced 2001

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May 25, 2003

Ed Giddins oblidges the young autograph hunters

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