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Ronnie Irani      

Full name Ronald Charles Irani

Born October 26, 1971, Leigh, Lancashire

Current age 42 years 273 days

Major teams England, Essex, Lancashire

Nickname Reggie

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Smithills Comprehensive School

Ronald Charles Irani
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 0 86 41 17.20 168 51.19 0 0 11 0 2 0
ODIs 31 30 5 360 53 14.40 549 65.57 0 1 23 2 6 0
First-class 232 373 49 13472 218 41.58 28 72 79 0
List A 315 293 43 7733 158* 30.93 7 46 83 0
Twenty20 27 26 3 651 100* 28.30 475 137.05 1 4 79 20 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 4 192 112 3 1/22 1/31 37.33 3.50 64.0 0 0 0
ODIs 31 30 1283 989 24 5/26 5/26 41.20 4.62 53.4 1 1 0
First-class 232 20389 10007 339 6/71 29.51 2.94 60.1 9 0
List A 315 10453 7796 309 5/26 5/26 25.22 4.47 33.8 9 4 0
Twenty20 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Birmingham, Jun 6-9, 1996 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 19-22, 1999 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at The Oval, May 23-24, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Durban, Feb 26, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1990
Last First-class Leicestershire v Essex at Leicester, May 16-19, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1992
Last List A Surrey v Essex at Croydon, Jun 3, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Essex v Leicestershire at Nottingham, Aug 12, 2006 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0 Essex v Surrey Croydon 3 Jun 2007 LA
60 Essex v Gloucs Bristol 28 May 2007 LA
40 Essex v Leics Leicester 16 May 2007 FC
90* Essex v Ireland Dublin 13 May 2007 LA
81 Essex v Kent Chelmsford 6 May 2007 LA
34*, 1 Essex v Northants Northampton 2 May 2007 FC
4 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 29 Apr 2007 LA
218 Essex v Glamorgan Chelmsford 25 Apr 2007 FC
144, 28* Essex v Derbyshire Chelmsford 18 Apr 2007 FC
23 Essex v Worcs Chelmsford 12 Apr 2007 Other
Profile

There were few more bristling, bustling allrounders in England than Ronnie Irani, who settled snugly into his role as Mr Essex since leaving Lancashire in 1994. He charged into the wicket, took off at the crease like a less athletic Imran Khan, and, when he resisted the temptation to pitch short, got the ball to swing away from the right-hander. He was a combative batsman in the Dominic Cork mould - but with more shots, particularly off the back foot. Irani muscled his way into the Test team in 1996 against India, and, after helping save the Lord's Test, was dispassionately axed. He went on tour in 1996-97 but had to wait until 1999 for his next - and most recent - Test cap. But at county level Irani is a huge presence, and after an immense start to the 2002 season, he earned a recall to the England one-day side. He struggled in Australia the following winter - one local scribe wondered if he was a Barmy Army member who had got on the wrong bus - but still won a place in the squad for the 2003 World Cup. He played two matches during the tournament and subsequently lost his place. Things then got worse when a long-term knee problem came to a head and, despite trips to a knee specialist in Germany, he was forced to give up bowling during the 2003 domestic season and concentrate on his batting. After Graham Gooch stepped down as the club's head coach prior to the start of the 2005 season, Irani assumed these responsibilities in addition to his role as county captain and flourished in both roles. In 2006 he averaged 59 in the Championship and began 2007 with a career-best 218. But his knee problems took their toll and mid-way through the season Irani announced his retirement and moved into a career of radio DJ and after-dinner speaker.
Lawrence Booth October 2007

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Jul 12, 2007

Ronnie Irani pictured near the Essex County Cricket Club in Clemsford, July 12, 2007

Ronnie Irani pictured near the Essex County Cricket Club in Clemsford

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Apr 26, 2007

Ronnie Irani drives during his double century, Essex v Glamorgan, County Championship, Division Two, Chelmsford, April 26, 2007

Ronnie Irani drives during his double century

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Apr 26, 2007

Ronnie Irani departs after his career-best 218, Essex v Glamorgan, County Championship, Division Two, Chelmsford, April 26, 2007

Ronnie Irani departs after his career-best 218

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby
Jul 26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Glamorgan v Middlesex at Cardiff
Jul 26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester
Jul 26, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Group A: Gloucs v Northants at Cheltenham
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Leics v Derbyshire at Leicester
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Somerset v Durham at Taunton
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Sussex v Notts at Horsham
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Worcs v Essex at Worcester
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton
Jul 27-31, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group B: Surrey v Glamorgan at Guildford
Jul 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group A: Lancashire v Hampshire at Manchester
Jul 27, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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