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Tony Pigott      

Full name Anthony Charles Shackleton Pigott

Born June 4, 1958, Fulham, London

Current age 56 years 54 days

Major teams England, Surrey, Sussex, Wellington

Nickname Lester

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Coach

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Harrow School

Anthony Charles Shackleton Pigott
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 1 12 8* 12.00 36 33.33 0 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 260 317 66 4841 104* 19.28 1 20 121 0
List A 270 162 58 1727 53 16.60 0 2 82 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 102 75 2 2/75 2/75 37.50 4.41 51.0 0 0 0
First-class 260 38053 20831 672 7/74 30.99 3.28 56.6 26 2
List A 270 12247 9198 377 5/24 5/24 24.39 4.50 32.4 5 3 0
Career statistics
Only Test New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Feb 3-5, 1984 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1978-1995
List A span 1978-1996
Profile

Harrovian Tony Pigott's one Test appearance came about by virtue of him being in the right place at the right time. In 1983-84 he was playing for Wellington when England, hit by a late injury crisis, drafted him into the side for the Christchurch Test. The situation was further complicated as Pigott was due to be married, and he had to postpone the ceremony. The match was a disaster for England who were bowled out for 82 and 93, losing in under 12 hours - Pigott took 2 for 75. On his day, he was a reasonable brisk right-arm bowler, and also capable of powerful lower middle-order biffing. His first three wickets consisted of a hat-trick against Surrey in 1978, and there were those who felt he could become a good allrounder. But he was increasingly hampered by back injuries, and his career fizzled out after he moved from Sussex to Surrey. He took over coaching the 2nd XI at The Oval, and in 1997 returned to Sussex as chief executive after being instrumental in a coup to oust the existing committee. But it was not a happy homecoming. He struggled with the complexities of the role, and resigned in 1999 after being increasingly marginalised, citing personal reasons. He now runs a pub in Hurstpierpoint.
Martin Williamson

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Apr 29, 2014

Tony Pigott and David Capel inspect the pitch, Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire, County Championship, Trent Bridge, 3rd day, April 29, 2014

Tony Pigott and David Capel inspect the pitch

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Tony Pigott

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Northants v Worcs at Milton Keynes
Jul 29, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Notts v Somerset at Nottingham
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Group A: Yorkshire v Gloucs at Leeds
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Group B: Kent v Durham at Canterbury
Jul 29, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Group B: Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham
Jul 29, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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