Full name Oliver Peter Stone
Born October 9, 1993, Norwich, Norfolk
Current age 23 years 107 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Norfolk, Norfolk Under-17s, Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire 2nd XI, Northamptonshire Under-17s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Relation Brother - JA Stone
|First-class debut||Yorkshire v Northamptonshire at Leeds, May 30-Jun 2, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Northamptonshire v Essex at Northampton, May 28-31, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Northamptonshire v Warwickshire at Northampton, May 27, 2012 scorecard|
|Last List A||Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Northampton, Aug 17, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Durham v Northamptonshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 14, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 3, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/11||Northants||v Worcs||Northampton||3 Jun 2016||T20|
|19, 1/93||Northants||v Essex||Northampton||28 May 2016||FC|
|1/39||Northants||v Derbyshire||Northampton||27 May 2016||T20|
|1/40||Northants||v Leics||Leicester||20 May 2016||T20|
|0/75, 60, 0/19||Northants||v Kent||Northampton||15 May 2016||FC|
|4/56, 4, 1/39||Northants||v Leics||Leicester||8 May 2016||FC|
|15, 1/5||Nthants 2nd||v Warwcks 2nd||Finedon||3 May 2016||Other T20|
|22, 0/7||Nthants 2nd||v Warwcks 2nd||Finedon||3 May 2016||Other T20|
|1/32||Norfolk||v Lincolnshire||Horsford||1 May 2016||Other OD|
|4/57||Northants||v Oxford MCCU||Oxford||5 Apr 2016||FC|
Olly Stone's injury-troubled career was encapsulated by his last moments as a Northants player. He damaged anterior cruciate ligaments and damaged his cartilage when he landed awkwardly while celebrating the dismissal of Moeen Ali in a NatWest Blast tie against Worcestershire and missed the rest of the season in embarrassing circumstances. The possibility that he could spend up to a year out of the game did not dissuade nine counties from chasing his signature before he opted to join Warwickshire on a three-year deal.
England would be watching Stone's recovery with concern, too, because he bowled some of the fastest spells in county cricket in 2015 and was selected for an England Performance Programme development camp bin South Africa before he was beset by the back trouble that had also afflicted him earlier in his career. The highlight was a career-best 5 for 44 against Kent, extolled by his captain Alex Wakely as one of the quickest spells he had seen while in the field.
Stone, from Norwich, starred for England Under-19s on their tour of South Africa in February 2013 and registered the best match bowling figures for England in a youth Test with a return of 11 for 79 against South Africa Under-19s in Paarl. He broke the record set by Richard Pearson in 1991. He also filled in as skipper for Shiv Thakor. Northants increasingly benefited from his developing threat. In five Championship matches in Northants' abject Division One season in 2014 he was not overawed by the experience and, approaching his 21st birthday, finished top of the county's Championship averages.
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