Josh Tongue      

Full name Joshua Charles Tongue

Born November 15, 1997

Current age 20 years 243 days

Major teams England Under-19s, Worcestershire, Worcestershire 2nd XI, Worcestershire Academy, Worcestershire Under-13s, Worcestershire Under-14s, Worcestershire Under-15s, Worcestershire Under-17s

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Brother - RB Tongue

Joshua Charles Tongue
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 20 27 5 237 41 10.77 522 45.40 0 0 30 0 2 0
List A 7 3 2 12 11* 12.00 18 66.66 0 0 1 0 1 0
T20s Insights on t20 5 2 2 3 2* - 2 150.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 20 35 3071 1766 72 6/97 9/98 24.52 3.45 42.6 4 3 0
List A 7 7 273 299 8 2/46 2/46 37.37 6.57 34.1 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 5 5 84 122 3 2/32 2/32 40.66 8.71 28.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Oxford MCCU v Worcestershire at Oxford, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2016 scorecard
Last First-class Worcestershire v Essex at Worcester, May 11-13, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Worcestershire v Yorkshire at Worcester, May 5, 2017 scorecard
Last List A Worcestershire v Lancashire at Worcester, May 27, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Worcestershire v Durham at Worcester, Jul 30, 2017 scorecard
Last T20s Lancashire v Worcestershire at Manchester, Aug 16, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/48 Worcs v Lancashire Worcester 27 May 2018 LA
1/43 Worcs v Durham Gosforth 25 May 2018 LA
1/46 Worcs v Derbyshire Worcester 19 May 2018 LA
4/45, 12*, 5/53, 3 Worcs v Essex Worcester 11 May 2018 FC
1/88, 9, 0/28 Worcs v Surrey The Oval 4 May 2018 FC
2*, 4/81, 21 Worcs v Notts Worcester 27 Apr 2018 FC
2/42, 10, 1/67, 34 Worcs v Somerset Taunton 20 Apr 2018 FC
2/61, 4, 2/40, 4 Worcs v Hampshire Southampton 13 Apr 2018 FC
10, 2/25, 0/58 Worcs v Durham Worcester 25 Sep 2017 FC
2/60, 10, 2/36 Worcs v Leics Worcester 12 Sep 2017 FC
Profile

An outstanding debut season saw Josh Tongue announce himself as one of the outstanding fast bowling prospects in English cricket. Tongue, aged just 19, finished the 2017 Championship campaign having played a huge role in Worcestershire's promotion, made his England U19 Test debut and won a place in the England Lions squad to Australia. After taking a five-wicket haul on Championship debut against Glamorgan at the start of April (he had previously played one first-class game against Oxford MCCU in 2016), he kept his place for the entire campaign and finished with 47 Championship wickets. Central to that success was his sharp pace and bounce generated from a high, easy action. With a cricket coach for a father, Tongue first represented the Worcestershire U10 side when he was aged just six and progressed through every stage of the club's youth system. A good enough batsman to have scored 150 in the Birmingham League, his progress was delayed by a stress fracture of the back that necessitated surgery during the 2016 season. Having proved his recovery, Tongue signed a new four-year contract with Worcestershire (lasting until the end of 2021) in July 2017.
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Apr 13, 2018

Josh Tongue celebrates a wicket, County Championship, Division One, Hampshire v Worcestershire, Ageas Bowl, 1st day, April 13, 2018

Josh Tongue celebrates a wicket

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