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Josh Poysden      

Full name Joshua Edward Poysden

Born August 8, 1991, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex

Current age 24 years 296 days

Major teams Cambridge MCCU, Hampshire 2nd XI, Sussex 2nd XI, Warwickshire, Warwickshire 2nd XI

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Education Cardinal Newman; ARU

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 6 4 0 63 47 15.75 144 43.75 0 0 12 0 2 0
List A 13 6 3 20 10* 6.66 31 64.51 0 0 1 0 4 0
Twenty20 10 4 4 1 1* - 2 50.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 6 10 653 444 6 3/20 3/25 74.00 4.07 108.8 0 0 0
List A 13 13 471 455 13 3/33 3/33 35.00 5.79 36.2 0 0 0
Twenty20 10 10 210 253 8 4/51 4/51 31.62 7.22 26.2 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Cambridge MCCU v Essex at Cambridge, Apr 2-4, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham, May 22-25, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Somerset v Unicorns at Taunton, May 5, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Warwickshire v Hampshire at Birmingham, Aug 5, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Warwickshire v Leicestershire at Birmingham, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 24, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/15 Warwickshire v Durham Birmingham 22 May 2016 FC
0/9 Warwcks 2nd v Durham 2nd Birmingham 16 May 2016 Other T20
1/29, 2 Warwcks 2nd v Durham 2nd Birmingham 16 May 2016 Other T20
2/27 Warwcks 2nd v Notts 2nd XI Birmingham 5 May 2016 Other T20
0/35 Warwcks 2nd v Notts 2nd XI Birmingham 5 May 2016 Other T20
0*, 6/47 Warwcks 2nd v Unicorns Coventry 4 May 2016 Other OD
1/17 Warwcks 2nd v Nthants 2nd Finedon 3 May 2016 Other T20
2/20 Warwcks 2nd v Nthants 2nd Finedon 3 May 2016 Other T20
3/8 Warwcks 2nd v Lancs 2nd XI Sale 28 Apr 2016 Other T20
22, 0/41 Warwcks 2nd v Lancs 2nd XI Manchester 25 Apr 2016 Other
Profile

Although originally playing club cricket as a wicketkeeper, Josh Poysden was inspired to take-up leg-spin by watching Mushtaq Ahmed at Sussex. He soon impressed with his calm temperament and impressive control but saw his progress halted at his native Sussex - where he had represented the academy and second team - by the presence of Will Beer at the club. While studying at Anglia Ruskin University, however, he represented Cambridge MCCU - he made his first-class debut in 2011 - and impressed sufficiently to win selection for the Unicorns. Although not a big turner of the ball, his control helped him win selection for the Unicorns team before earning a trial at Warwickshire in 2014. Taking the opportunity offered by injury to other spinners at the club and a series of dry pitches, Poysden soon made himself a valuable member of the limited-overs squad and was offered a one-year deal for 2015. He played the majority of the club's T20 Blast games in 2015 and, while his Championship debut was chastening - he took 1-165 on a flat wicket that saw only 12 wickets fall in a four-day game - his T20 economy rate (he conceded 7.09 an over) was enough to win him a new two-year deal towards the end of the season. Poysden also claimed a catch to dismiss Mitchell Starc off the bowling of Moeen Ali was fielding as a substitute during the third Investec Ashes Test at Edgbaston in 2015 and, while playing Grade cricket in Sydney with Gordon CC, took the wicket of Michael Clarke on his comeback from injury ahead of the World Cup. He returned to Sydney in 2015-16 to represent Northern District CC, the same club as Brad Haddin and Nathan Lyon. George Dobell

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Jul 31, 2015

Substitute fielder Josh Poysden came on to the field, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day, July 31, 2015

Substitute fielder Josh Poysden came on to the field

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Apr 7, 2015

Warwickshire's Josh Poysden, April 2015

Warwickshire's Josh Poysden

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County Results
Somerset v Surrey at Lord's - Sep 17, 2011
Surrey won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Sep 12-15, 2011
Glamorgan won by 8 wickets
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Sep 12-15, 2011
Durham won by 151 runs
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton - Sep 12-15, 2011
Match drawn
Leics v Middlesex at Leicester - Sep 12-15, 2011
Middlesex won by 5 wickets
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 12-15, 2011
Sussex won by an innings and 5 runs
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - Sep 12-15, 2011
Lancashire won by 8 wickets
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