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Full name Ross Andrew Whiteley
Born September 13, 1988, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Current age 26 years 103 days
Major teams Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, Worcestershire, Worcestershire 2nd XI
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
Education Repton School
Relation Brother - AJ Whiteley
|First-class debut||Leicestershire v Derbyshire at Leicester, Sep 24-26, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Leicestershire v Worcestershire at Leicester, Jun 15-18, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff, Sep 8, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Leicestershire v Worcestershire at Leicester, Aug 14, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Derbyshire v Durham at Derby, Jun 10, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Surrey v Worcestershire at The Oval, Aug 2, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/51, 60, 0/20, 0||Worcs 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Worcester||1 Sep 2014||Other|
|24, 3/27, 1/31||Worcs 2nd XI||v Nthants 2nd||Kidderminster||20 Aug 2014||Other|
|22, 0/5||Worcs||v Leics||Leicester||14 Aug 2014||LA|
|12, 0/15||Worcs||v Gloucs||Worcester||13 Aug 2014||LA|
|-||Worcs||v Hampshire||Southampton||11 Aug 2014||LA|
|1/61, 45*||Worcs||v Lancashire||Worcester||9 Aug 2014||LA|
|13, 0/18||Worcs||v Yorkshire||Leeds||7 Aug 2014||LA|
|1/30||Worcs 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Kenilworth||4 Aug 2014||Other OD|
|17||Worcs||v Surrey||The Oval||2 Aug 2014||T20|
|53||Worcs||v Derbyshire||Worcester||31 Jul 2014||LA|
When Ross Whiteley swept the six that saw Derbyshire promoted as Division Two champions at the end of 2012, it seemed the club had developed an all-rounder who would serve them well for a decade or more.
But although Whiteley's raw talent has never been questioned - he can hit the ball miles, fields athletically and bowls his left-arm seam with, at times, surprising pace - it has not always been easy to translate it into consistent performances.
After graduating through the Derbyshire youth system, Whitley was given a first team opportunity in 2008. He had to wait another couple of years for another first-class opportunity but seemed to have broken through in 2011 - he averaged just over 40 and scored a couple of centuries - and then played a valuable role in the club's promotion challenge the following season.
But after representing England in the Hong Kong Sixes that winter, he fell out with the Derbyshire management midway through the 2013 season (he lost his place in the side and they differed on his plans for the winter) and moved to Worcestershire on a three-year deal. Despite some eye-catching demonstrations of his ability - he thrashed 84 in 38 balls with nine sixes against his old side to help Worcestershire into the T20 quarter-finals - as of the end of 2014, his talent was still largely untapped.
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