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Anthony Ireland      

Full name Anthony John Ireland

Born August 30, 1984, Masvingo

Current age 29 years 237 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Midlands, Southern Rocks

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Anthony John Ireland
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 26 13 5 30 8* 3.75 101 29.70 0 0 2 0 2 0
T20Is 1 1 1 2 2* - 3 66.66 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 44 66 18 337 52 7.02 968 34.81 0 1 10 0
List A 78 40 17 179 27 7.78 328 54.57 0 0 15 3 9 0
Twenty20 50 18 9 76 23 8.44 87 87.35 0 0 2 4 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 26 26 1326 1115 38 3/41 3/41 29.34 5.04 34.8 0 0 0
T20Is 1 1 18 33 1 1/33 1/33 33.00 11.00 18.0 0 0 0
First-class 44 6474 3965 127 7/36 31.22 3.67 50.9 3 4 1
List A 78 3271 3008 95 4/16 4/16 31.66 5.51 34.4 2 0 0
Twenty20 50 49 919 1311 57 4/11 4/11 23.00 8.55 16.1 2 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Aug 24, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Zimbabwe at Kingston, Mar 19, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class Kent v Leicestershire at Canterbury, Apr 20-23, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Midlands v Matabeleland at Kwekwe, Nov 22, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Leicestershire v Unicorns at Leicester, Aug 18, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Leicestershire v Yorkshire at Leicester, Jul 28, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
52, 2/47, 0, 1/11 Leics v Kent Canterbury 20 Apr 2014 FC
0/16 Leics v Oxford MCCU Oxford 26 Mar 2014 Other
1/51, 6 Leics v Unicorns Leicester 18 Aug 2013 LA
7, 1/43 Leics v Gloucs Bristol 13 Aug 2013 LA
0/48, 6* Leics v Yorkshire Leicester 11 Aug 2013 LA
1/15 Leics v Yorkshire Leicester 28 Jul 2013 T20
4/11 Leics v Derbyshire Derby 26 Jul 2013 T20
1/24 Leics v Durham Chester-le-Street 25 Jul 2013 T20
2*, 1/16 Leics v Lancashire Leicester 23 Jul 2013 T20
0, 1/109, 13 Leics v Essex Chelmsford 17 Jul 2013 FC
Profile

Anthony Ireland is a tall fast-medium seamer from the Midlands area of Zimbabwe. After some opportunities at junior levels, Ireland decided to improve his game in club cricket in England, and after the player rebellion of 2004 was given more opportunities to perform in Logan Cup cricket, and was included in the national team squad the following year. He struggled on his first tour, to West Indies, breaking his left hand in practice at the start of the programme. When he recovered, he struggled with his length and tended to bowl too short, which proved fatal against batsmen as adept with the pull as most West Indians. He secured a more regular place at the end of 2006 and was included in Zimbabwe's World Cup squad, although he made only one appearance.

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Jul 5, 2013

Anthony Ireland claimed his fourth wicket by bowling Gareth Breese, Leicestershire v Durham, FLt20, North Group, Grace Road, July 5, 2013

Anthony Ireland claimed his fourth wicket by bowling Gareth Breese

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Jun 29, 2013

Anthony Ireland bowled a tidy spell of 1 for 24, Leicestershire v Derbyshire, Friends Life t20, North Group, Grace Road, June, 29, 2013

Anthony Ireland bowled a tidy spell of 1 for 24

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Jun 28, 2010

Anthony Ireland prospered on a good day for Gloucestershire's bowlers, Gloucestershire v Middlesex, County Championship, Division Two, Bristol, June 28, 2010

Anthony Ireland prospered on a good day for Gloucestershire's bowlers

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County Results
Somerset v Warwickshire at Lord's - Sep 18, 2010
Warwickshire won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Gloucs v Surrey at Bristol - Sep 13-16, 2010
Surrey won by 10 runs
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton - Sep 13-16, 2010
Warwickshire won by 10 wickets
Lancashire v Notts at Manchester - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Sep 13-16, 2010
Leics won by 10 wickets
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 13-16, 2010
Worcs won by 4 wickets
Yorkshire v Kent at Leeds - Sep 13-16, 2010
Kent won by 4 wickets
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