Andy Needham      

Full name Andrew Needham

Born March 23, 1957, Calow, Derbyshire

Current age 57 years 184 days

Major teams Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Surrey

Nickname Needers

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Ecclesbourne Grammar School; Paisley Grammar School; Watford Grammar School

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 109 156 23 3077 138 23.13 4 12 50 0
List A 90 69 9 1082 55 18.03 0 3 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 109 10753 5373 124 6/30 43.33 2.99 86.7 6 0
List A 90 2257 1545 50 4/32 4/32 30.90 4.10 45.1 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1977-1988
List A span 1978-1991
Profile

An offspinning allrounder, Andy Needham was almost an Oval veteran by the time he secured a regular slot in their first team in 1982. In his third match of the summer he scored 134* against Lancashire batting at No. 9, adding 172 for the tenth wicket with Robin Jackman, and then took 5 for 91. He was in and out the side in 1983 and 1984, but in 1985 he scored three hundreds and passed 1000 runs for the only time (1223 runs coming at 38.21). In 1986 he again struggled and at the end of the summer surprised many by moving north to join Middlesex. He stayed two seasons, becoming more of a utility player in one-dayers. He subsequently coached at Watford Grammar where he had been a pupil.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - Sep 23-26
Derbyshire 289 Leics 24/1
Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford - Sep 23-26
Worcs 84 Essex 198/3
Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff - Sep 23-26
Hampshire 357
Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury - Sep 23-26
Gloucs 179 Kent 83/4
Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester - Sep 23-26
Middlesex 214
Northants v Sussex at Northampton - Sep 23-26
Sussex 300/7
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - Sep 23-26
Durham 201 Warwickshire 77/1
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 23-26
Yorkshire 241/9
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