Full name Steven Andrew Patterson
Born October 3, 1983, Beverley Westwood Hospital
Current age 32 years 268 days
Major teams Yorkshire, Yorkshire 2nd XI, Yorkshire Cricket Board
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Education Malet Lambert School; St Mary's Sixth Form College; Leeds University
|First-class debut||Yorkshire v Bangladesh A at Leeds, Aug 3-5, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street, Jun 20-23, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||2003|
|Last List A||Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Leicestershire v Yorkshire at Leicester, Jun 26, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street, Jun 24, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3||Yorkshire||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||24 Jun 2016||T20|
|6/56, 0, 2/77||Yorkshire||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||20 Jun 2016||FC|
|0/29||Yorkshire||v Derbyshire||Leeds||19 Jun 2016||T20|
|-||Yorkshire||v Lancashire||Manchester||15 Jun 2016||LA|
|1/49||Yorkshire||v Northants||Scarborough||14 Jun 2016||LA|
|-||Yorkshire||v Derbyshire||Chesterfield||12 Jun 2016||LA|
|-||Yorkshire||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||10 Jun 2016||T20|
|0*, 0/29||Yorkshire||v Worcs||Leeds||7 Jun 2016||LA|
|2/35||Yorkshire||v Lancashire||Manchester||3 Jun 2016||T20|
|45, 2/22, 1, 1/26||Yorkshire||v Lancashire||Leeds||29 May 2016||FC|
Steven Patterson is a tall seamer who has been a largely unsung, but important, components of the Yorkshire side which by winning back-to-back Championships in 2014 and 2015 finally fulfilled its potential. Hull has not produced many Yorkshire cricketers, but in Patterson the city had delivered a rangy seam bowler whose steadying influence and reliability won much professional respect.
He made his Yorkshire debut in 2005 against Bangladesh A, receiving his second XI cap the following year. He began to show evidence of his ability at senior level in 2009 and, when Ajmal Shahzad and Tim Bresnan were away on England duty in the early part of the 2010 season, Patterson seized the opportunity to impress. He finished the summer with 45 first-class victims at 26.68. After the season finished, Patterson ran the New York Marathon to raise money for the British Lung Foundation following the deaths of two cousins to lung disease.
Patterson's 2011 season was hampered by injuries and proved less successful, yielding only 21 wickets at 46.33 from 11 first-class matches, but he returned to his best and perhaps beyond in 2012 when he responded to being left out at the start of the season amid extra competition for places by topping 50 first-class wickets for the first time in his career as Yorkshire's leading wicket-taker as they achieved promotion to Division One a year after being relegated.
That improvement continued: Patterson's 48 Championship wickets at 20.81 included a career-best match haul of 8 for 94 in a comprehensive win over Leicestershire at Scarborough in May and were double the amount taken by any of his colleagues. He confirmed his reliability with similar returns in the two Championship seasons that followed, the settling influence in a powerful Yorkshire attack.
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane
Visibility is good, so is durability, and while it does swing a fair amount, it ought to spin as well