Josh Poysden      

Full name Joshua Edward Poysden

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

Current age 25 years 293 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 10 8 2 71 47 11.83 169 42.01 0 0 13 0 2 0
List A 23 12 5 33 10* 4.71 55 60.00 0 0 2 0 6 0
Twenty20 19 9 8 13 9* 13.00 10 130.00 0 0 1 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 10 16 1095 752 21 5/53 8/133 35.80 4.12 52.1 1 1 0
List A 23 23 921 910 24 3/33 3/33 37.91 5.92 38.3 0 0 0
Twenty20 19 17 306 386 11 4/51 4/51 35.09 7.56 27.8 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Cambridge MCCU v Essex at Cambridge, Apr 2-4, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Sep 6-8, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Somerset v Unicorns at Taunton, May 5, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Derbyshire v Warwickshire at Derby, May 10, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Warwickshire v Leicestershire at Birmingham, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester, Jul 29, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Warwcks 2nd v Notts 2nd XI Nottingham 15 May 2017 Other
0/30 Warwickshire v Derbyshire Derby 10 May 2017 LA
0/62, 2 Warwcks 2nd v Yorks 2nd XI York 8 May 2017 Other OD
2/57, 0 Warwickshire v Notts Birmingham 5 May 2017 LA
1/52, 0 Warwickshire v Leics Leicester 2 May 2017 LA
1, 2/37 Warwcks 2nd v Notts 2nd XI Solihull 28 Apr 2017 Other OD
1/70, 3* Warwcks 2nd v Worcs 2nd XI Solihull 25 Apr 2017 Other OD
0/36, 0* Warwcks 2nd v Worcs 2nd XI Worcester 18 Apr 2017 Other
2/46 Warwcks 2nd v MCC YC Northwood 13 Apr 2017 Other OD
42, 2/87, 13*, 2/34 Warwcks 2nd v MCC YC High Wycombe 10 Apr 2017 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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Apr 3, 2017

Josh Poysden, James Franklin, Charlotte Edwards and Graeme White at the season launch, Merchant Taylors' School, April 3, 2017

Josh Poysden, James Franklin, Charlotte Edwards and Graeme White at the season launch

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Aug 31, 2016

Josh Poysden walks off after taking his maiden five-for, Warwickshire v Middlesex, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 1st day, August 31, 2016

Josh Poysden walks off after taking his maiden five-for

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Aug 17, 2016

Legspinner Josh Poysden picked up three key wickets, Warwickshire v Essex, Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-finals, Edgbaston, August 17, 2016

Legspinner Josh Poysden picked up three key wickets

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 532/8 (141 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 215/3 (80 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 225/6 (59 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 116/0 (35 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 53/2 (18 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 37/1 (10.3 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 39/0 (10 ov, target 259)
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