Full name David Alan Payne
Born February 15, 1991, Poole, Dorset
Current age 24 years 168 days
Major teams Dorset, England Development XI, England Under-19s, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|First-class debut||Gloucestershire v Derbyshire at Bristol, Apr 8-11, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Derbyshire v Gloucestershire at Derby, May 31-Jun 3, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Hampshire v Gloucestershire at Southampton, Aug 25, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Leicestershire v Gloucestershire at Leicester, Jul 31, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Gloucestershire v Middlesex at Bristol, Jun 27, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Glamorgan v Gloucestershire at Cardiff, Jul 24, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/65||Gloucs||v Leics||Leicester||31 Jul 2015||LA|
|1/58||Gloucs||v Derbyshire||Bristol||29 Jul 2015||LA|
|0/41||Gloucs||v Yorkshire||Scarborough||26 Jul 2015||LA|
|0/17||Gloucs||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||24 Jul 2015||T20|
|4/34, 0, 1/46, 0||Glouc 2nd XI||v Sussx 2nd XI||Eastbourne||23 Jun 2015||Other|
|1/47||Gloucs||v Somerset||Bristol||19 Jun 2015||T20|
|1/46, 7, 2/51||Glouc 2nd XI||v Kent 2nd XI||Bath||16 Jun 2015||Other|
|5/24||Gloucs||v Middlesex||Richmond||14 Jun 2015||T20|
|1/42||Gloucs||v Glamorgan||Bristol||12 Jun 2015||T20|
|2/25||Gloucs||v Essex||Chelmsford||11 Jun 2015||T20|
A brisk left-arm seamer, David Payne hasn't yet developed into a consistent performer that his talent as a teenager suggested he might become but, partly out of necessity, is now taking on a more senior role in the Gloucestershire attack and is especially effective in one-day cricket. He signed a new three-year contract in October 2014.
Payne had already been part of Gloucestershire's academy for a year before he was first picked for England Under-19s' trip to South Africa in January 2009 and at the end of the year found his way onto the ECB Elite Player Development Programme. He played five of England's six matches at the 2010 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand and took 10 wickets at 14.20.
That summer he was given his chance for Gloucestershire in one-day cricket and took 7 for 29 - including four wickets in four balls - against Essex at Chelmsford in a 40-over match. It was the best haul by a Gloucestershire bowler in one-day cricket. At the end of the season he signed a three-year contract.
He started 2011 in fine style, scoring an unbeaten 46 from No. 10 and taking 5 for 76 to help Gloucestershire to a seven-wicket win over Derbyshire in the County Championship. Payne took 42 wickets at 30.90 that season and averaged 22.90 from 22 wickets in 2012. But 2013 was difficult for him and he returned only 18 wickets at 50.94. That winter he attended the Darren Lehmann academy in Adelaide but his trip was cut short by an ankle injury. A bruised heel also hampered his 2014 season but he came back in the second half to take 17 wickets at just 16.41 to help Gloucestershire to the quarter-final of the Royal London Cup.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2010,2011
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?