Edward Carpenter      

Full name Edward James Carpenter

Born September 10, 1982, Hammersmith, London

Current age 36 years 94 days

Major teams Durham MCCU

Nickname Woody, Pieman

Playing role 12th man

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Fielding position Long stop

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Marlborough College, Durham University

Edward James Carpenter
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 3 4 1 0 0* 0.00 18 0.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 3 319 155 1 1/47 155.00 2.91 319.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Durham v Durham UCCE at Chester-le-Street, Apr 10-12, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Derbyshire v Durham UCCE at Derby, Jun 9-11, 2004 scorecard

A promising spinner in his youth, Carpenter has sadly developed the yips in recent years. He has flirted with the idea of becoming a slow medium bowler in the past, but stopped because he found this too much effort. Carpenter made his name pioneering a revolutionary form of 'spin' bowling where he made absolutely no effort to turn the ball, simply firing it in at the batsman's legs. His statistics tell the tale of his batting, it is worth noting that they have not even been doctored, and he is a better batsman than he is a fielder. A charming fellow when he's in a good mood, this is a rare occurence. Carpenter recently followed Darren Gough into the murky waters of reality television, entering Alan Sugar's 'The Apprentice' under the pseudonym Paul Tulip. He fooled no-one.