Derek Pringle      

Full name Derek Raymond Pringle

Born September 18, 1958, Nairobi, Kenya

Current age 56 years 44 days

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

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Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Felsted School; Cambridge

Relation Father - DJ Pringle

Derek Raymond Pringle
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 30 50 4 695 63 15.10 2439 28.49 0 1 66 2 10 0
ODIs 44 30 12 425 49* 23.61 616 68.99 0 0 26 3 11 0
First-class 295 405 78 9243 128 28.26 10 48 153 0
List A 316 245 57 4873 81* 25.92 0 29 87 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 30 52 5287 2518 70 5/95 7/120 35.97 2.85 75.5 2 3 0
ODIs 44 44 2379 1677 44 4/42 4/42 38.11 4.22 54.0 1 0 0
First-class 295 45139 20230 761 7/18 26.58 2.68 59.3 25 3
List A 316 15410 10395 383 5/12 5/12 27.14 4.04 40.2 5 5 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 10-15, 1982 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 6-9, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Jul 17, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Birmingham, May 21, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1978-1993
List A span 1978-1993
Profile

When the chairman of selectors Peter May plucked 23-year-old Derek Pringle from Cambridge to the England team in 1982, amateur psychologists had a rare treat. People speculated that May, a man with four daughters, saw in Pringle the son he never had. He was certainly not the son he would have expected. The most fluent undergraduate stroke player in a generation turned out to be primarily a medium-pace bowler who could use his 6ft 4in to generate swing and bounce and play occasionally effective innings in the mid to late-order. He hardly thought like the strait-laced May either: Pringle, the first England cricketer to wear an ear-ring, had eclectic tastes in reading, slightly outre tastes in music and lateral thought processes. Spectators, especially outside Essex, derided him constantly - as an ungainly under-achiever who lumbered round the field. But he retained the confidence even of captains as stern as Graham Gooch, since he was adaptable, dependable and, beneath the unconventional veneer, loyal. His overall record with bat and ball was unimpressive for someone who played 30 Tests. May - who disliked the press - might have been more horrified by his subsequent career as cricket correspondent of The Independent, latterly, The Daily Telegraph.
Matthew Engel

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Jun 17, 1988

Former England captain Mike Brearely sits with current captain John Emburey and manager Micky Stewart in the balcony, and bowler Derek Pringle stands at the back, England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Lord's, June 17, 1988

Former England captain Mike Brearely sits with current captain John Emburey and manager Micky Stewart in the balcony, and bowler Derek Pringle stands at the back

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1984

Derek Pringle

Derek Pringle

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1984

Viv Richards lofts Derek Pringle on his way to 189*, England v West Indies, Old Trafford, May 31, 1984

Viv Richards lofts Derek Pringle on his way to 189*

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Notes

Appeared as an extra in the film Chariots of Fire

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