John Simpson      

Full name John Andrew Simpson

Born July 13, 1988, Bury, Lancashire

Current age 30 years 315 days

Major teams England Under-19s, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Marylebone Cricket Club, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

John Andrew Simpson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 144 228 35 6006 143 31.11 12804 46.90 5 35 782 41 439 24
List A 93 72 11 1587 82* 26.01 1829 86.76 0 8 147 21 81 19
T20s 94 82 14 1557 84* 22.89 1211 128.57 0 7 113 54 46 17
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 144 2 18 23 0 - - - 7.66 - 0 0 0
List A 93 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 94 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Northamptonshire v Middlesex at Northampton, Sep 2-4, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Middlesex v Leicestershire at Lord's, May 14-17, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Kent v Middlesex at Canterbury, Aug 9, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's, May 10, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's, Jun 28, 2009 scorecard
Last T20s Sussex v Middlesex at Hove, Aug 17, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
18, 2c/0s, 59*, 0c/0s Middlesex v Leics Lord's 14 May 2019 FC
0c/0s, 74 Middlesex v Lancashire Lord's 10 May 2019 LA
22*, 1c/0s Middlesex v Kent Canterbury 7 May 2019 LA
1c/1s, 16 Middlesex v Glamorgan Lord's 5 May 2019 LA
32, 1c/0s Middlesex v Somerset Radlett 1 May 2019 LA
0c/1s, 6 Middlesex v Sussex Lord's 27 Apr 2019 LA
19, 2c/0s Middlesex v Surrey The Oval 25 Apr 2019 LA
2c/0s, 36 Middlesex v Hampshire Southampton 23 Apr 2019 LA
2c/0s, 0 Middlesex v Gloucs Lord's 21 Apr 2019 LA
27, 2c/1s Middlesex v Essex Chelmsford 19 Apr 2019 LA
Profile

John Simpson, a neat and reliable wicketkeeper capable of useful contributions with the bat, has been Middlesex's first-choice wicketkeeper for nearly a decade since fighting off competition from Ben Scott and David Nash. He has had his admirers among Middlesex supporters who have proposed him for England Test honours, but a first-class average hovering in the early 30s has never really advanced his claims. All that was forgotten, though, on a memorable final afternoon at Taunton when his 79 not out from 80 balls, rounded off with two legside sixes, completed a thrilling Middlesex run chase at Taunton that proved to be an inspirational factor in a season that brought their first Championship title for 23 years. A hundred against Hampshire in May that year, the fifth first-class hundred of his career, was another strikingly fluent display.

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Apr 29, 2018

John Simpson plays a shot, Middlesex v Glamorgan, County Championship Division Two, Lord's, April 29, 2018

John Simpson plays a shot

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Jul 27, 2017

John Simpson thrashed a quick fifty, Middlesex v Essex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Lord's, July 27, 2017

John Simpson thrashed a quick fifty

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Mar 28, 2017

Ravi Patel and John Simpson walk off after securing victory, MCC v Middlesex, 3rd day, Abu Dhabi, March 28, 2017

Ravi Patel and John Simpson walk off after securing victory

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004,2011