John Simpson      

Full name John Andrew Simpson

Born July 13, 1988, Bury, Lancashire

Current age 31 years 123 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 155 245 37 6680 167* 32.11 14054 47.53 7 38 879 43 467 24
List A 93 72 11 1587 82* 26.01 1829 86.76 0 8 147 21 81 19
T20s 109 94 17 1775 84* 23.05 1368 129.75 0 7 121 63 52 20
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 155 2 18 23 0 - - - 7.66 - 0 0 0
List A 93 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 109 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Northamptonshire v Middlesex at Northampton, Sep 2-4, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Middlesex v Derbyshire at Lord's, Sep 23-26, 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 Nottinghamshire v Middlesex at Nottingham, Sep 5, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 1c/0s Middlesex v Derbyshire Lord's 23 Sep 2019 FC
2c/0s, 167*, 3c/0s, 5 Middlesex v Lancashire Manchester 16 Sep 2019 FC
2c/0s, 0, 1c/0s, 15 Middlesex v Durham Lord's 10 Sep 2019 FC
25, 0c/0s Middlesex v Notts Nottingham 5 Sep 2019 T20
0c/0s Middlesex v Somerset Taunton 30 Aug 2019 T20
22, 0c/0s Middlesex v Hampshire Southampton 29 Aug 2019 T20
5, 0c/0s Middlesex v Sussex Uxbridge 24 Aug 2019 T20
18, 0c/0s Middlesex v Hampshire Lord's 22 Aug 2019 T20
2, 3c/0s, 89, 0c/0s Middlesex v Sussex Hove 18 Aug 2019 FC
1c/1s Middlesex v Gloucs Radlett 11 Aug 2019 T20
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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Aug 20, 2019

John Simpson raises his bat on reaching fifty, Sussex v Middlesex, County Championship, Division Two, Hove, August 20, 2019

John Simpson raises his bat on reaching fifty

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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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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004,2011