Josh Tongue      

Full name Joshua Charles Tongue

Born November 15, 1997

Current age 21 years 28 days

Major teams England Under-19s, Worcestershire, Worcestershire 2nd XI, Worcestershire Academy, Worcestershire Under-13s, Worcestershire Under-14s, Worcestershire Under-15s, Worcestershire Under-17s

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Brother - RB Tongue

Joshua Charles Tongue
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 26 37 6 339 41 10.93 744 45.56 0 0 50 0 4 0
List A 7 3 2 12 11* 12.00 18 66.66 0 0 1 0 1 0
T20s Insights on t20 5 2 2 3 2* - 2 150.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 26 45 3980 2272 91 6/97 9/98 24.96 3.42 43.7 5 4 0
List A 7 7 273 299 8 2/46 2/46 37.37 6.57 34.1 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 5 5 84 122 3 2/32 2/32 40.66 8.71 28.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Oxford MCCU v Worcestershire at Oxford, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2016 scorecard
Last First-class Worcestershire v Yorkshire at Worcester, Sep 24-26, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Worcestershire v Yorkshire at Worcester, May 5, 2017 scorecard
Last List A Worcestershire v Lancashire at Worcester, May 27, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Worcestershire v Durham at Worcester, Jul 30, 2017 scorecard
Last T20s Lancashire v Worcestershire at Manchester, Aug 16, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
30*, 3/31, 8 Worcs v Yorkshire Worcester 24 Sep 2018 FC
0, 1/94, 12 Worcs v Essex Chelmsford 18 Sep 2018 FC
5, 2/63, 6, 1/36 Worcs v Surrey Worcester 10 Sep 2018 FC
1/42, 4, 4/38, 0 Worcs v Hampshire Worcester 4 Sep 2018 FC
17, 5/63, 20, 1/75 Worcs v Lancashire Southport 29 Aug 2018 FC
1/36, 0/28 Worcs v Yorkshire Scarborough 19 Aug 2018 FC
1/68, 0, 4/30 Worcs 2nd XI v Derby 2nd XI Belper 6 Aug 2018 Other
2/48 Worcs v Lancashire Worcester 27 May 2018 LA
1/43 Worcs v Durham Gosforth 25 May 2018 LA
1/46 Worcs v Derbyshire Worcester 19 May 2018 LA
Profile

An outstanding debut season saw Josh Tongue announce himself as one of the outstanding fast bowling prospects in English cricket. Tongue, aged just 19, finished the 2017 Championship campaign having played a huge role in Worcestershire's promotion, made his England U19 Test debut and won a place in the England Lions squad to Australia. After taking a five-wicket haul on Championship debut against Glamorgan at the start of April (he had previously played one first-class game against Oxford MCCU in 2016), he kept his place for the entire campaign and finished with 47 Championship wickets. Central to that success was his sharp pace and bounce generated from a high, easy action. With a cricket coach for a father, Tongue first represented the Worcestershire U10 side when he was aged just six and progressed through every stage of the club's youth system. A good enough batsman to have scored 150 in the Birmingham League, his progress was delayed by a stress fracture of the back that necessitated surgery during the 2016 season. Having proved his recovery, Tongue signed a new four-year contract with Worcestershire (lasting until the end of 2021) in July 2017. A stress fracture in his left foot interrupted his progress in 2018 and ruled him out of an England Lions tour to the UAE to face Pakistan.
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Apr 13, 2018

Josh Tongue celebrates a wicket, County Championship, Division One, Hampshire v Worcestershire, Ageas Bowl, 1st day, April 13, 2018

Josh Tongue celebrates a wicket

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