Josh Tongue      

Full name Joshua Charles Tongue

Born November 15, 1997

Current age 22 years 0 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 31 43 7 392 41 10.88 860 45.58 0 0 56 0 4 0
List A 13 7 3 76 34 19.00 80 95.00 0 0 5 1 2 0
T20s 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 31 54 4805 2674 110 6/97 9/98 24.30 3.33 43.6 6 5 0
List A 13 13 529 600 14 2/35 2/35 42.85 6.80 37.7 0 0 0
T20s 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 Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Aug 18-20, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Worcestershire v Yorkshire at Worcester, May 5, 2017 scorecard
Last List A Derbyshire v Worcestershire at Derby, May 6, 2019 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
20, 1/27, 2 Worcs v Northants Northampton 18 Aug 2019 FC
2/46, 2, 0/34 Worcs v Australians Worcester 7 Aug 2019 FC
3, 3/76, 27, 1/32 Worcs 2nd XI v Notts 2nd XI Nottingham 31 Jul 2019 Other
3/49, 7, 1/67, 2 Worcs v Middlesex Worcester 27 May 2019 FC
1/50, 20*, 5/37 Worcs v Durham Worcester 14 May 2019 FC
0/54 Worcs v Derbyshire Derby 6 May 2019 LA
1/66, 34 Worcs v Warwickshire Worcester 28 Apr 2019 LA
25*, 0/41 Worcs v Northants Northampton 26 Apr 2019 LA
1/26 Worcs v Durham Worcester 24 Apr 2019 LA
2/79, 5 Worcs v Leics Leicester 21 Apr 2019 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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Aug 7, 2019

Cameron Bancroft had his stumps rearranged by Josh Tongue, Worcestershire v Australians, Tour match, Worcester, Day 1, August 7, 2019

Cameron Bancroft had his stumps rearranged by Josh Tongue

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Apr 24, 2019

Josh Tongue gets a couple of high fives, Worcestershire v Durham, Royal London Cup, North Group, New Road, April 24, 2019

Josh Tongue gets a couple of high fives

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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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