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Full name Steven Andrew Patterson
Born October 3, 1983, Beverley Westwood Hospital
Current age 31 years 52 days
Major teams Yorkshire, Yorkshire 2nd XI, Yorkshire Cricket Board
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Education Malet Lambert School; St Mary's Sixth Form College; Leeds University
|First-class debut||Yorkshire v Bangladesh A at Leeds, Aug 3-5, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds, Sep 23-26, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||2003|
|Last List A||Yorkshire v Durham at Leeds, Aug 28, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Leicestershire v Yorkshire at Leicester, Jun 26, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Northamptonshire v Yorkshire at Northampton, Jun 13, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|13, 4/54, 4, 1/15||Yorkshire||v Somerset||Leeds||23 Sep 2014||FC|
|17, 0/29, 1/28||Yorkshire||v Notts||Nottingham||9 Sep 2014||FC|
|0/47, 0/16||Yorkshire||v Lancashire||Manchester||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|3/39, 8||Yorkshire||v Durham||Leeds||28 Aug 2014||LA|
|1/13||Yorkshire||v Hampshire||Southampton||21 Aug 2014||LA|
|2/63, 5, 2/24||Yorkshire||v Sussex||Scarborough||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|2/27||Yorkshire||v Derbyshire||Scarborough||13 Aug 2014||LA|
|1/44||Yorkshire||v Essex||Scarborough||11 Aug 2014||LA|
|1/44||Yorkshire||v Northants||Northampton||5 Aug 2014||LA|
|1*, 0/24||Yorkshire||v Gloucs||Leeds||29 Jul 2014||LA|
Steven Patterson is a tall seamer who has been a largely unsung, but important, components of the Yorkshire side which by winning the Championship in 2014 finally fulfilled its potential. Hull has not produced many Yorkshire cricketers, but in Patterson the city had delivered a rangy seam bowler whose steadying influence and reliability won much professional respect.
He made his Yorkshire debut in 2005 against Bangladesh A, receiving his second XI cap the following year. He began to show evidence of his ability at senior level in 2009 and, when Ajmal Shahzad and Tim Bresnan were away on England duty in the early part of the 2010 season, Patterson seized the opportunity to impress. He finished the summer with 45 first-class victims at 26.68, plus a further 36 wickets in 40 and 20-over matches. After the season finished, Patterson ran the New York Marathon to raise money for the British Lung Foundation following the deaths of two cousins to lung disease.
Patterson's 2011 season was hampered by injuries and proved less successful, yielding only 21 wickets at 46.33 from 11 first-class matches, but he returned to his best and perhaps beyond in 2012 when he responded to being left out at the start of the season amid extra competition for places by topping 50 first-class wickets for the first time in his career as Yorkshire's leading wicket-taker as they achieved promotion to Division One a year after being relegated.
That improvement continued: Patterson's 48 Championship wickets at 20.81 included a career-best match haul of 8 for 94 in a comprehensive win over Leicestershire at Scarborough in May and were double the amount taken by any of his colleagues. He confirmed his reliability with 46 wickets the following year.
ESPNcricinfo - January 2014
Shorter tours don't allow you time to get into form, and domestic cricket isn't demanding enough