Full name Adam Edward Nicholas Riley
Born March 23, 1992, Sidcup, Kent
Current age 25 years 7 days
Major teams Kent, Kent 2nd XI, Loughborough Marylebone Cricket Club University (England)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Education Beths Grammar School, Bexley
|First-class debut||Kent v Northamptonshire at Canterbury, May 4-7, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Kent v Gloucestershire at Canterbury, May 8-11, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Kent v Worcestershire at Canterbury, May 1, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||West Indies Under-19s v Kent at North Sound, Feb 12, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Kent v Indians at Canterbury, Aug 26, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Kent v Gloucestershire at Beckenham, Jun 5, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/25||Kent||v W Indies U19||North Sound||12 Feb 2017||LA|
|1, 0/36||Kent||v Trinidad & T||North Sound||8 Feb 2017||LA|
|2/30, 12||Kent||v W Indies U19||North Sound||2 Feb 2017||LA|
|21*, 2/41||Kent||v Leeward Is||Coolidge||25 Jan 2017||LA|
|2/9, 1*||Kent 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Beckenham||19 Aug 2016||Other OD|
|4, 1/37, 46||Kent 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Beckenham||9 Aug 2016||Other|
|0/34, 7*||Kent 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Cheltenham||5 Aug 2016||Other OD|
|53*, 0/8||Kent 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Newport||26 Jul 2016||Other|
|2/50, 7||Kent 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Southampton||25 Jul 2016||Other OD|
|1/91, 8, 27*||Kent 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||New Malden||18 Jul 2016||Other|
The abrupt retirement of Graeme Swann during an Ashes whitewash in Australia in 2013-14 left England examining their spin bowling resources and realizing with trepidation that the cupboard was almost bare. They settled on Moeen Ali as a spin-bowling allrounder, but as they gazed around the counties for promising young talent many eyes settled on Kent's Adam Riley. Peter Such, England's spin bowling coach, was among those who held him in high regard and there was hint of Such, too, in the flight he sought from an upright action. But he was an inexperienced spinner and reality soon dawned that he had some way to go before he had learned his trade.
James Tredwell's absences with England during 2013 had allowed Riley to advance his offspinning career in his third year in the Kent first team. The young Kentish Man took 7 for 50 against Hampshire and averaged a respectable 27 with the ball in Championship cricket. He was a regular in both the FL T20 and YB40 sides, claiming 16 wickets altogether in the short forms of the game.
The attention was all the greater in 2014. His return of 48 wickets at 32.58 was a solid enough return as he became a key part of Kent's increasingly youthful side. His presence was enough for Tredwell to accept a loan spell at Sussex in mid-season search of one-day cricket, although he returned to the Kent fold at the end of the season. Perhaps it was fortunate that he did because Riley's form faltered with only eight Championship wickets in as many matches.
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