Full name Alan Paul Igglesden
Born October 8, 1964, Farnborough, Kent
Current age 51 years 296 days
Major teams England, Boland, Kent, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 24-29, 1989 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v England at Georgetown, Mar 17-22, 1994 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Feb 16, 1994 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 5, 1994 scorecard|
|First-class span||1986 - 1998|
|List A span||1987 - 1998|
A series of niggling injuries meant that Kent's lively seamer Alan Igglesden played only three Tests. In an era when England changed their quicks with startling frequency, he can count himself unlucky. In 1993 Igglesden was picked for the first Test against Australia and looked set for an extended run. He didn't play in a single Test that summer however, thanks to a groin injury and then a side strain. He did play twice in the Caribbean the following winter, but took only three wickets and was not picked again. Igglesden suffered an epileptic fit while playing for Berkshire in 1999. Doctors found a non-cancerous brain tumour that was successfully treated by medication.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"