Full name Neil Clifford Saker
Born September 20, 1984, St George's Hospital, Tooting, London
Current age 32 years 126 days
Major teams Kent, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI, Unicorns
Also known as Sakes, Bulbus
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Height 6 ft 4 in
Education Raynes Park High
|First-class debut||Surrey v India A at The Oval, Jul 15-17, 2003 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury, May 24-27, 2011 scorecard|
|List A debut||Somerset v Surrey at Taunton, May 2, 2005 scorecard|
|Last List A||Nottinghamshire v Unicorns at Nottingham, Jul 18, 2011 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Sussex v Surrey at Hove, Jun 29, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Surrey v Kent at The Oval, Jul 6, 2007 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/45, 5, 0/40, 0*||Shropshire||v Hrford||Shifnal||22 Jun 2014||Other|
|0, 2/14, 0, 1/16||Shropshire||v Wales MC||Pontarddulais||8 Jun 2014||Other|
|0/6||Shropshire||v Cumberland||Cockermouth||25 May 2014||Other OD|
|5/91, 2, 0/69, 37*||Shropshire||v Wiltshire||Oswestry||21 Aug 2011||Other|
|2*, 1/48, 10*, 0/18||Shropshire||v Devon||Exmouth||7 Aug 2011||Other|
|10*, 1/57, 0, 0/36||Shropshire||v Cornwall||St Austell||24 Jul 2011||Other|
|14*, 1/12||Unicorns||v Notts||Nottingham||18 Jul 2011||LA|
|1/19||Unicorns||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||17 Jul 2011||LA|
|9, 4/55, 5/84||Shropshire||v Oxfordshire||Whitchurch||10 Jul 2011||Other|
|1/65, 1, 1/28||Kent||v Derbyshire||Canterbury||24 May 2011||FC|
Neil Saker, a tall fast bowler, came through the ranks at Surrey and was the first Academy player to be award a professional contract. In 2005 he was a regular feature in the one-day side and took 11 wickets in as many games, while he claimed 29 victims in the seconds, becoming Surrey's top wicket-taker. Saker featured in seven County Championship matches in 2006 and showed potential as he claimed 14 wickets. He also showed form with the bat by scoring a half century against Essex. He spent time overseas during the winter with a stint of club cricket in Sydney, but struggled to cement a permanent spot in the Surrey side due to injuries. He was released after the 2008 season.
Ben Horne November 2008
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