Full name Simon Mark James Cusden
Born February 21, 1985, Thanet, Kent
Current age 32 years 33 days
Major teams Derbyshire, England Under-19s, Kent, Kent Cricket Board, Kent Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 6 ft 5 in
Education Simon Langton GS
|First-class debut||Worcestershire v Kent at Worcester, Jun 9-12, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Cambridge UCCE v Derbyshire at Cambridge, Apr 25-27, 2007 scorecard|
|List A debut||Hampshire v Kent at Southampton, May 31, 2004 scorecard|
|Last List A||Kent v Surrey at Canterbury, May 1, 2006 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|6, 1/28||Derbyshire||v PCA XI||Derby||16 Aug 2007||Other T20|
|0/26||Derbyshire||v Essex||Derby||14 Aug 2007||Other T20|
|28, 1/23||Derby 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Belper||13 Aug 2007||Other|
|3/90, 9||Derby 2nd XI||v Notts 2nd XI||Nottingham||8 Aug 2007||Other|
|2/74||Derby 2nd XI||v Yorks 2nd XI||Sheffield||18 Jul 2007||Other|
|0/60||Derby 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Tynemouth||13 Jul 2007||Other OD|
|16*, 1/21||Derby 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Dunstall||19 Jun 2007||Other|
|2/32, 2/31||Derby 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Derby||11 Jun 2007||Other|
|0, 1/99||Derby 2nd XI||v Leics 2nd XI||Leicester||5 Jun 2007||Other|
|-||Derby 2nd XI||v Notts 2nd XI||Belper||2 May 2007||Other|
Cusden represented Kent from Under-13 level through to Under-19 level and in 2003 he toured Australia with England U-19s. He made four first-class appearances the following summer, but has struggled for regular first-team action. He was not offered a new contract at the end of the 2006 season but was immediately snapped up by Derbyshire.
However, Cusden made only one first-class appearance for Derbyshire, and with his contract set to expire, was allowed to leave in order to explore his options before next season.
Sam Collins September 2007
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history