Martin Bicknell      

Full name Martin Paul Bicknell

Born January 14, 1969, Guildford, Surrey

Current age 47 years 224 days

Major teams England, Surrey

Nickname Bickers

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Robert Haining County Secondary

Relation Brother - DJ Bicknell

Martin Paul Bicknell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 45 15 6.42 130 34.61 0 0 6 0 2 0
ODIs 7 6 2 96 31* 24.00 104 92.30 0 0 7 1 2 0
First-class 292 358 87 6740 141 24.87 3 26 103 0
List A 332 174 72 1589 66* 15.57 0 2 78 0
Twenty20 3 2 2 11 10* - 8 137.50 0 0 1 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 7 1080 543 14 4/84 6/155 38.78 3.01 77.1 1 0 0
ODIs 7 7 413 347 13 3/55 3/55 26.69 5.04 31.7 0 0 0
First-class 292 55420 26589 1061 9/45 25.06 2.87 52.2 44 4
List A 332 16167 10771 429 7/30 7/30 25.10 3.99 37.6 11 3 0
Twenty20 3 3 66 61 4 2/11 2/11 15.25 5.54 16.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 22-26, 1993 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Sep 4-8, 2003 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v New Zealand at Perth, Dec 7, 1990 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 13, 1991 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1986
Last First-class Glamorgan v Surrey at Swansea, Jun 20-23, 2006 scorecard
List A debut 1986
Last List A Surrey v Sussex at Guildford, Jul 24, 2005 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Hampshire v Surrey at Southampton, Jun 24, 2003 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/33 Eng Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 9 Nov 2010 Other T20
19*, 2/24 Eng Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 7 Nov 2010 Other T20
1/22, 13* Eng Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
1/15, 9 PCA XI v Aus Masters Wormsley 8 Sep 2009 Other T20
14, 0/23 PCA XI v World Mast. London 2 Sep 2009 Other T20
0/6 PCA XI v Netherlands Wormsley 29 May 2009 Other T20
0/26 PCA XI v Ireland Wormsley 28 May 2009 Other T20
0/22 PCA XI v Derbyshire Derby 14 Sep 2007 Other T20
0/39 PCA XI v Essex Chelmsford 13 Sep 2007 Other T20
1/20, 2* PCA XI v Essex Chelmsford 11 Sep 2007 Other T20
Profile

Aggressive, upright and with the ability to swing the ball both ways, Martin Bicknell is the most underrated opening bowler in England, if only by the selectors. He has a high arm-action, bowls a miserly wicket-to-wicket line, and has been the rock on which Surrey have built their domination of the County Championship in the past few seasons. Bicknell's unstinting efforts at domestic level have, in part, been borne of frustration - his England career has been less a stop-start affair, more a non-stop non-starter. He was chosen for the 1990-91 Ashes tour at 21 - too early - and had to wait until 1993 for his Test debut. He let nobody down, but against a rampant Australian team, he played just two Tests before being consigned to the crowded scrapheap of ex-England cricketers. His opportunities were subsequently limited by Angus Fraser's return to fitness, then by the emergence of Darren Gough and Andrew Caddick, although he was continually mentioned at Test-selection time without quite getting the recall. Instead, he kept himself busy by developing into a high-class county No. 8 or 9, adept at carting tired bowlers. By his own admission, he had given up on England some three years before he earned a shock recall to the Test squad in 2003, when he was 34. He duly took a wicket with his second ball at Headingley, before bowling England to a famous victory on his home ground at The Oval. He was pensioned off for good after that, and his career had rather fizzled out in injury before he called time at the end of 2006.
Lawrence Booth

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Apr 7, 2006

Martin Bicknell portrait, April 2006

Martin Bicknell portrait

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May 12, 2005

Martin Bicknell appeals against David Hemp, Surrey v Glamorgan, The Oval, May 12

Martin Bicknell appeals

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May 28, 2004

Martin Bicknell, Surrey v Kent, The Oval, May 27, 2004

Martin Bicknell

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2001

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 50/1 (19 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 346/4 (82 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 368/8 (103 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 354/6 (113 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 153/1 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 200/4 (61 ov) Notts 94
1st ODI: England v Pakistan at Southampton - Aug 24
England won by 44 runs (D/L method)
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