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Full name Danny Richard Briggs
Born April 30, 1991, Newport, Isle of Wight
Current age 23 years 354 days
Major teams England, Berkshire, England Lions, England Under-19s, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Only ODI||England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Feb 21, 2012 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v South Africa at Birmingham, Sep 12, 2012 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia v England at Hobart, Jan 29, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton, Aug 27-30, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Hampshire v Sussex at Southampton, Apr 12-15, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Hampshire v Nottinghamshire at Southampton, May 12, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton, Aug 21, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Hampshire v Kent at Southampton, Jun 3, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Hampshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|4/74, 4, 3/27, 10*||Hampshire||v Sussex||Southampton||12 Apr 2015||FC|
|2/12, 25*||Hampshire||v Lbrough MCCU||Southampton||2 Apr 2015||FC|
|2/9||Hampshire||v Comb C&C||Cave Hill||14 Mar 2015||Other T20|
|1/19, 1/10||Hampshire||v Leics||Southampton||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|0/33, 0*||Hampshire||v Lancashire||Birmingham||23 Aug 2014||T20|
|1, 0/28||Hampshire||v Yorkshire||Southampton||21 Aug 2014||LA|
|24, 0/32, 2/39||Hampshire||v Kent||Canterbury||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|1/44, 8*||Hampshire||v Essex||Chelmsford||13 Aug 2014||LA|
|-||Hampshire||v Worcs||Southampton||11 Aug 2014||LA|
|14||Hampshire||v Northants||Southampton||8 Aug 2014||LA|
Born on the Isle of Wight, Danny Briggs, who modelled his action on Daniel Vettori, has developed into a useful left-arm spinner, particularly in one-day cricket, playing a key role in Hampshire's run of trophies, including a double in 2012. But he is yet to prove he is good enough for international cricket after a handful of opportunities.
All but one of his chances for England have come in the shortest format but his four overs against New Zealand at the World T20 were carted for 36, his only over in Pune went for 18 and two spells against Australia cost more than 50.
But at domestic level, Briggs is a canny operator and helped Hampshire to four consecutive Finals Day appearances from 2010. That season he took 3 for 5 in four overs at Canterbury and took 31 wickets as Hampshire lifted the title on their home ground. He also took 1 for 27 in the 2012 final as Hampshire triumphed again.
In the County Championship, Briggs is often left out with Hampshire using Liam Dawson - a top-order batsman - as their spin option. But Briggs has shown what he his capable of - 4 for 93 in a dramatic win over Kent at Canterbury with just minutes to spare secured Hampshire's survival in 2010 - and his best Championship return came in 2014 with 27 wickets at 26.11 as Hampshire were promoted.
He was rewarded with a call-up to the England Lions squad for their winter tour of the Caribbean, taking 33 wickets at 18.87 in the Regional four-day Competition, and his continued development meant he was a regular in all formats for Hampshire in 2011. At the end of the season he was rewarded with a call-up to the England T20 squad to face West Indies and was included in England's ODI squad to face Pakistan in the UAE in February 2012, then later the same year for the World Twenty20.
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