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Full name Stephen David Parry
Born January 12, 1986, Manchester
Current age 29 years 77 days
Major teams England, Brisbane Heat, Cumberland, England Lions, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Education Audenshaw High School, Greater Manchester
|ODI debut||West Indies v England at North Sound, Mar 2, 2014 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v England at North Sound, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 11, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v Netherlands at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Durham UCCE v Lancashire at Durham, Apr 25-27, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Essex v Lancashire at Chelmsford, May 10, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||South Africa A v England Lions at Pretoria, Feb 2, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester, May 26, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes at Brisbane, Jan 15, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/50||Eng Lions||v Sth Africa A||Pretoria||2 Feb 2015||LA|
|-||Eng Lions||v Sth Africa A||Potchefstroom||31 Jan 2015||LA|
|0*, 2/44||Eng Lions||v Sth Africa A||Kimberley||28 Jan 2015||LA|
|1/16||Heat||v Hurricanes||Brisbane||15 Jan 2015||T20|
|2*, 1/17||Heat||v Melb Reneg||Melbourne (Docklands)||13 Jan 2015||T20|
|17, 3/109, 28||Lancashire||v Yorkshire||Manchester||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|1/30, 4*||Lancashire||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||23 Aug 2014||T20|
|2/22||Lancashire||v Hampshire||Birmingham||23 Aug 2014||T20|
|1/29||Lancashire||v Leics||Manchester||21 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/59, 37, 1/25, 0||Lancashire||v Durham||Manchester||15 Aug 2014||FC|
Stephen Parry, a left-arm spinner, has had to build his Lancashire career primarily playing limited-overs cricket. It is a none-too-easy task but that has not prevented him winning England honours.
Parry played for Cumberland in Minor Counties cricket on his way to Lancashire honours and claimed a five-wicket haul on his first-class debut in 2007 against Durham University but opportunities were restricted because of the presence, in turn, of two other slow left-armers on the county staff: Gary Keedy and Simon Kerrigan.
He was first called up for the England Lions in a 50-over match against India A at Worcester in July, 2010. No mean batsman, he scored a Second XI century in 2011 and captained the Lancashire team that won the Second XI one-day competition in 2012.
He first awakened the interest of the full England squad in 2013. Despite receiving a broken arm courtesy of throwdowns from Peter Moores, then Lancashire's coach, he did enough to catch the eye of the England selectors who called him up for the tour of West Indies and World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Strikingly, his 5 for 17 in a 40-overs match against Surrey at Old Trafford had only been exceeded once before by a Lancashire bowler. In one-day cricket.
He made his ODI debut against West Indies, in Antigua, on trip dominated by spin bowling and acquitted himself well, his 3 for 32 enough to take the man-of-the-match award. Two T20 internationals followed in Barbados ahead of one game in the World T20 in Bangladesh later that month.
Ashley Giles, then England's one-day coach, gave him opportunities in T20 and ODI cricket and the pair joined forces again at the end of 2014 when Giles, sacked from his England role, became Lancashire's director of cricket.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2009
Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun