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Tim Ambrose      

Full name Timothy Raymond Ambrose

Born December 1, 1982, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Current age 31 years 325 days

Major teams England, Sussex, Warwickshire

Nickname Freak

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 7 in

Education Merewether Selective High, NSW

Timothy Raymond Ambrose
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 16 1 447 102 29.80 963 46.41 1 3 55 4 31 0
ODIs 5 5 1 10 6 2.50 34 29.41 0 0 0 0 3 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1
First-class 181 274 26 8438 251* 34.02 15938 52.94 12 52 464 28
List A 145 119 18 3074 135 30.43 4037 76.14 3 15 139 28
Twenty20 68 50 15 858 77 24.51 765 112.15 0 2 65 13 40 20
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 181 6 1 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0
List A 145 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Hamilton, Mar 5-9, 2008 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Feb 26-Mar 2, 2009 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v New Zealand at Chester-le-Street, Jun 15, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jun 28, 2008 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jun 13, 2008 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001
Last First-class Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Durham v Warwickshire at Lord's, Sep 20, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Sussex at Southampton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2c/0s, 29, 3c/0s Warwickshire v Durham Birmingham 23 Sep 2014 FC
11, 0c/0s Warwickshire v Durham Lord's 20 Sep 2014 LA
5c/0s, 18, 2c/0s Warwickshire v Northants Birmingham 9 Sep 2014 FC
1c/0s, 51* Warwickshire v Kent Birmingham 4 Sep 2014 LA
2c/0s Warwickshire v Lancashire Birmingham 23 Aug 2014 T20
0c/0s Warwickshire v Surrey Birmingham 23 Aug 2014 T20
98, 2c/0s Warwickshire v Notts Nottingham 20 Aug 2014 LA
18, 1c/0s, 54, 2c/0s Warwickshire v Somerset Taunton 15 Aug 2014 FC
1c/2s Warwickshire v Glamorgan Swansea 14 Aug 2014 LA
1c/0s Warwickshire v Surrey Birmingham 12 Aug 2014 LA
Profile

Born in New South Wales, Ambrose started out at Sussex and made a positive impression - especially with his hard-hitting batting. However, with Matt Prior on the books he realised regular first-team cricket, and importantly keeping opportunities, would be limited and he moved to Warwickshire at the start of the 2006 season. He had a stop-start beginning to life at Edgbaston as injury restricted his early-season chances in 2006, but in the second half of the summer he gave plenty of examples of his batting ability and he blossomed in fine style during 2007. He was so prolific there was talk of him being an outside bet for the Test and one-day sides - but his former team-mate, Prior, got the nod. However, Prior's disappointing tour of Sri Lanka led to his axing in early 2008 and Ambrose was called up as his replacement for England's series against New Zealand. He started promisingly, too; his counterattacking 102 in the second Test in Wellington turned England's fortunes around and helped swing the series their way. Off the pitch, he is a useful guitarist and nicknamed 'freak' due to everything apparently coming naturally to him.
Andrew McGlashan April 2008

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Apr 23, 2014

Tim Ambrose stumps Ashwell Prince, Lancashire v Warwickshire, County Championship, Division One, Old Trafford, 4th day, April 23, 2014

Tim Ambrose stumps Ashwell Prince

© PA Photos

Apr 22, 2014

Luis Reece reached the close on 9 from 62 balls, Lancashire v Warwickshire, County Championship, Division One, Old Trafford, 3rd day, April 22, 2014

Luis Reece reached the close on 9 from 62 balls

© Getty Images

Jun 13, 2013

Tim Ambrose flicks off his legs, Durham v Warwickshire, County Championship, Division One, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day, June 13, 2013

Tim Ambrose flicks off his legs

© Getty Images

Tour Results
New Zealand v England at Napier - Mar 22-26, 2008
England won by 121 runs
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 13-17, 2008
England won by 126 runs
New Zealand v England at Hamilton - Mar 5-9, 2008
New Zealand won by 189 runs
Major Association XI v England XI at Dunedin - Feb 28-Mar 1, 2008
Match drawn
NZ Invit. XI v England XI at Dunedin - Feb 25-26, 2008
Match drawn
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