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Full name Edmund James Holden Eckersley
Born August 9, 1989, Oxford
Current age 23 years 290 days
Major teams Leicestershire, Leicestershire 2nd XI, Marylebone Cricket Club, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, Middlesex 2nd XI, Mountaineers
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class debut||Leicestershire v Surrey at Leicester, Aug 23-25, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Leicestershire v Glamorgan at Leicester, May 21-24, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||Marylebone Cricket Club v Bangladesh A at Durham, Aug 1, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Leicestershire v Gloucestershire at Leicester, May 4, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Mountaineers v Kenya at Harare, Nov 19, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire at Nottingham, Jul 8, 2012 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1c/0s, 4, 43*||Leics||v Glamorgan||Leicester||21 May 2013||FC|
|25, 42||Leics||v Northants||Northampton||15 May 2013||FC|
|122||Leics||v Worcs||Worcester||8 May 2013||FC|
|10||Leics||v Gloucs||Leicester||4 May 2013||LA|
|15, 45||Leics||v Gloucs||Leicester||30 Apr 2013||FC|
|0c/0s, 8, 4c/0s, 19||Leics||v Lds-Brd MCCU||Leicester||24 Apr 2013||FC|
|46, 0/0||Leics||v Kent||Leicester||17 Apr 2013||FC|
|10, 99*||Leics||v Hampshire||Southampton||10 Apr 2013||FC|
|0c/0s, 27||Leics||v Cambs MCCU||Cambridge||2 Apr 2013||Other OD|
|1c/0s, 6, 1||M.C.C.||v Warwickshire||Abu Dhabi||24 Mar 2013||FC|
Ned Eckersley, a wicketkeeper-batsman and a former member of the MCC Groundstaff, joined Leicestershire in pre-season in 2011 and immediately made an impression in Second XI cricket, scoring more than 1,300 runs at that level in his first season.
In August of that year, shortly after his 22nd birthday, he was promoted to Leicestershire's Championship side for the last four matches of the summer and continued the upward curve, making a century against Middlesex at Grace Road in his seventh innings, having hit his maiden half-century against Gloucestershire in Bristol in his sixth. He then spent part of the close season playing for Mountaineers in Zimbabwe.
Back in England in 2012 he made more progress, scoring almost 1,000 runs for the senior Leicestershire side in all cricket, including more than 700 in first-class matches at 30.79. He demonstrated versatility at the crease, batting for more than six-and-a half hours for his career-best 137 not out against Glamorgan in Cardiff during a match-saving second-wicket stand of 245 in 88.4 overs with Michael Thornely, yet on another occasion hitting 72 from 44 balls to help Leicestershire beat Worcestershire in a 40-over match, including seven sixes.
ESPNcricinfo staff - February 2013
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