Martin Saggers      

Full name Martin John Saggers

Born May 23, 1972, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Current age 42 years 102 days

Major teams England, Durham, Kent, Norfolk

Nickname Saggs

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Umpire

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Springwood High School; Huddersfield University

Martin John Saggers
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 3 0 1 1 0.33 30 3.33 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 119 147 43 1165 64 11.20 0 2 27 0
List A 124 68 34 313 34* 9.20 0 0 23 0
Twenty20 10 1 0 5 5 5.00 8 62.50 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 6 493 247 7 2/29 3/62 35.28 3.00 70.4 0 0 0
First-class 119 20676 10513 415 7/79 25.33 3.05 49.8 18 0
List A 124 5622 4229 166 5/22 5/22 25.47 4.51 33.8 5 2 0
Twenty20 10 9 186 256 6 2/14 2/14 42.66 8.25 31.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v England at Chittagong, Oct 29-Nov 1, 2003 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Jun 10-13, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 1996
Last First-class Leicestershire v Kent at Leicester, Jun 6-9, 2009 scorecard
List A debut 1996
Last List A Somerset v Kent at Taunton, Apr 26, 2009 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Jul 5, 2007 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
16* PCA XI v Aus Masters Wormsley 8 Sep 2009 Other T20
- PCA XI v World Mast. London 2 Sep 2009 Other T20
5*, 2/37 Kent 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Beckenham 3 Aug 2009 Other
- Kent 2nd XI v Nthants 2nd Canterbury 7 Jul 2009 Other
2/12, 0* Kent 2nd XI v Middx 2nd XI Richmond 29 Jun 2009 Other OD
1/38 Kent 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI Tonbridge 25 Jun 2009 Other OD
28, 2/47 Kent 2nd XI v Minor C Beckenham 24 Jun 2009 Other OD
0/53 Kent v Leics Leicester 6 Jun 2009 FC
2/55, 17, 0/24 Kent 2nd XI v Hants 2nd XI Southampton 19 May 2009 Other
1/42, 2 Kent 2nd XI v Hants 2nd XI Southampton 13 May 2009 Other OD
Profile

When Durham released Martin Saggers in 1998 it seemed as if his flirtation with county cricket was over after three seasons and that he would return to his Minor Counties roots with his native Norfolk. But Saggers was snapped up by Kent and, helped by injuries to some regular bowlers, soon nailed down a first-team place. Tall and blond, with an energetic delivery after a galloping run, Saggers moves the ball around at a lively pace, and finished 2002 as the joint-top wicket-taker in the English season with 83. He was already 30 by then, and England recognition seemed to have passed him by, much to the chagrin of his county captain David Fulton, who advanced a spirited case for his inclusion late in 2003 when Martin Bicknell (34) finally got the call. But Saggers was put on standby for the winter tours of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and was diverted to Dhaka when Andrew Flintoff's groin injury proved slow to respond to treatment. He duly made his debut in the second Test at Chittagong, which he lit up with a spectacular one-handed back-flip of a catch at fine leg, and then in dank conditions against New Zealand at Headingley the following season, he grabbed the wicket of Mark Richardson with his first ball in home Tests. One match later he was dropped and faded into obscurity once again. He retired from first-class cricket in 2009 and took up umpiring, standing on the reserve list in 2010 and 2011. He was added to the full list of ECB umpires for the 2012 season.
Steven Lynch

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Sep 27, 2008

Steve Harmison bowls Martin Saggers to complete Durham's win, Kent v Durham, Canterbury, September 26, 2008

Steve Harmison bowls Martin Saggers to complete Durham's win

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May 7, 2008

Martin Saggers celebrates a wicket, Nottinghamshire v Kent, County Championship, Trent Bridge, May 7, 2008

Martin Saggers celebrates a wicket

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Jul 15, 2005

Martin Saggers bowling against Warwickshire, C&G Trophy quarter finals, Kent v Warwickshire, Edgbaston, July 15, 2005

Martin Saggers bowling against Warwickshire

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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2014
Australia won by 84 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 31, 2014
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Hobart - Jan 29, 2014
Australia won by 13 runs
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