Full name Edward James Carpenter
Born September 10, 1982, Hammersmith, London
Current age 34 years 315 days
Major teams Durham MCCU
Nickname Woody, Pieman
Playing role 12th man
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Fielding position Long stop
Height 6 ft 0 in
Education Marlborough College, Durham University
|First-class debut||Durham v Durham UCCE at Chester-le-Street, Apr 10-12, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Derbyshire v Durham UCCE at Derby, Jun 9-11, 2004 scorecard|
A promising spinner in his youth, Carpenter has sadly developed the yips in recent years. He has flirted with the idea of becoming a slow medium bowler in the past, but stopped because he found this too much effort. Carpenter made his name pioneering a revolutionary form of 'spin' bowling where he made absolutely no effort to turn the ball, simply firing it in at the batsman's legs. His statistics tell the tale of his batting, it is worth noting that they have not even been doctored, and he is a better batsman than he is a fielder. A charming fellow when he's in a good mood, this is a rare occurence. Carpenter recently followed Darren Gough into the murky waters of reality television, entering Alan Sugar's 'The Apprentice' under the pseudonym Paul Tulip. He fooled no-one.
Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite - poor year or not
Also, what is the record for the number of sixes hit in a T20 match?