Full name Oliver James Newby
Born August 26, 1984, Blackburn, Lancashire
Current age 32 years 241 days
Major teams Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Lancashire Cricket Board, Nottinghamshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 6 ft 5 in
Education Ribblesdale High School; Myerscough College
|First-class debut||Durham UCCE v Lancashire at Durham, May 21-23, 2003 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Worcestershire v Essex at Worcester, May 18-20, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||2003|
|Last List A||Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, May 13, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lancashire v Durham at Manchester, Jun 24, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3/52, 8, 0/34, 4||Sussx 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Fulking||15 Sep 2014||Other|
|0/25, 19, 0/35||Lancs 2nd XI||v Scotland A||Blackpool||2 Sep 2014||Other|
|0/18||Lancs 2nd XI||v Glam 2nd XI||Cardiff||5 Aug 2014||Other OD|
|3/29, 32, 1/6||Lancs 2nd XI||v Worcs 2nd XI||Ombersley||8 Jul 2014||Other|
|4/38||Lancs 2nd XI||v Worcs 2nd XI||Ombersley||7 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|2/34, 50||Lancs 2nd XI||v Yorks 2nd XI||Todmorden||10 Jun 2014||Other|
|2/52, 0, 0/5, 0*||Essex||v Worcs||Worcester||18 May 2014||FC|
|1/12||Essex||v Middlesex||Lord's||17 May 2014||T20|
|4, 1/13||Essex 2nd XI||v Leics 2nd XI||Chelmsford||15 May 2014||Other T20|
|3/36||Essex||v Sri Lankans||Chelmsford||13 May 2014||LA|
A whippy seam bowler with a high action who has the ability to extract bounce from a surface, Newby is another product of the Lancashire Academy system. His first-team appearances for Lancashire were limited at first and he was one of the first players to switch counties under the newly-introduced loan system in 2005, when he moved temporarily to Nottinghamshire. Finding a consistent place among healthy seam options at Old Trafford continued to be a problem as he entered his late 20s.
He offered evidence of his potential with a six-wicket haul against Warwickshire at the beginning of the 2007 season but struggled to find consistency. He took 12 wickets in the last two Championship matches of the 2008 season and enjoyed his most productive campaign so far in 2009, in which he finished with 31 first-class wickets.
A cruciate ligament injury wrecked his 2010 season and in the last two years he has had more success in white-ball cricket, notably helping Lancashire beat Gloucestershire to reach the semi-finals of the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition by hitting 36 off 41 balls in 2011 and posting a career-best 5 for 36 in a victory over Essex in 2012.
By learning how to subtly change the pace of his deliveries
Also, what's the record for most matches without scoring a run?