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Tim Ambrose      

Full name Timothy Raymond Ambrose

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

Current age 31 years 145 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 168 254 24 7788 251* 33.86 14698 52.98 11 48 417 24
List A 136 113 17 2797 135 29.13 3720 75.18 3 12 130 23
Twenty20 55 43 13 800 77 26.66 697 114.77 0 2 61 13 32 17
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 168 6 1 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0
List A 136 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 55 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester, Apr 20-23, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire at Nottingham, Jun 16, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Sussex at Southampton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham, Jul 11, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6c/0s, 23, 2c/1s, 0 Warwickshire v Lancashire Manchester 20 Apr 2014 FC
20, 2c/0s, 19, 0c/0s Warwickshire v Sussex Birmingham 13 Apr 2014 FC
11, 1c/0s Warwickshire v Oxford MCCU Oxford 7 Apr 2014 FC
1c/0s, 61, 0c/0s Warwickshire v Sussex Birmingham 28 Aug 2013 FC
2c/0s, 12, 2c/0s, 5* Warwickshire v Somerset Birmingham 20 Aug 2013 FC
55* Warwcks 2nd v MCC YC Sutton Coldfield 14 Aug 2013 Other
4c/0s, 0, 1c/0s Warwickshire v Yorkshire Leeds 2 Aug 2013 FC
39, 2c/0s, 21, 1c/0s Warwickshire v Notts Birmingham 15 Jul 2013 FC
60, 2c/0s, 4c/0s, 47 Warwickshire v Middlesex Uxbridge 8 Jul 2013 FC
55, 0c/0s Warwickshire v Notts Nottingham 16 Jun 2013 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

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Gloucs v Essex at Bristol
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Hampshire v Surrey at Southampton
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Leics v Glamorgan at Leicester
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Middlesex v Yorkshire at Lord's
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Northants v Lancashire at Northampton
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Notts v Warwickshire at Nottingham
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Sussex v Somerset at Hove
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Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester
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