Full name Luke Anthony Procter
Born June 24, 1988, Oldham, Lancashire
Current age 27 years 159 days
Major teams Cumberland, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|First-class debut||Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, May 17-20, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester, Sep 23-26, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Lancashire v Glamorgan at Manchester, Aug 19, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby, Jun 2, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Jul 17, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|-||Lancashire||v Glamorgan||Manchester||19 Aug 2015||LA|
|-||Lancashire||v Hampshire||Southampton||17 Aug 2015||LA|
|22||Lancs 2nd XI||v Worcs 2nd XI||Manchester||6 Aug 2015||Other OD|
|5, 2/40, 6||Lancs 2nd XI||v Worcs 2nd XI||Southport||3 Aug 2015||Other|
|38||Lancs 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Middlewich||23 Jul 2015||Other OD|
|1/53, 45, 26||Lancs 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Great Crosby||20 Jul 2015||Other|
|20||Lancashire||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||17 Jul 2015||T20|
|34||Lancs 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Arundel||16 Jul 2015||Other T20|
|79*||Lancs 2nd XI||v Yorks 2nd XI||Pudsey||9 Jul 2015||Other OD|
|115||Lancs 2nd XI||v Yorks 2nd XI||Leeds||6 Jul 2015||Other|
Allrounder Luke Procter, a wristy left-handed batsman and a whippy top side of medium bowler, has gradually found himself used as a Championship specialist since making his debut for Lancashire in 2010.
He first made his mark the following season as did so many young Lancastrians in a Championship-winning year. Having begun the campaign eager to secure his place in Lancashire's one-day side, he not only achieved that ambition but also made a significant contribution to the county's title-winning County Championship team. Half-centuries against Sussex at Hove and Durham at Liverpool contributed to a total of 366 runs at 40.66, which put him top of the county's batting averages.
Procter made his full four-day debut against Somerset at Taunton in 2010, having made a strong impression in one-day games, notably with an unbeaten 64 that helped clinch a win over Worcestershire in a Clydesdale Bank 40 match and by scoring 97 in a 50-over match against West Indies A.
His 2012 season was disrupted by injury. He sat out two months with a torn thigh muscle before returning for the last four matches of the season, when he was tried, with some success, as an opener. He played all bar one of Lancashire's four-day matches in 2013, but a batting average of 34 and bowling number of 42 were a touch low and high respectively.
As a sideline, he has been training as a hairdresser, even offering freehaircuts to Lancashire team-mates in a rudimentary salaon in the Old Trafford dressing room toilets.
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