Matches (16)
AFG v IRE (1)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Durham in ZIM (1)
QAT v HKG (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
WCL 2 (1)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Derek Raymond Pringle

Born

September 18, 1958, Nairobi, Kenya

Age

65y 164d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

6ft 4in

Education

Felsted School; Cambridge

RELATIONS

(father)

Other

Commentator

When the chairman of selectors Peter May plucked 23-year-old Derek Pringle from Cambridge to the England team in 1982, amateur psychologists had a rare treat. People speculated that May, a man with four daughters, saw in Pringle the son he never had. He was certainly not the son he would have expected. The most fluent undergraduate stroke player in a generation turned out to be primarily a medium-pace bowler who could use his 6ft 4in to generate swing and bounce and play occasionally effective innings in the mid to late-order. He hardly thought like the strait-laced May either: Pringle, the first England cricketer to wear an ear-ring, had eclectic tastes in reading, slightly outre tastes in music and lateral thought processes. Spectators, especially outside Essex, derided him constantly - as an ungainly under-achiever who lumbered round the field. But he retained the confidence even of captains as stern as Graham Gooch, since he was adaptable, dependable and, beneath the unconventional veneer, loyal. His overall record with bat and ball was unimpressive for someone who played 30 Tests. May - who disliked the press - might have been more horrified by his subsequent career as cricket correspondent of The Independent, latterly, The Daily Telegraph.
Matthew Engel

Derek Pringle Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests305252872518705/957/12035.972.8575.5230
ODIs444423791677444/424/4238.114.2254.0100
FC295-45139202307617/18-26.582.6859.3-253
List A316-15410103953835/125/1227.144.0440.2550

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests305046956315.10243928.4901662100
ODIs44301242549*23.6161668.9900263110
FC29540578924312828.26--1048--1530
List A31624557487381*25.92--029--870
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Derek Pringle sweeps
Captain John Emburey isn't happy with England's performance. Bowler Derek Pringle sits next to him
Former England captain Mike Brearely sits with current captain John Emburey and manager Micky Stewart in the balcony, and bowler Derek Pringle stands at the back
Derek Pringle
Viv Richards lofts Derek Pringle on his way to 189*
Derek Pringle with the ball in his hands