Full Name

Ethan Read Bamber


December 17, 1998, Westminster, Middlesex


24y 102d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Playing Role


Ethan Bamber finished the 2018 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand as England's joint leading wicket-taker and began his county career while studying Theology at Exeter University, not out of any strong religious conviction, just because he finds religion intriguing.

Bamber is the son of two actors, David Bamber and Julia Swift: his father David played Hitler alongside Tom Cruise in the 2008 film Valkyrie. By his own admission, he was a "terrible" actor and with some input from his brother Theo he turned belatedly to cricket and first represented Middlesex at Under-15 level.

Bamber's development has been inconsistent, but is regarded as a "mini-Murts", a long-term successor to Middlesex's veteran seamer, Tim Murtagh. In the latter stages of the 2018 season, he took 28 wickets in six Division Two matches at 20.25, finding the accuracy that had at sometimes deserted him, unsurprisingly for one so young.

His opportunities were limited in 2019, but after a brief loan spell to Gloucestershire during the Cheltenham Festival, he achieved his maiden five-wicket haul in Middlesex's final match of the season against Derbyshire. He then regressed amid the Covid season of 2020, claiming a solitary wicket while struggling with his weight, but everything appeared to click in 2021, when he claimed 52 wickets at 20.84.

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Career Averages
List A99476432153/413/4128.805.4431.7000
Batting & Fielding
List A952462115.335288.46005010
Recent Matches - Player
Middlesex vs WORCS251/3826-Sep-2022WorcesterFC
Middlesex vs Leics2 & 32/44 & 1/2320-Sep-2022LeicesterFC
Middlesex vs Glamorgan51/44 & 2/3612-Sep-2022Lord'sFC
Middlesex vs Surrey--3/4610-Aug-2022RadlettList A
Middlesex vs Durham--1/4607-Aug-2022Chester-le-StreetList A
Ethan Bamber claimed a four-wicket haul
Martin Andersson celebrates with team-mate Ethan Bamber after taking the wicket of Ben Mike
Ethan Bamber appeals for another Surrey wicket
Ethan Bamber gets into his delivery stride
Ethan Bamber sports a smile