Matches (24)
IPL (2)
USA vs CAN (2)
WI 4-Day (4)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
ACC Premier Cup (6)
SA v SL (W) (1)

Full Name

Martin John Saggers

Born

May 23, 1972, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Age

51y 326d

Nicknames

Saggs

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Height

6ft 2in

Education

Springwood High School; Huddersfield University

Other

Umpire

When Durham released Martin Saggers in 1998 it seemed as if his flirtation with county cricket was over after three seasons and that he would return to his Minor Counties roots with his native Norfolk. But Saggers was snapped up by Kent and, helped by injuries to some regular bowlers, soon nailed down a first-team place. Tall and blond, with an energetic delivery after a galloping run, Saggers moves the ball around at a lively pace, and finished 2002 as the joint-top wicket-taker in the English season with 83. He was already 30 by then, and England recognition seemed to have passed him by, much to the chagrin of his county captain David Fulton, who advanced a spirited case for his inclusion late in 2003 when Martin Bicknell (34) finally got the call. But Saggers was put on standby for the winter tours of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and was diverted to Dhaka when Andrew Flintoff's groin injury proved slow to respond to treatment. He duly made his debut in the second Test at Chittagong, which he lit up with a spectacular one-handed back-flip of a catch at fine leg, and then in dank conditions against New Zealand at Headingley the following season, he grabbed the wicket of Mark Richardson with his first ball in home Tests. One match later he was dropped and faded into obscurity once again. He retired from first-class cricket in 2009 and took up umpiring, standing on the reserve list in 2010 and 2011. He was added to the full list of ECB umpires for the 2012 season.
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Martin Saggers Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests330110.33303.33000010
FC1191474311656411.20--02--270
List A124683431334*9.20--00--230
T20s1010555.00862.50000020

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests3649324772/293/6235.283.0070.4000
FC119-20676105134157/79-25.333.0549.8-180
List A124-562242291665/225/2225.474.5133.8520
T20s10918625662/142/1442.668.2531.0000

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
ODIs1293
T20Is22148
WTests211
WODIs14104
WT20Is972
FC1541522
List A786612
T20s16713928
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Umpires Richard Illingworth and Martin Saggers have a chat
Umpire Martin Saggers runs off
Steve Harmison bowls Martin Saggers to complete Durham's win
Martin Saggers celebrates a wicket
Martin Saggers bowling against Warwickshire
Martin Saggers is bowled by a slower ball