Matches (19)
IPL (3)
Women's Tri-Series (1)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
ACC Premier Cup (6)

Full Name

Thomas Jacob Haines

Born

October 28, 1998, Crawley, West Sussex

Age

25y 169d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Top order Batter

Education

Tanbridge House; Hurstpierpoint College

Tom Haines confirmed the impression that he was among the best top-order batting prospects in the country with back-to-back seasons in which he averaged almost 50 in the County Championship, despite Sussex's struggles. After racking up 1176 runs in 2021, he took on the captaincy and contributed another 941, which included a career-best 243 at Derby. A Lions call followed in the 2022-23 winter, with Haines scoring a century on debut in Galle.

A compact left-handed batsman, who primarily bats in the top three, Haines also provides an extra bowling option with some bustling medium pace. He first nailed down a spot in Sussex's County Championship side in 2018, and was rewarded with a long-term contract.

Haines owed his third Championship appearance for Sussex - and first for two years - to the fact that Chris Jordan was called into the England Lions squad. It was so last-minute that he even needed his mum to give him a lift to Arundel from a second-team match at New Malden. It was quite a way to prepare for what followed: a maiden Championship hundred against Durham.

He spent the 2018-19 winter in South Africa at the Gary Kirsten Academy, but endured a lean 2019 as he failed to pass 39 in his 11 Championship innings. His wait for a second first-class hundred ended the following summer at The Oval in Sussex's final Bob Willis Trophy fixture, and his form took a leap forward in 2021. As well as his breakthrough Championship form, he was given the captaincy of the Royal London Cup team and scored a maiden List A hundred, too.
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Tom Haines Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC601063390224337.88676257.7010175367180
List A1616061912338.6873883.8714621060
T20s440522713.0044118.18004200

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC606125401190253/503/5047.602.81101.6000
List A16460720---7.20-000
T20s4------------

Recent Matches of Tom Haines

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Sussex vs Northants1330/105-Apr-2024HoveFC
Sussex vs Gloucs62 & 41/2126-Sep-2023HoveFC
Sussex vs Leics39 & 341/33 & 0/710-Sep-2023HoveFC
Sussex vs Durham51 & 120/1003-Sep-2023Chester-le-StreetFC
Sussex vs Warwickshire550/822-Aug-2023HoveList A

Photos of Tom Haines

Tom Haines drives on his way to 91
Tom Haines drills six down the ground during his innings of 48
Tom Haines scored a half-century on Lions debut
Tom Haines hits a boundary
Tom Haines made a pre-season hundred against Surrey
Tom Haines celebrates reaching his century with Ben Brown