Full Name

Thomas Jacob Haines


October 28, 1998, Crawley, West Sussex


24y 214d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Top order Batter


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 that 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 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

List A88030112337.6236083.611026630


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Recent Matches of Tom Haines

Sussex vs Glamorgan582/27 & 1/5518-May-2023HoveFC
Sussex vs Gloucs31/5 & 0/527-Apr-2023BristolFC
Sussex vs Yorkshire48 & 230/820-Apr-2023HoveFC
Sussex vs Durham11 & 640/3306-Apr-2023HoveFC
Eng Lions vs Sri Lanka A10 & 10--07-Feb-2023GalleFC

Photos of Tom Haines

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
Tom Haines continued his run of good form