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Wayne Madsen

Wayne Madsen
INTL CAREER: 2023 - 2023
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Full Name

Wayne Lee Madsen


January 02, 1984, Durban


40y 169d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role







Wayne Madsen's reputation blossomed in 2013 with the greater attention given to Derbyshire following their promotion to Division One of the Championship. Derbyshire were relegated immediately but their captain, Madsen, proved a formidable opponent, scoring 1221 Championship runs and being the first player to reach 1000 runs in Division One. He was named as Championship Cricketer of the Year by the Cricket Writers' Club.

Although one of the securer top-order batsmen in the country, England never came calling. But Madsen did belatedly embark on an international career, at the age of 39, using the Italian passport that had helped him move to county cricket 15 years earlier to take part in the ICC's European Regional Qualifier for the 2024 T20 World Cup. Italy came third, narrowly missing out on a trip to the Caribbean and USA.

Madsen had stepped down from the Derbyshire captaincy before the 2016 season after four years during which his undemonstrative leadership style had commanded great respect, suggesting that he still harboured England ambitions, but although the runs and the county awards kept coming the selectors looked elsewhere. In 2022, he scored more Championship runs - 1273 - than anyone in either division, but at 38 his chances of a Test cap seemed remote.

Madsen, who was born in Durban, South Africa and represented the country as an international hockey player, started his career with KwaZulu-Natal and played played four seasons for them - playing in the Lancashire leagues in the off-season - before heading to the UK full time in 2008.

He first secured a two-year Derbyshire contract in 2009 after cracking two centuries in his first four games with the county and averaged 57.78 in the County Championship in his first season.

He became captain in 2012 and straight away guided Derbyshire to promotion - their first honour for 20 years. His personal highlight was a career-best 231 against Northamptonshire and he shared a ninth-wicket partnership of 261 with Tom Poynton which fell only 23 runs short of the world record.

Back-to-back hundreds in the Royal London One Day Cup in 2014 - his first two in the 50-over format - enabled him to lead Derbyshire to their first quarter-final for nine years. In 2016, without the responsibility of captaincy, he scored 1292 runs with six hundreds; two years later, he was one of only two Division Two batsmen to pass 1000 Championship runs. His consistency and inventiveness as T20 player earned him contracts in the PSL and T10, and he was also drafted for the Hundred, helping Manchester Originals to reach the final of the 2022 edition.

Outside cricket, he also spent some of his offseason coaching Belper Ladies hockey club.
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Wayne Madsen Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A11310517369813842.02401092.21820--750


List A113-668573163/273/2735.815.1441.7000
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Recent Matches of Wayne Madsen

Derbyshire vs Bears00/3016-Jun-2024DerbyT20
Derbyshire vs Northants0--14-Jun-2024DerbyT20
Derbyshire vs Yorkshire2--09-Jun-2024LeedsT20
Derbyshire vs Notts53--07-Jun-2024DerbyT20
Derbyshire vs Leics43--01-Jun-2024BirminghamT20

Photos of Wayne Madsen

Wayne Madsen works through midwicket on his way to a hundred
Wayne Madsen top-scored with 61 for Derbyshire
Mickey Arthur has set high standards for Derbyshire
Wayne Madsen was bowled looking to scoop
Wayne Madsen and Paul Walter celebrate the winning runs
Wayne Madsen anchored the chase