John Simpson      

Full name John Andrew Simpson

Born July 13, 1988, Bury, Lancashire

Current age 32 years 70 days

Major teams England Under-19s, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Marylebone Cricket Club, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

John Andrew Simpson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 160 254 39 6930 167* 32.23 14590 47.49 7 39 910 44 486 25
List A 93 72 11 1587 82* 26.01 1829 86.76 0 8 147 21 81 19
T20s 119 104 19 2063 84* 24.27 1585 130.15 0 7 134 77 57 21
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 160 2 18 23 0 - - - 7.66 - 0 0 0
List A 93 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 119 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Northamptonshire v Middlesex at Northampton, Sep 2-4, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford, Sep 6-8, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Kent v Middlesex at Canterbury, Aug 9, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's, May 10, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's, Jun 28, 2009 scorecard
Last T20s Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton, Sep 20, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1c/0s, 48 Middlesex v Hampshire Southampton 20 Sep 2020 T20
46, 1c/0s Middlesex v Sussex Hove 18 Sep 2020 T20
46, 1c/0s Middlesex v Kent Canterbury 16 Sep 2020 T20
0c/0s, 31 Middlesex v Surrey Lord's 14 Sep 2020 T20
30*, 2c/1s Middlesex v Hampshire Lord's 12 Sep 2020 T20
12, 3c/0s, 26*, 0c/0s Middlesex v Essex Chelmsford 6 Sep 2020 FC
11, 0c/0s Middlesex v Surrey The Oval 5 Sep 2020 T20
16, 0c/0s Middlesex v Essex Lord's 3 Sep 2020 T20
46, 0c/0s Middlesex v Sussex Lord's 1 Sep 2020 T20
12*, 0c/0s Middlesex v Kent Lord's 29 Aug 2020 T20
Profile

John Simpson, a neat and reliable wicketkeeper capable of useful contributions with the bat, has been Middlesex's first-choice wicketkeeper for nearly a decade since fighting off competition from Ben Scott and David Nash. He has had his admirers among Middlesex supporters who have proposed him for England Test honours, but a first-class average hovering in the early 30s has never really advanced his claims. All that was forgotten, though, on a memorable final afternoon at Taunton when his 79 not out from 80 balls, rounded off with two legside sixes, completed a thrilling Middlesex run chase at Taunton that proved to be an inspirational factor in a season that brought their first Championship title for 23 years. A hundred against Hampshire in May that year, the fifth first-class hundred of his career, was another strikingly fluent display.

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Sep 18, 2020

John Simpson drives down the ground, Sussex v Middlesex, Vitality Blast, September 18, 2020

John Simpson drives down the ground

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Aug 23, 2020

John Simpson finds the boundary on the off side, Bob Willis Trophy, Middlesex v Sussex, Radlett, August 23, 2020

John Simpson finds the boundary on the off side

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Aug 20, 2019

John Simpson raises his bat on reaching fifty, Sussex v Middlesex, County Championship, Division Two, Hove, August 20, 2019

John Simpson raises his bat on reaching fifty

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004,2011