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Aneurin Donald
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Aneurin Donald

England|batsman
Aneurin Donald

Full Name

Aneurin Henry Thomas Donald

Born

December 20, 1996, Swansea, Glamorgan

Age

24y 112d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Batsman

Education

Pontarddulais Comprehensive School

TEAMS

A destructive top-order batsman in limited-overs cricket and an attacking middle-order player in the first-class game, Aneurin Donald left his native Glamorgan for Hampshire late in the 2018 season citing his desire to play international cricket.

Born in Swansea, Donald broke into the Glamorgan first team after years in the age-group and second XI set-ups, and has strong family ties to the county: his great-uncle, Bernand Hedges, played over 400 games for them between 1950 and 1967.

He spent 18 months in the England Under-19 set-up, and shared captaincy duties with Haseeb Hameed despite underwhelming with the bat, but he first came to real prominence in 2016. Aged 19, he spanked 234 off 136 balls, equalling the fastest double-century in first-class cricket, in a remarkable maiden Championship hundred at Colwyn Bay. Derbyshire's attack was taken for 15 sixes, only one short of Graham Napier's Championship record, and his promise was undoubted.

He showed flashes of brilliance in limited-overs cricket, including a 40-ball 76 in a Glamorgan heist at The Oval in 2017, but such innings were only intermittent, and he left during a 2018 season in which he failed to reach fifty in any format.

His white-ball form was mixed in his first full season at the Ageas Bowl, but he played two Championship innings that reaffirmed his talent. In his first first-class game for Hampshire, he hit 75 from 56 balls against Warwickshire, and in July he took the same attack for 173 off 144 balls in a superb counterattacking innings from No. 6. The season ended in disappointment though, when he surprisingly found no takers in the inaugural draft for the Hundred.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC48865261023432.22356073.3131533738350
List A302714245716.3051382.6502437130
T20544939277620.15679136.520510327330
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC48------------
List A30------------
T2054------------

Recent Matches - Player

Photos


Aneurin Donald of Hampshire celebrates fifty
Aneurin Donald
Aneurin Donald has been a bright feature of Glamorgan's season
Aneurin Donald was named Man of the Match for his rapid fifty
Aneurin Donald of England
Aneurin Donald marked his first-class debut with 59