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Josh Tongue
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Josh Tongue

England|Bowler
Josh Tongue

Full Name

Joshua Charles Tongue

Born

November 15, 1997

Age

23y 179d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

An outstanding debut season saw Josh Tongue announce himself as one of the outstanding fast bowling prospects in English cricket. Tongue, aged just 19, finished the 2017 Championship campaign having played a huge role in Worcestershire's promotion, made his England U19 Test debut and won a place in the England Lions squad to Australia. After taking a five-wicket haul on Championship debut against Glamorgan at the start of April (he had previously played one first-class game against Oxford MCCU in 2016), he kept his place for the entire campaign and finished with 47 Championship wickets. Central to that success was his sharp pace and bounce generated from a high, easy action.

With a cricket coach for a father, Tongue first represented the Worcestershire U10 side when he was aged just six and progressed through every stage of the club's youth system. A good enough batsman to have scored 150 in the Birmingham League, his progress was delayed by a stress fracture of the back that necessitated surgery during the 2016 season. Having proved his recovery, Tongue signed a new four-year contract with Worcestershire (lasting until the end of 2021) in July 2017. A stress fracture in his left foot interrupted his progress in 2018 and ruled him out of an England Lions tour to the UAE to face Pakistan.
ESPNcricinfo staff

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC3664571231341266/979/9824.873.2945.30650
List A1313529600142/352/3542.856.8037.70000
T20558412232/322/3240.668.7128.00000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC364693934110.6286945.220056040
List A1373763419.008095.00005120
T2052232*-2150.00000020

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Worcs vs Warwickshire--2/82 & 0/1506-May-2021BirminghamFC
Worcs 2nd XI vs Lancs 2nd XI7 & 11*1/6226-Apr-2021Walshes MeadowsOTHER
Worcs 2nd XI vs Smrst 2nd XI535/60 & 3/4319-Apr-2021TauntonOTHER
Worcs 2nd XI vs Glouc 2nd XI2* & 172/61 & 0/2012-Apr-2021KidderminsterOTHER
Worcs vs Somerset0 & 0*1/40 & 0/2806-Sep-2020WorcesterFC

Photos


Cameron Bancroft had his stumps rearranged by Josh Tongue
Josh Tongue gets a couple of high fives
Josh Tongue celebrates a wicket