Oliver James Hannon-Dalby
June 20, 1989, Halifax, Yorkshire
Left hand Bat
Right arm Medium fast
Oliver Hannon-Dalby is a tall (about six feet, seven inches), medium-fast bowler who developed through the Yorkshire youth system and made his first-class debut for the club, aged just 18, in 2008. While his maiden wicket was Mark Ramprakash, he had to wait until 2010 to play another game. He claimed five-wicket hauls in the first two Championship matches of the season - against Warwickshire and Somerset - and seemed to have established himself in the Yorkshire side. But he fell out of favour at the start of 2011 and, despite being drafted in to make his T20 debut in the Champions League of 2012, he was informed that he did not feature in the club's plans and informed he was free to talk to other counties.
He joined Warwickshire for the 2013 season on a one-year deal and, in his second Championship game, batted for 78-minutes with an arm broken by an Alfonso Thomas delivery to help his side save the match against Somerset.
But it was in 2014 that Hannon-Dalby really began to contribute for his new club. Despite his relatively gentle pace, he emerged as a calm death bowler and played a crucial role in Warwickshire's NatWest T20 Blast triumph - he claimed three wickets in the final against Lancashire and survived a memorable assault (both cricketing and verbal) by Andrew Flintoff - and their progress to the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup. He also responded well to more opportunities in red ball cricket and was rewarded with a two-year contract extension at the end of the season.
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