Full Name

Ryan Francis Higgins

Born

January 06, 1995, Harare, Mashonaland

Age

26y 207d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Playing Role

Allrounder

TEAMS

Ryan Higgins moved to Gloucestershire at the end of the 2017 season after struggling to break into Middlesex's first team and immediately left them rueing his departure. Over the next four years, he was the outstanding allrounder in the County Championship bowling nagging medium pace and scoring quick runs from the lower-middle order, and helped them earn promotion from Division Two in 2019.

Higgins was born in Harare before his family moved to Berkshire, making him one of the substantial number of Zimbabweans plying their trade outside the country of their birth. He made his Middlesex limited-overs debuts in 2014 and showcased his ability to clear the ropes. He was involved in a quirky incident when Middlesex played Sussex in a T20 match at Hove in 2014, a huge leg-side hit against legspinner Will Beer striking a seagull and preventing a certain boundary; the seagull, briefly brought to earth, flew off seemingly not seriously injured.

In 2016, he revealed his wicket-taking abilities too, collecting 5 for 13 against Hampshire to take Middlesex into the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast. His short-form credentials became apparent in 2017 when he smashed 68 not out off 28 balls against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham, which enticed them to lure him away from Middlesex at the end of the season - with Richard Dawson terming him: "A game-changer."

Higgins had been particularly keen to break into Middlesex's Championship side, but managed only four first-class appearances in 2017 due to their packed seam stocks. At Gloucestershire, he immediately found his way into the side and took 48 Championship wickets in his first season. The following summer, he took 50, and added 958 runs to spearhead their promotion charge. He is recognised as an underrated player on the county circuit, though at 5ft 8in and 77mph/124kph, higher honours may be a stretch.


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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC477510208119932.01323664.305726114150
List A3329568081*28.3370197.0003491850
T20857523133577*25.671002133.230410050210
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC4776830335611637/4211/9621.842.5750.901261
List A3323915845244/504/5035.205.5438.10100
T2085619811467595/135/1324.868.9716.60110

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Fire vs Originals1*1/931-Jul-2021CardiffT20
Gloucs vs Somerset11/4518-Jul-2021TauntonT20
Gloucs vs Surrey121/3416-Jul-2021CheltenhamT20
Gloucs vs Hampshire25 & 263/92 & 0/2511-Jul-2021CheltenhamFC
Gloucs vs Middlesex431/2609-Jul-2021CheltenhamT20

Photos


Ryan Higgins celebrates after taking the wicket of Craig Overton
Ryan Higgins helped spark a late collapse
Ryan Higgins cracks a pull
Ryan Higgins celebrates a wicket
Ryan Higgins wheels away in celebration
Ryan Higgins celebrates his reaching his century