Full Name

Sam Thomas Evans

Born

December 20, 1997, Leicester

Age

24y 352d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Playing Role

Top order Batter

Leicester-born opening batsman Sam Evans, a product of the Grace Road academy, joined the full Leicestershire staff on a summer contract in April 2017 when he was still a student. He made 114 against Northants in just his second first-class innings, for Loughborough MCCU, and was given a Championship debut in the final game of the season against Northants at Grace Road.

Evans signed a new contract in late 2019 after finishing his Geography degree, having been part of a golden generation at Loughborough MCCU, featuring in the same top three as Hasan Azad and James Bracey. Leicestershire signed Ben Slater on loan instead of giving him an opportunity in the Bob Willis Trophy, but after Slater was recalled by parent club Notts, Evans made 85 against Durham to earn him a spot at the start of the 2021 season. Then, things suddenly clicked: he hit hundreds in three successive games, against Surrey, Gloucestershire and Surrey again.

Evans is a nuggety, defensive opening batsman who focuses on survival rather than scoring quickly. He is particularly strong through cover-point, but was perceived as vulnerable against the short ball early in his county career.


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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC32543144513828.33381437.8846168390
List A320372018.504582.22004000
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC32354460---5.11-000
List A3------------
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatDateGroundFormat
Leics vs Derbyshire30 & 6426-Sep-2022DerbyFC
Leics vs Middlesex12 & 020-Sep-2022LeicesterFC
Leics vs Notts50* & 1805-Sep-2022NottinghamFC
Leics 2nd XI vs Glam 2nd XI80 & 429-Aug-2022LoughboroughOTHER
Leics vs Kent1726-Aug-2022LeicesterList A
Photos
Sam Evans top-scored with 63
Sam Evans made a watchful start
Sam Evans acknowledges his hundred
Hassan Azad and Sam Evans added 130 for the first wicket
Sam Evans works to leg