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Simon Kerrigan
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Simon Kerrigan

England|Bowler
Simon Kerrigan

INTL CAREER: 2013 - 2013

Full Name

Simon Christopher Kerrigan

Born

May 10, 1989, Preston, Lancashire

Age

32y 6d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

5ft 9in

TEAMS

Simon Kerrigan is likely to be forever remembered for his traumatic Test debut, against Australia at The Oval in 2013. Given a surprise cap after the Ashes had been sown up, Kerrigan's method entirely departed him and he was plundered for 53 off eight overs as Shane Watson tore into a succession of full tosses and long hops.

That appearance was a tough reflection on Kerrigan, who was widely regarded as the next spinner in line for England honours. He made his first significant mark during the 2010 season when he took 30 wickets in 13 Championship matches, having earned his chance when Gary Keedy suffered a broken collarbone in pre-season. When Keedy was fit they formed a potent duo although when only one spinner was selected Kerrigan still had to bide his time.

Their ability to work in harness was shown again early in the 2011 season when they impressed on a crumbling surface at Edgbaston were Kerrigan took 5 for 7. That, though, paled by comparison with what he managed in the penultimate game of Lancashire's successful Championship season as he took 9 for 51 against Hampshire, claiming the crucial final wicket with four minutes left. Peter Moores, a Lancashire coach who would soon leave for a second stint with England, called that display "world class". On that September afternoon rain fell everywhere except Aigburth and Roy Tattersall, a Lancashire and England spinner of the 1950s, beamed with pleasure amid serious illness.

Kerrigan gained international recognition with one-day appearances for England Lions and displaced the veteran Keedy as Lancashire's first choice spinner for 2012, when he took 44 Championship wickets at 34.81 and a six-wicket haul for England Lions in a first-class match against Australia A at Old Trafford in August. Keedy's move to Surrey paved the way for Kerrigan to become Lancashire's No. 1 spinner, but after that disturbing Test debut he returned to county cricket with a sizeable task to rebuild rhythm and self-belief.

There were signs of recovery in 2016 when he bowled nearly 500 Championship overs, but in a summer where spinners had a comparatively high number of turning tracks after a change to toss regulations his wickets cost 38 apiece. He did take his first five-wicket haul since that Hampshire performance in 2011, however, the same county suffering once more as he bowled out the tail in a Lancashire innings victory. Opportunities were few and far between, however, in 2017 as Lancashire preferred his fellow left-arm spinner Stephen Parry and he was loaned out to Northants in an attempt to reinvigorate his career. Lancashire released him in 2018.


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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1148530---6.62-000
FC10817721085100333309/5112/19230.402.8563.8022133
List A353314561302283/213/2146.505.3652.00000
T202424516595203/173/1729.756.9125.80000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test11111*-128.33000000
FC10812743112462*13.38297337.800311611380
List A3515630103.335950.840030110
T20244494*-5180.000010110
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Northants vs Yorkshire8 & 121/2129-Apr-2021LeedsFC
Northants vs Lancashire45* & 04/60 & 0/1915-Apr-2021ManchesterFC
Nthants 2nd vs Derby 2nd XI--1/3413-Apr-2021NorthamptonOTHER
Northants vs Gloucs--1/106-Sep-2020BristolFC
Northants vs Glamorgan10/34 & 2/5422-Aug-2020NorthamptonFC

Photos


Simon Kerrigan has proved himself capable of taking the first steps of a career revival with Northamptonshire
Simon Kerrigan celebrates a wicket
Simon Kerrigan last made a professional appearance in 2017
Simon Kerrigan in action for Lancashire
Simon Kerrigan took 2 for 36
Simon Kerrigan took a low return catch to remove Tom Abell