Tom Barber

Tom Barber

Tom Barber

Full Name

Thomas Edward Barber


August 08, 1995, Poole, Dorset


25y 272d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm fast medium

Playing Role



For somebody who had yet to take a Championship wicket by the end of 2018 - he had played two matches for Middlesex - Tom Barber was noticeably talked about. He fractured the thumb of England's white-ball captain Eoin Morgan in Middlesex training and also broke the record for the fastest delivery in testing at the national performance centre at Loughborough, previously held by Stuart Meaker. Nothing creates a sense of excitement in cricket than talk of an out-and-out fast bowler.

Barber, a left-arm quick, announced himself to the county game as a teenager by dismissing Kane Williamson and Andrew Gale in consecutive deliveries against Yorkshire in the 50-over competition but thereafter struggled to break into the Hampshire first team.

Barber won England U-19 honours, beginning with a tour of South Africa tour in 2012. He was given opportunities for Hampshire second XI in 2013 and was awarded a two-year scholarship contract in 2014. He was released at the end of 2015 and went on to represent Dorset where Paul Prichard, the former Essex batsman, recommended him to Middlesex. Invited to bowl at a Middlesex training session in 2016, he made a positive impression and was taken on by the MCC Young Cricketers the following year.

He played two NatWest T20 matches for Middlesex in 2017, one against his former club, and was rewarded with a professional contract at the end of the season. Daniel Vettori, Middlesex's T20 coach, was a fan and called him as exciting as Mitchell Starc at the same age, but in seven matches he disappeared at more than 12 an over, a work very much in progress, but an exciting work nonetheless.

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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A760110.16175.88000000
List A7730032293/623/6235.776.4433.30000

Recent Matches - Player

Notts 2nd XI vs Warwcks 2nd--0/48 & 1/2626-Apr-2021BirminghamOTHER
Notts 2nd XI vs Leics 2nd XI0 & 02/83 & 2/7419-Apr-2021NottinghamOTHER
Notts 2nd XI vs Lancs 2nd XI1* & 0*2/8013-Apr-2021NottinghamOTHER
Notts vs Leics--2/48 & 0/4322-Aug-2020LeicesterFC
Notts vs Lancashire2*3/42 & 0/3215-Aug-2020NottinghamFC


Tom Barber claims a scalp
Tom Barber picked up another eye-catching haul
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