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Tom Fell
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Tom Fell

England|Batter
Tom Fell

Full Name

Thomas Charles Fell

Born

October 17, 1993, Hillingdon, Middlesex

Age

27y 213d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Batter

TEAMS

Tom Fell, a promising county batsman, played his part in publicising the risks of testicular cancer when his Worcestershire career was interrupted by such a medical diagnosis at the end of the 2015 season. Fell had surgery, and subsequently needed chemotherapy, before resuming his career midway through the following season. His first hundred since his illness - against Lancashire in the Royal London Cup at the end of July - was warmly welcomed throughout the game. Fell admitted an initial reluctance to seek medical advice caused a delay in the removal of the tumour and he played an important role in encouraging others not to do the same. The general sense of goodwill in the game was a contributory factor in him winning the MCC's Spirit of Cricket award for 2016 for signalling that his foot had touched the rope while failing to save a boundary during a Sussex run chase.

Fell had an outstanding reputation before he made the Worcestershire first team. He broke every run-scoring record at Oakham School - where Stuart Broad and Josh Cobb were also educated - and, in his last year, made eight successive scores of 50 or more including two centuries. He made his first-class debut for Oxford MCCU in 2013 but left university at the end of his first year to dedicate himself to cricket.

In his second first-class match for Worcestershire, he made an unbeaten 62 against an Australia attack including Ryan Harris and, in his next innings, was denied a maiden century when poor weather intervened against Kent when he was unbeaten on 94. The century eventually came in 2014: an innings of 124 against Leicestershire followed by an innings of 133 against Glamorgan and while progress was not always smooth, Fell had announced himself as a young man of considerable promise.

That was confirmed by his form in 2015. He made three centuries in Division One and, in a Worcestershire relegation season, became the only man at the club to pass 1,000 runs in the Championship season. He was also the youngest man in the country to do so in the top division.

2017 proved more challenging. Worcestershire won promotion and topped the Division Two table, but Fell failed to register a Championship 50 and averaged just 14.68. His form in the Royal London Cup - where he averaged 16.60 with a top score of 39 - was little better.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC901527438017130.20894848.946196246670
List A454451369116*35.10171180.011111475160
T20750622812.4061101.63004120
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC90320170---5.09-000
List A45------------
T207------------

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Worcs vs Durham44 & 113-May-2021Chester-le-StreetFC
Worcs vs Warwickshire2006-May-2021BirminghamFC
Worcs vs Essex53 & 3529-Apr-2021WorcesterFC
Worcs vs Notts122-Apr-2021WorcesterFC
Worcs vs Derbyshire69 & 1315-Apr-2021DerbyFC

Photos


Tom Fell celebrates reaching fify
Tom Fell raises his bat for his hundred
Tom Fell steers into the off side
Tom Fell flicks into the leg side
Tom Fell turns into the leg side
Tom Fell was run out as Worcestershire failed to build a platform