Full Name

Thomas George Helm

Born

May 07, 1994, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire

Age

27y 142d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Education

Misbourne School

TEAMS

Tom Helm, a fast bowler who generates pace and bounce from a strong, repeatable action, is regarded as one of the most promising young quicks in England. He signed for Middlesex in 2012 at 18 and a year later he impressed on his first-class debut against Yorkshire at Headingley, ending the game with match figures of 5-78. But his early career suffered from what he termed "a series of false starts". He had a brief spell on loan at Glamorgan in 2014 and after winning a place in Middlesex's Championship-opener against Nottinghamshire in 2015, he suffered a stress fracture and it turned out to be his only county appearance.

He then suffered an ankle injury in June 2016 and missed the remainder of a summer which ended with Middlesex winning the County Championship. But England took him on a Lions tour to Sri Lanka and he did his reputation no harm at all. Helm had expressed modest ambitions for his first England Lions tour. "One of my main aims was to leave the tour in one piece," he said. A young fast bowler can soon become philosophical when his early career is strewn with stress fractures and injury mishaps in the field. But his 5 for 33 against Sri Lanka A in Colombo represented (somewhat surprisingly) the second best figures in 30 years of Lions cricket. It set him up well for an English summer in which her topped the T20 averages and, although he managed only nine Championship games in the next two seasons, he did at least have maiden five-fors across all three formats.


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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC345952242772875/367/14031.863.1860.00030
List A403918161742565/335/3331.105.7532.40220
T20575511021622645/115/1125.348.8317.20010
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC3449106085215.58132645.8501893100
List A402482063012.8728971.2800152150
T2057241412028*12.0012199.17008050

Recent Matches - Player

Photos


Tom Helm claimed the early wicket of Dan Lawrence
John Simpson and Tom Helm attempt to find the ball in the groundsman's shelter
Tom Helm celebrates a wicket
Tom Helm in delivery stride
Tom Helm claimed career-best figures of 5 for 11
Tom Helm in delivery stride