Wayne Andrew White
September 22, 1985, Derby
Right hand bat
Right arm medium fast
John Port School, Nottingham University
Wayne White resisted the temptation to chase a career in football, where he has played at semi-professional level in goal for Long Eaton for a nomadic existence on the county circuit involving three clubs - two of them, Leicestershire and Derbyshire, played for twice.
His early career at Derbyshire was troubled by injury after a promising much by taking four wickets on debut in his county's only victory of the 2005 season, against Somerset. Ruled out for most of 2006 with a double stress fracture of the back, he returned against Surrey at the end of the season and again picked up four wickets which proved enough to earn him a two-year contract. In 2007, he collected his maiden five-wicket haul against Northamptonshire.
In 2009 he moved to Leicestershire where he established as a solid allrounder and made 51 first-class appearances for the county in his first spell at Grace Road, scoring 2,139 runs and claiming 108 wickets. He had a superb 2012 season which culminated in him being awarded his county cap on the final afternoon.it was a shock to the coach, Phil Whitticase, when a few months later he upped sticks and moved to Lancashire for the 2013 season.
He was signed by Derbyshire on a one-year deal for 2015 but opportunities were lacking, even though he took 17 wickets in three Championship appearances and by August his nomadic career took another turn when he returned to Leicestershire for the second time. That return lasted until July the following year when he abruptly retired to pursue other opportunities.
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