Hampshire Cricket History

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Liam Andrew DAWSON (490) born Swindon 1.3.1990.

All-rounder Liam Dawson bowls slow-left-arm and is a fine fielder, especially in the slips. Although from Wiltshire, where his father and brother both played, all-rounder he played for Hampshire’s age group sides from his early teens, and also captained England under-19s for whom he played in all three formats. He has played for Hampshire in first-class and limited- overs matches since 2007, and T20 since 2008 – his first match, a limited-overs game, was at Northampton when he was just 17 years and six months old, and in September 2008 he scored 100* at Trent Bridge, the youngest man to score a first-class century for Hampshire.

In the field, his seven catches at Northampton in 2012 equalled the Hampshire record. In his earlier years in Championship cricket he sometimes seems to be a batsman who bowls, and in other years the opposite – for example in 2011 he scored 908 runs at 36.32 but took just three wickets, in 2012 there were fewer runs but 26 wickets, and in 2013, 1,060 runs at 48.18, with 11 wickets. In 2015, however, he scored 922 runs at 40.08 and took 29 wickets at 31.93, while in 2017 he had his best bowling year with 37 wickets, including 8-129 in the match at Taunton. In 2018, he scored just under 400 first-class runs with one half-century, but took only 20 wickets and he enjoyed more success in the two ‘white ball’ tournaments. He has played in various overseas T20 tournaments and briefly on loan with Essex in 2015.

He has played for England in all three formats since 2016. In three Test Matches his best performances are 66* v India at Chennai in 2016/17 and 2-34 v South Africa at Lord’s in 2017. In six IT20 matches he has a best of 3-27 v Sri Lanka at the Ageas Bowl in 2016 and he has also played in three ODIs. He went to Sri Lanka with the England side in the autumn of 2018 but after playing in two rain-affected matches, returned home with a side injury. In 2019, he was a member of the England squad that won the World Cup while in his first-class season he scored 643 runs at 53.58, including his ninth century, and took 14 wickets at just under 40 each. He was injured in his only Bob Willis Trophy match in 2020 and missed the rest of the season, having scored 43* and taken 2-39. In limited-overs and T20 cricket he was a member of the Hampshire sides that won the ‘double’ in 2012 and also played in Hampshire’s winning Lord’s Finals in 2009, and 2018 and in their T20 success in 2010. Squad number 8; Hampshire Cap 2013.

His figures for Hampshire:

First-class: 146 matches; 6,985 runs at 32.94; HS: 169 v Somerset (Southampton) 2011. 187 wickets at 36.17; BB 5-29 v Leicestershire (Southampton) 2012.

List A: 121 matches; 2762 runs at 34.09. HS 108 v Surrey (Oval) 2019. 105 wickets at 33.65; BB 6-47 v Sussex (Southampton) 2015.

T20: 111 matches; 1214 runs at 19.90; HS 82 v Somerset at Taunton in 2018. 85 wickets at 25.84; BB 5-17 v Somerset at the Ageas Bowl in 2016

Aneurin Henry Thomas DONALD (558) born Swansea 20.12.1996

Right-handed batsman Aneurin Donald played for England under-19s and then Glamorgan from 2014, scoring a half-century on debut v Hampshire at Cardiff. He played in over 100 matches in the three formats for Glamorgan with one Championship century, 234 v Derbyshire in 2016. He joined Hampshire on loan late in the 2018 season, appearing only as a fielding substitute, but played regularly in 2019, and scored 75 on debut v Warwickshire at Edgbaston and 173 in the return match at the Ageas Bowl. He finished that first season with 554 runs at 39.57, his first season in Division One and his highest season’s average. He played also in seven List A matches, including the Lord’s Final, and another half-century in 11 T20 matches. During the winter he sustained a serious injury which prevented him from playing any cricket in 2020. Squad number 12

His figures for Hampshire:

First-class: 9 matches; 554 runs at 39.57; HS: 173 v Warwickshire (Southampton) 2019.

List A: 7 matches; 131 runs at 21.83; HS 57 v Somerset (Taunton) 2019.

T20: 11 matches; 203 runs at 20.30; HS 51 v Essex (Southampton) 2019.

James Kerr FULLER (560) born Cape Town, South Africa, 24 January 1990.

James Fuller is a right-handed all-rounder who bowls fast-medium. He has played in New Zealand for Otago and Auckland and in England for Gloucestershire (2011-2015) and Middlesex (2016-2018). He joined Hampshire for the 2019 season playing in four first-class matches with one half-century and nine wickets. In 2020 he played in all five Bob Willis Trophy matches with a best of 30 and nine wickets again, including 4-17 and a hat-trick v Surrey at Arundel. He played in the 2019 side that lost the Royal London Final v Somerset at Lord’s, but throughout his career he has played most often in T20 matches with a career record of 99 matches, 844 runs at 21.10 and 97 wickets at 24.97, and a best of 6-28 for Middlesex against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl in 2018. Squad number 26

His figures for Hampshire:

First-class: 8 matches; 199 runs at 24.87; HS: 54* v Yorkshire (Leeds) 2019. 18 wickets at 33.05; BB 4-17 v Surrey at Arundel 2020.

List A: 10 matches; 162 runs at 27.00. HS 55* v Somerset (Lord’s) 2019. Five wickets at 68.00; BB 2-55 v Surrey (Oval) 2019.

T20: 23 matches; 297 runs at 21.21; HS 53* v Sussex (Hove) 2020. 3 wickets at 58.33; BB 1-20.

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