Ashley Thorpe

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Ashley Thorpe
Personal information
Full name Ashley Michael Thorpe
Born (1975-04-02) 2 April 1975 (age 39)
Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002–2003 Durham
First-class debut 7 May 2002 Durham v Sri Lanka
Last First-class 3 September 2003 Durham v Northamptonshire
List A debut 11 August 2002 Durham v Leicestershire
Last List A 7 September 2003 Durham v Northamptonshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A Twenty20
Matches 9 11 5
Runs scored 321 243 79
Batting average 20.06 22.09 26.33
100s/50s 0/2 0/2 0/0
Top score 95 76 35*
Balls bowled 48 132 30
Wickets 0 2 4
Bowling average 74.50 8.25
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/49 3/20
Catches/stumpings 5/0 5/0 1/0
Source: CricketArchive, 14 October 2011

Ashley Michael Thorpe (born 2 April 1975) is an Australian cricketer. He was a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler who played for Durham. He was born in Kiama.

Thorpe, who began his career playing for Scarborough Cricket Club in Perth, Western Australia represented Western Australia at Under 17 and Under 19 level. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1997 and made his mark in the North East Premier League First Division for Chester-le-Street. He trialled for a single match for Durham's Second XI during the 2001 season scoring 145 and 85 against Yorkshire Second XI, and made his debut for the first team in 2002, against a Sri Lankan touring team.

Despite his County Championship debut match ending in a heavy defeat at the hands of Glamorgan, Thorpe played six further matches during the season, none of which ended in victory.

Out of favour as a middle-order batsman in the following season, Thorpe played just two further first-class matches in 2003, scoring just four runs in his final first-class innings.

Having left Chester-le-Street and Durham County Cricket Club at the end of 2003, Thorpe was a club professional for Whitburn Cricket Club until 2008, when he joined North East Division One team Sunderland and later, Washington Cricket Club, where he remains as a respected player-coach. Specialising in batting, he has been used by Durham to develop their young cricketers.

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