Ian Bishop (Somerset and Surrey cricketer)
|Full name||Ian Emlyn Bishop|
26 August 1977 |
Taunton, Somerset, England
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||3 July 1996 Somerset v Pakistanis|
|Last First-class||2 May 2000 Surrey v Durham|
|List A debut||24 June 1998 Devon v Yorkshire|
|Last List A||26 May 2004 Devon v Yorkshire|
|Source: CricketArchive, 9 July 2011|
Ian Emlyn Bishop (born 26 August 1977) is an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Somerset and Surrey and List A cricket for Devon, Surrey, and the Surrey Cricket Board between 1996 and 2004. He was born in Taunton, Somerset.
A tail-end batsman and a right-arm fast bowler, Bishop played for Somerset's second eleven from 1995 but made only one first-team appearance, the match against the 1996 Pakistan touring team and he failed to take a wicket in that. Bishop left Somerset after a year in the second team in 1997; in 1998 he played Minor Counties cricket for Devon and made his List A debut in the NatWest Trophy match against Yorkshire, without success. In the second half of the 1998 season, he began playing second-team matches for Surrey and in 1999, after appearing in the Surrey Cricket Board side in the first round of the NatWest Trophy one-day competition, he appeared in several Surrey first-team games in the Sunday League, taking four wickets for 34 runs, his best List A figures, in the game against Durham. He was less successful in a handful of first-class matches for the Surrey first team, with best bowling figures of two wickets for 45 runs in the game against Derbyshire. There were a few further List A and first-class matches for Bishop in 2000 but he did not improve on these figures and after a few second-eleven matches in 2001 he left the Surrey staff. He resumed playing Minor Counties cricket with Devon and that brought further List A appearances between 2002 and 2004.
- "Ian Bishop". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
- "Scorecard: Somerset v Pakistanis". www.cricketarchive.com. 1996-07-03. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
- "Scorecard: Devon v Yorkshire". www.cricketarchive.com. 1998-06-24. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
- "Scorecard: Surrey v Durham". www.cricketarchive.com. 1999-08-29. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
- "Scorecard: Surrey v Derbyshire". www.cricketarchive.com. 1999-08-24. Retrieved 2011-07-09.