Jeremy Snape

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Jeremy Snape
Personal information
Full name Jeremy Nicholas Snape
Born (1973-04-27) 27 April 1973 (age 41)
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Nickname Snapey
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm off spin
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 167) 3 October 2001 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 18 September 2002 v Zimbabwe
ODI shirt no. 17
Only T20I (cap 34) 16 September 2007 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
1992–1997 Northamptonshire
1999–2002 Gloucestershire
2003–2008 Leicestershire
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20I
Matches 10 121 272 1
Runs scored 118 4194 3737 7
Batting average 29.50 28.14 23.21 7.00
100s/50s 0/0 3/23 1/13 0/0
Top score 38 131 104* 7
Balls bowled 529 10728 8393 6
Wickets 13 113 222 0
Bowling average 31.00 49.40 29.30
5 wickets in innings 0 1 1 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/43 5/65 5/32 0/12
Catches/stumpings 5/– 74/– 95/– 1/–
Source: CricketArchive, 14 September 2008

Jeremy Nicholas Snape (born 27 April 1973) is an English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and bowls right-arm offbreak. Outside of cricket, he has a Masters in Sports Psychology and has worked with a variety of national cricket teams.[1]

His career started in 1991 at Northamptonshire. Though in the first season the side was victorious in the NatWest Trophy, the rest of his years in the county produced no further trophies, and he decided on a move to Gloucestershire for the beginning of the 1999 season. There he was a part of the treble-winning side of 2000 and double winning side of 2001.

Snape made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2001-02 and won the Man of the Match award in his first game: he played a further nine ODIs for England over the next year, despite leaving Gloucestershire at the end of the 2002 season and signing for Leicestershire. He was part of the Leicestershire side that won the Twenty20 Cup in August 2004.

After hardly playing in Leicestershire's 1st XI in 2005 it was something of a surprise that he was appointed captain for 2006 when HD Ackerman stood down. He had more success in Twenty 20 cricket where he guided Leicestershire to their second Twenty20 cup win in 3 years and was seen as a key innovator in the Twenty20 revolution.

During the 2007 Cricket World Cup, while attached to the England squad as a psychologist, he was fined for not preventing inappropriate behaviour from English players.[2]

In August 2007, Snape was recalled to the England squad for the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship. He is now considered a Twenty20 specialist due to his success with Leicestershire.

In June 2008, Snape announced his retirement from county cricket, to concentrate on his outside interests in performance psychology. He made his last appearance on 24 June in a Twenty20 match against Nottinghamshire. Fittingly, he contributed to the 5 run victory - scoring an unbeaten 11 and taking 1-10 off two overs.

Jeremy was rewarded with a testimonial year in 2008 in which he supported Operation Smile and the PCA Benevolent Fund.

After completing a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology, Jeremy founded Sporting Edge in 2005 which solves Business Challenges using the Winning Mindset from Sport.

In 2013 Jeremy’s joined the LMA as a Non-Executive Director to support the football managers' leadership and management programmes at St George's Park.


  1. ^ Snape assists England preparation
  2. ^ "England coaches fined". Cricinfo. 2007-03-20. Retrieved 2007-04-16.