|Full name||Oliver James Newby|
26 August 1984 |
Blackburn, Lancashire, England
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|2003–present||Lancashire (squad no. 8)|
|Source: Cricinfo, 3 June 2011|
Oliver James Newby (born 26 August 1984 in Blackburn, Lancashire) is an English cricketer who plays for Lancashire. Newby is a right-arm fast-medium bowler with the ability to extract bounce from a cricket surface.
He is a product of the Lancashire Academy and made his first-class debut for the county in the 2003 season. During his debut season he played against the India A cricket team in a 50-over match at Blackpool, and took two wickets in his first two overs. After another season at Lancashire, he was loaned to Nottinghamshire for a month in the 2005 season and played in two County Championship matches for the county. He returned to Lancashire in 2006, and with several of Lancashire's fast bowlers either selected for England or injured, he received the opportunity to play in seven County Championship matches. He showed himself to be a much improved bowler, taking 19 wickets at an average of 27.52. Newby's good form continued into the 2007 season, during which he played nine first-class matches, taking 22 wickets at 30.45. He was rewarded with a new two-year contract keeping him with Lancashire until the end of the 2009 season.
At the start of the 2010 season, Newby was looking to secure a regular place in Lancashire's first team. However in May he suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, side-lining him for the rest of the season.
- Cricinfo Player Profile, Cricinfo, retrieved on 11 March 2007
- Bowling Statistics by Season Lancashire County Cricket Club, retrieved 18 March 2008
- Lancashire Player Profile Lancashire County Cricket Club, retrieved 18 March 2008
- Lancashire lose Oliver Newby for season to knee injury, BBC Sport, 20 May 2010, retrieved 2010-07-13