Alan Wells

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Alan Wells
Personal information
Full name Alan Peter Wells
Born (1961-10-02) 2 October 1961 (age 56)
Newhaven, Sussex, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Middle order batsman
Relations Colin Wells (brother)
Daniel Wells, Luke Wells (sons)
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 576) 24 August 1995 v West Indies
Only ODI (cap 132) 28 May 1995 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
1981–1996 Sussex
1981–1982 Border
1997–2000 Kent
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 1 376 377
Runs scored 3 15 21,099 9,381
Batting average 3.00 15.00 38.57 30.75
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 46/101 8/58
Top score 3* 15 253* 127
Balls bowled 1,171 128
Wickets 10 7
Bowling average 82.00 20.28
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/67 1/0
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/– 227/– 108/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 22 May 2017

Alan Peter Wells (born 2 October 1961 in Newhaven, East Sussex) is an English cricketer. He played for Sussex from 1981 to 1996, where he was captain from 1992 to 1996. He then played for Kent from 1997 to 2000. In total he played 376 first-class matches in a career spanning twenty seasons, with a batting average of 38.57 and a top score of 253 not out (against Yorkshire at Middlesbrough in 1991).[1] He only played twice for England, once in a Test match (where he was dismissed for a golden duck by the West Indian fast bowler Curtly Ambrose) and once in a One Day International. In 1989–90, Wells joined the rebel tour of South Africa.

During the winter of 1994–95, Wells led England 'A' to a long and highly successful tour of the Indian Subcontinent. They convincingly won the three unofficial tests against their Indian counterparts. The three-match One-Day series was much closer, but still England 'A' emerged victorious (2–1). Wells produced his best in the 2nd 'Test' at the Eden Gardens, Calcutta. There, he scored 93 & 65. The Indian leg was followed by a short tour of Bangladesh in mid-February. England 'A' won the two One-Day matches, while the 3-Day match was drawn.[2]

Wells' able leadership was a key factor in the success of the tour. It was a great learning experience for some of the young England players. Some of them, like, Nick Knight, Michael Vaughan, Dominic Cork, Jason Gallian,went on to play for the main England outfit.

His brother, Colin Wells, also played for Sussex and England (In two One Day Internationals).

Alan Wells is now director of cricket at St Bede's School, Hailsham.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] crciketarchive scorecard: Yorkshire v Sussex;1991
  2. ^ "Indian Cricket 1995" (Compiled by P.V. Vaidyanathan), Kasturi & Sons Limited, Madras. Published in December 1995.
  3. ^ [2] Cricinfo player profile

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Paul Parker
Sussex county cricket captain
Succeeded by
Peter Moores