David Masters

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David Masters
David Masters 2015.jpg
Personal information
Full name David Daniel Masters
Born (1978-04-22) 22 April 1978 (age 38)
Chatham, Kent, England
Nickname Hoddy
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role Bowler
Relations Kevin Masters (father)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000–2004 Kent
2004–2007 Leicestershire
2007–2016 Essex
FC debut 3 May 2000 Kent v Zimbabweans
Last FC 20 September 2016 Essex v Kent
LA debut 18 April 2000 Kent v Essex
Last LA 17 August 2016 Essex v Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 202 178 127
Runs scored 2,829 575 114
Batting average 13.73 11.27 5.42
100s/50s 1/6 0/0 0/0
Top score 119 39 14
Balls bowled 37,788 7,682 2,510
Wickets 672 176 92
Bowling average 25.15 32.38 33.52
5 wickets in innings 31 2 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 8/10 5/17 3/7
Catches/stumpings 60/– 22/– 25/–
Source: CricketArchive, 23 September 2016

David Daniel Masters (born 22 April 1978, Chatham, Kent) is a former English cricketer who has played for the cricket teams of Kent, Leicestershire and Essex.

David is a very accurate seam bowler who bowls at speeds around 75–80 miles per hour. He had a somewhat inconsistent time with Kent but has had more success with Leicestershire who he joined in 2004, and his current county, Essex.

In 2005 Masters was named as Leicestershire's player of the year after picking up 45 wickets in all competitions. Masters has won the Twenty20 cup twice and has a first class century to his name.

On 20 August 2007 it was announced that Masters would join Essex on a three-year contract, and he took 5 wickets on his championship debut for the county in 2008.

On 11 May 2008, Masters took a career best of 5–17 off 4.2 overs in a one-day match against Surrey whilst playing for Essex. In the 2009 season he has shown signs of batting potential scoring two half centuries and sharing an 100 partnership with James Foster against Leicestershire.

Since joining Essex, Masters has established a formidable bowler – wicket-keeper partnership with James Foster, where Foster is able to stand up to the stumps to Masters in limited overs cricket. Foster often claims stumpings off of Masters' bowling, which is quite rare for a pace bowler. On 29 July Masters took a career best 8–10 from 7.4 overs reducing Leicestershire to 34 all out and helping Essex to a win by 280 runs in a county championship match.

Masters had undoubtedly the best year of his career in 2011. He finished as the leading wicket taker in domestic cricket with 93 victims.

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