Giles Ecclestone

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Giles Ecclestone
Personal information
Full name Giles William Ecclestone
Born (1968-10-17) 17 October 1968 (age 48)
Lambeth, London, England
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Relations Simon Ecclestone (brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002–2004 Cambridgeshire
1999–2001 Essex Cricket Board
1997 Minor Counties
1992/1993 Natal Country Districts
1989–1997 Cambridgeshire
Career statistics
Competition LA
Matches 13
Runs scored 270
Batting average 20.76
100s/50s –/2
Top score 92
Balls bowled 180
Wickets 4
Bowling average 39.25
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/43
Catches/stumpings 9/–
Source: Cricinfo, 7 November 2010

Giles William Ecclestone (born 17 October 1968) is an English cricketer. Ecclestone is a left-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace. He was born in Lambeth, London.

Ecclestone made his debut for Cambridgeshire in the 1989 Minor Counties Championship against Suffolk. From 1989 to 1996, he represented the county in 41 Championship matches, following those up 6 years later with his final Championship appearance for Cambridgeshire against Bedfordshire.[1] Ecclestone played in the MCCA Knockout Trophy for Cambridgeshire, making his debut in that competition against Suffolk in 1989. From 1989 to 1997, he played 17 Trophy matches. He followed that up during his second stint with the county by playing 5 more from 2002 to 2004, the last of which came against Cumberland.[2]

It was for Cambridgeshire that Ecclestone made his debut in List A cricket against Northamptonshire in the 1992 NatWest Trophy. Following the 1992 season, he played a single List A match in South Africa for Natal Country Districts against Orange Free State.[3] For Cambridgeshire, he played a further 4 List A matches during his first stint with the county, the last of which came against Hampshire in the 1997 NatWest Trophy. Ecclestone made his only appearance for a combined Minor Counties team in a List A match against Lancashire in the 1997 Benson and Hedges Cup.[4]

In 1999, he made his debut for the Essex Cricket Board against Ireland in the 1999 NatWest Trophy. From 1999 to 2001, he represented the Board in 6 List A matches, the last of which came against the Sussex Cricket Board in the 1st round of the 2002 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy which was played in 2001. Ecclestone played a further List A match, which came during his second stint with Cambridgeshire when they played the Middlesex Cricket Board in the 2nd round of the 2003 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy which was played in 2002.[5] Ecclestone played a total of 13 List A matches, during which he scored 270 runs at a batting average of 20.76, with 2 half centuries and a high score of 92. In the field he took 9 catches, while with the ball he took 4 wickets at a bowling average of 39.25, with best figures of 4/43.

He currently plays club cricket for Saffron Walden Cricket Club in the East Anglian Premier League.


His brother, Simon, played first-class cricket for Oxford University and Somerset, as well as List A and Minor counties cricket for Cambridgeshire. He has a wife and 3 children, two daughters and one son.


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