Ian Fisher (cricketer)

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Ian Douglas Fisher (born 31 March 1976,[1] Bradford, West Yorkshire, England) is an English first-class cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm slow bowler. He made his first-class debut in April 1996 during Yorkshire's preseason tour of Zimbabwe, and in his first innings took 5 for 35 against a Mashonaland Invitation XI.[2] However, the surge in form of Richard Dawson stopped Fisher from progressing with Yorkshire, and he moved to Gloucestershire for the 2002 season. He had a decent summer, scoring over 500 runs and taking more than 30 wickets in first-class cricket; he also scored 103 not out against Essex, which remains his only first-class century.[3]

Fisher helped Gloucestershire to promotion to Division One in the County Championship in 2003, but gradually fell away from first-team contention: by 2008 Twenty20 was the only form of the game where he was only playing more than a handful of matches. In 2009, he left Gloucestershire to join Worcestershire, but he was not retained at the end of the season.[4]


  1. ^ Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 368. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 
  2. ^ "Mashonaland Invitation XI v Yorkshire in 1996/97". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Gloucestershire v Essex in 2002". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Sussex retain their Pro40 crown". BBC Sport. 27 September 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2009. 

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