Joe Sayers (cricketer)

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Joe Sayers
Personal information
Full name Joseph John Sayers
Born (1983-11-05) 5 November 1983 (age 32)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Nickname JJ
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off-break
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
2003–present Yorkshire (squad no. 22)
2002–2004 Oxford UCCE
First-class debut 13 April 2002 Oxford UCCE v Worcestershire
Last First-class 28 May 2013 Yorkshire v Somerset
List A debut 21 September 2003 Yorkshire v Gloucestershire
Last List A 6 May 2012 Yorkshire v Kent
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 106 28 12
Runs scored 5,427 516 172
Batting average 33.50 19.84 19.11
100s/50s 11/28 –/4 –/–
Top score 187 62 44
Balls bowled 361 60
Wickets 6 1
Bowling average 29.66 79.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 3–15 1/31 –/–
Catches/stumpings 61/– 2/– 2/–
Source:, 4 June 2013

Joe Sayers (born Joseph John Sayers, 5 November 1983,[1]) is an English first-class cricketer, who has played for the Oxford University Centre of Cricketing Excellence, Oxford University and Yorkshire. He is a left-handed opening batsman and right arm off spin bowler. Sayers attended St. Mary's Menston.[2]

Early career[edit]

Sayers hit his sixth first-class century, coming off 318 balls and taking over six and a half hours, against Durham at Headingley Carnegie in the opening home fixture of the 2007 season, as he carried his bat through the first innings, hitting a then personal best score of 149 not out. In June 2007, he surpassed this score against Kent at the Nevill Ground, Royal Tunbridge Wells, scoring 187. Sayers played club cricket for Hoylandswaine Cricket Club in the Huddersfield Premier League. His first-class career with Yorkshire commenced in 2004.[1]

England Lions[edit]

On 15 August 2009, Sayers replaced Jonathan Trott in the England Lions squad for the tour match against Australia before the fifth Ashes Test match.


In 2010, Sayers was diagnosed with post-viral fatigue syndrome. It meant that his season was over before it had really started, and whilst his playing colleagues made a serious attempt at the County Championship title, Sayers was hardly able to walk at home. His recovery led to him being picked for action in the less successful 2011 campaign.[3]

Recent times[edit]

In 2012, Sayers signed a new two-year contract with Yorkshire, although he had slipped from regular first team duties.[3] He has since then turned his hand to writing with Rose-tinted Summer. [4]


  1. ^ a b Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 377. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 
  2. ^ "Sir Trevor Brooking to attend event at Menston school (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)". 3 March 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Joe Sayers". Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Rose-tinted Summer. Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Retrieved 18 December 2013

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