Nathan Buck

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Nathan Buck
Personal information
Full nameNathan Liam Buck
Born (1991-04-26) 26 April 1991 (age 30)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
Domestic team information
First-class debut11 April 2010
Leics v Loughborough MCCU
List A debut23 August 2009 Leics v Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 96 61 63
Runs scored 1,406 141 70
Batting average 14.49 7.83 8.75
100s/50s 0/3 0/0 0/0
Top score 53 21 16*
Balls bowled 14,640 2,527 1,237
Wickets 259 69 71
Bowling average 33.58 38.14 25.46
5 wickets in innings 8 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/34 4/39 4/26
Catches/stumpings 17/– 13/– 13/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 8 October 2020

Nathan Liam Buck (born 26 April 1991) is an English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler who plays for Northamptonshire. He was born in Leicester, and started playing for Gracedieu Cricket Club in Thringstone.

Buck made his cricketing debut in the Under-13 County Cup for Leicestershire and Rutland in 2004, and played for a single season in the Under-17 County Championship in 2007.

In January 2009, Buck made five Under-19 One Day International appearances for England in a tour of South Africa. Buck made his first-class debut for Leicestershire against Loughborough UCCE in April 2009 taking a wicket. He later signed a three-year contract with Leicestershire taking him into June 2012.

After taking 49 County Championship wickets in his first full season, Buck was called up to the England Lions cricket team in January 2011 for their tour of the Caribbean. He was also selected for the ECB Fast Bowling programme in India coached by former Australian legend Dennis Lillee.[1] After the 2011 season in which he took 25 County Championship wickets, Buck was selected for the winter England Performance Programme.[2]

In April 2012, Buck signed a two-year contract.[3] Unfortunately, most of the 2012 season was marred by injury.

Buck was one of several high-profile players to leave Leicestershire after a dismal season in 2014 when he joined Lancashire.

In September 2016, Buck joined Northamptonshire on a three-year contract ahead of the 2017 season.[4]


  1. ^ "Buck called up for Lions tour". ESPN Cricinfo. 24 January 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  2. ^ "England youngsters set for busy winter". ESPN Cricinfo. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Nathan Buck signs new Leicestershire contract". BBC Sport. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Northants sign Buck as Lancashire exodus goes on". ESPNcricinfo. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.

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