Phil Salt (cricketer)

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Philip Salt
Personal information
Full namePhilip Dean Salt
Born (1996-08-28) 28 August 1996 (age 23)
Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, Wales
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleBatsman Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2015–presentSussex (squad no. 28)
2018Lahore Qalanders (squad no. 28)
2019Islamabad United (squad no. 28)
2019Barbados Tridents
2019/20Adelaide Strikers (squad no. 1)
FC debut8 July 2016 Sussex v Pakistanis
LA debut19 August 2015 Sussex v Essex
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 34 16 55
Runs scored 1,677 494 1,182
Batting average 29.94 32.93 25.14
100s/50s 4/7 1/2 0/9
Top score 148 137* 78*
Balls bowled 54
Wickets 1
Bowling average 32.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/32
Catches/stumpings 27/– 5/– 27/1
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 31 December 2019

Philip Dean Salt (born 28 August 1996) is a Welsh-born cricketer who plays for Sussex County Cricket Club. Primarily an aggressive right-handed opening batsman,[1] he also bowls right-arm medium-pace. Salt attended Reed's School.[2][3]

Career[edit]

In 2013, Salt played for Guildford Cricket Club,[4] before being signed to the Sussex Academy for the 2014 season.[5] Salt played Second XI matches as well as playing in the 2014 Sussex Cricket League Premier Division for a Sussex Cricket Board Development XI, and also Brighton & Hove.[6] In the Sussex Premier League, Salt scored 200* from 129 balls in a match against Horsham, as well as 147* against the Preston Nomads, and 51 from 33 balls against the league's eventual winners, Roffey. In August 2014, he was awarded the Player of the Month trophy.[7][8]

Salt was retained by Sussex for the 2015 season,[9] and scored 72 from 52 balls in a May 2015 Sussex Premier League match against Cuckfield Cricket Club.[10] He also represented Brighton and Hove, and top-scoring for them with 39 in a match against Middleton.[11] In June 2015, he scored 43 in a Sussex second XI match against Surrey, in a Sussex team including Mahela Jayawardene and Ashar Zaidi.[12] Salt made his List A debut in a 2015 Royal London One-Day Cup match against Essex; he was the 29th different player to play for Sussex in the 2015 Royal London One-Day Cup. Opening the batting, Salt scored 22 from 20 balls; the match was eventually a no result due to rain.[13][14]

Prior to the beginning of the 2016 season, Salt was awarded a junior professional contract.[15] He made his Twenty20 debut on 20 May 2016 for Sussex against Gloucestershire in the 2016 NatWest t20 Blast.[16] On 8 July 2016 he made his first-class debut for Sussex during Pakistan's tour of England.[17]

In May 2019, Salt was added to England's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the one-off match against Pakistan, replacing an injured Dawid Malan, but did not play.[18]

On 10 September 2019, Salt signed for Adelaide Strikers as one of their overseas players for the 2019 Big Bash season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samshad Sattar. "Wright charged with rousing Sussex spirits". World Times 24. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Philip Salt". CricketArchive. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  3. ^ Marshall, Ian (April 2016). Playfair Cricket Annual 2016. Headline. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  4. ^ Richard Spiller (9 September 2013). "Weybridge CC's Premier Division title dream wrecked". getsurrey. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Sussex reveal academy players". Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Sussex Premier League Matches Played By Philip Salt". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Horsham CC – 1st XI Vs Sussex Cricket Board – Development XI". Horsham Cricket Club. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  8. ^ "JUNIORS: Academy batsman Salt wins Travel Places Player of the Month". Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Sussex announce academy intake". The Argus. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Sussex Cricket League round-up: No change at the Premier Division summit". Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Sussex Cricket League round-up: Top flight title battle still raging". Bexhill Observer. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Zaidi and Jayawardene star for Sussex 2nd at Horsham". Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Essex Eagles at home in Royal London Cup quarter-final after Sussex Sharks match abandoned due to rain". Echo. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Cricket Scorecard -Sussex vs Essex, Group B – August 19, 2015 – Cricket Archives – Cricbuzz". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  15. ^ Clark, David (16 November 2015). "Quartet given junior deals at Hove". England & Wales Cricket Board. Archived from the original on 24 May 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  16. ^ "NatWest t20 Blast, South Group: Gloucestershire v Sussex at Bristol, May 20, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  17. ^ "Pakistan tour of England and Ireland, Tour Match: Sussex v Pakistanis at Hove, Jul 8-10, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Phil Salt replaces injured Dawid Malan in England T20 squad". BBC Sport. 4 May 2019. Retrieved 4 May 2019.

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