Simon Guy

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Simon Guy
Personal information
Full name Simon Mark Guy
Born (1978-11-17) 17 November 1978 (age 38)
Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000–2009 Yorkshire (squad no. 23)
First-class debut 24 May 2000 Yorkshire v Zimbabweans
Last First-class 18 May 2011 Yorkshire v Lancashire
List A debut 7 July 2002 Yorkshire v West Indies A
Last List A 22 May 2011 Yorkshire v Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 37 32 10
Runs scored 742 282 44
Batting average 16.13 14.84 8.80
100s/50s –/1 –/– –/–
Top score 52* 40 13
Balls bowled 24
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 98/12 34/11 2/–
Source: [1], 3 July 2011

Simon Mark Guy (born 17 November 1978,[2] in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England) is an English first-class cricketer, who played for Yorkshire until his release by the county in August 2009.[1]

He has played thirty seven first-class matches as a wicket-keeper, taking 98 catches and twelve stumpings, and as a right-handed batsman averages 16.13.[1] He fell ill in February 2009 with a cerebral abscess, and required an emergency operation which led to him being hospitalised for six weeks which meant he missed Yorkshire's pre-season tour to Dubai and Sharjah. However he returned to first team action three months later in May, playing in a Friends Provident Trophy game for Yorkshire. He played for Darlington C.C. in 2009 and Marske C.C. in 2010 as club professional in the North Yorkshire and South Durham Cricket League.

He has attracted media attention for pioneering a new form of protective face-gear, dubbed the "Hannibal mask", the after character Hannibal Lecter from the film The Silence of the Lambs.[3]

Guy comes from a cricketing family, with his two brothers playing competitive league cricket in Yorkshire. His father has represented Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire Second XI's and turned down the opportunity to sign professional terms for Worcestershire in the late 1960s.

Having parted company with Yorkshire in 2009, he returned briefly to their ranks in 2011, to cover for a player shortage, playing in a County Championship Roses match against Lancashire in May that year.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Simon Guy". Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 369. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 
  3. ^ "BBC SPORT - Cricket - Counties - Tykes pair skittle Worcestershire". Retrieved 15 January 2015. 

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