Simon King (cricketer)

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Simon King
Personal information
Full name Simon James King
Born (1987-09-04) 4 September 1987 (age 29)
Camberwell, Surrey, England
Nickname Kingy
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–2011 Surrey (squad no. 14)
Career statistics
Competition First-class T20
Matches 4 1
Runs scored 21 5
Batting average 5.25
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 13 5 not out
Balls bowled 513 18
Wickets 5 0
Bowling average 74.20
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/61
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/–
Source: Cricinfo, 28 May 2011

Simon James King (born 4 September 1987) is an English cricketer who played for Surrey from 2009 to 2011. He was educated at Warlingham School, and The John Fisher School in Purley, Croydon, Surrey.

Born in Camberwell, grew up in Warlingham, King is predominantly a right arm off break bowler who bats right-handed.[1] He made his debut for Surrey's second XI in 2005, taking 17 wickets in his first season, and took a further 30 the following year.[2][3] May 2006 saw King invited to a trial for the England under-19 side, but he did not make an official appearance for the side.[1]

King made his first-team debuts in Twenty20 and first-class cricket in 2009, appearing in matches against Kent, Middlesex and Derbyshire.[1] His first wicket was that of Middlesex's David Nash.[4]

He was released by Surrey at the end of the 2011 season.

His younger brother, Daryl, came through the age groups from the age of 8 through to academy, he also made appearances for Surrey's second XI in 2009.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Simon King player profile". Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bowling for Surrey Second XI in Second Eleven Championship 2005". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bowling for Surrey Second XI in Second Eleven Championship 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, Jun 30-Jul 3, 2009". Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Daryl King". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 January 2010.