Simon Porter

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Simon Porter
Personal information
Full name Simon Robert Porter
Born (1950-08-09)9 August 1950
Cowley, Oxfordshire, England
Died 9 February 2017(2017-02-09) (aged 66)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1973 Oxford University
1971–1988 Oxfordshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 7 11
Runs scored 76 71
Batting average 7.60 8.87
100s/50s –/– –/–
Top score 20 44
Balls bowled 1,370 612
Wickets 18 10
Bowling average 33.33 49.90
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/26 3/58
Catches/stumpings 2/– 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 24 May 2011

Simon Robert Porter (9 August 1950 – 9 February 2017)[1] was an English cricketer. Porter was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born in Cowley, Oxfordshire.

Oxford University[edit]

Simon Porter attended Peers School, Littlemore, before going up to St Edmund Hall, Oxford.[2] He made his first-class debut for Oxford University against Worcestershire in 1973. He played 6 further first-class matches for the University, the last coming against Cambridge University in the same year.[3] In his 7 first-class matches, he scored 76 runs at a batting average of 7.60, with a high score of 20.[4] With the ball, he took 18 wickets at a bowling average of 33.33, with best figures of 4/26.[5]

It was Oxford University that he made his debut in List A cricket for, against Warwickshire in the 1973 Benson & Hedges Cup. He made 2 further appearances for the University in that season's competition, against Northamptonshire and Worcestershire.[6]

Oxfordshire[edit]

Porter made his debut for Oxfordshire before playing for Oxford University, first appearing in the 1971 Minor Counties Championship against Wiltshire. Porter played Minor counties cricket for Oxfordshire from 1971 to 1988 which included 118 Minor Counties Championship matches[7] and 9 MCCA Knockout Trophy matches.[8] He played his first List A match for Oxfordshire against Cornwall in the 1975 Gillette Cup. He played 7 further List A matches for Oxfordshire, the last of which came against Leicestershire in the 1987 NatWest Trophy.[6] In his 8 List A matches for the county, he scored 55 runs at an average of 9.16, with a high score of 44.[9] He took 9 wickets at a bowling average of 45.33, with best figures of 3/58.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary: Former Oxfordshire cricket stalwart dies
  2. ^ Wisden 1974, p. 358.
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Simon Porter". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Simon Porter". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "First-class Bowling For Each Team by Simon Porter". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "List A Matches played by Simon Porter". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Simon Porter". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played by Simon Porter". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "List A Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Simon Porter". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "List A Bowling For Each Team by Simon Porter". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 

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