Tom Banton

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Tom Banton
Personal information
Full nameThomas Banton
Born (1998-11-11) 11 November 1998 (age 21)
Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, England
BattingRight-handed
RoleBatsman, wicket-keeper
RelationsColin Banton (father)
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 90)5 November 2019 v New Zealand
Last T20I10 November 2019 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2017–presentSomerset (squad no. 18)
Career statistics
Competition T20I FC LA T20
Matches 3 12 18 20
Runs scored 56 570 524 647
Batting average 18.66 27.14 30.82 35.94
100s/50s 0/0 0/5 2/3 1/4
Top score 31 79 112 100
Catches/stumpings 4/– 7/– 14/1 10/3
Source: Cricinfo, 10 November 2019

Thomas Banton (born 11 November 1998) is an English cricketer. He made his international debut for the England cricket team in November 2019.[1]

Domestic and franchise career[edit]

The son of South African-born English cricketeer Colin Banton, he was a member of the acacdemy at Warwickshire County Cricket Club, undertaking his secondary education at Bromsgrove School. Transfering to King's College, Taunton to study for his BTEC, Banton impressed his house master Phil Lewis. Under Lewis's guidance, Banton chose to focus on cricket over multi-sports, where he was talented in hockey playing centre forward for England under17 team. Whilst playing cricket for Kings College against Somerset Academy in a Southwest Youth League match, he was tried by academy director Steve Snell in a second II game against Middlesex, and signed for the Somerset Academy the following week.[2]

He made his Twenty20 cricket debut for Somerset in the 2017 NatWest t20 Blast on 16 July 2017.[3] He made his first-class debut for Somerset in the 2018 County Championship on 18 September 2018.[4] Banton was signed by Brisbane Heat in the Australian Big Bash League for the 2019/20 season.[5]

International career[edit]

In December 2017, he was named in England's squad for the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[6] In September 2019, he was named in England's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against New Zealand.[7] He made his T20I debut for England, against New Zealand, on 5 November 2019.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Banton". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.thecricketer.com/Topics/banner/story_tom_banton_somerset_batsman_world_feet.html
  3. ^ "NatWest t20 Blast, South Group: Middlesex v Somerset at Uxbridge, Jul 16, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Specsavers County Championship Division One at Taunton, Sep 18-21 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  5. ^ "English Prodigy Signs for BBL|09". Brisbane Heat. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Brook tasked with World Cup mood swing". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Bairstow dropped from England Test squad for New Zealand series". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  8. ^ "3rd T20I, England tour of New Zealand at Nelson, Nov 5 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2019.

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