Tom Friend

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Tom Friend
Personal information
Full name Tom Friend
Born (1991-05-03) 3 May 1991 (age 26)
Newport, Isle of Wight, England
Nickname Friendy[1]
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011 Cardiff MCCU
2011 Unicorns
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 2 3
Runs scored 85 19
Batting average 28.33 9.50
100s/50s –/– –/–
Top score 48 14
Balls bowled 228 114
Wickets 2 1
Bowling average 93.50 122.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/96 1/49
Catches/stumpings 2/– –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 29 July 2012

Tom Friend (born 3 May 1991) is an English cricketer. Friend is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm fast-medium. He was born in Newport, Isle of Wight, and was educated on the island at West Wight Middle School and Carisbrooke College, before attending Brockenhurst College on the mainland.[1]

Friend played Second XI cricket for the Worcestershire Second XI in 2010.[2] On 28 February 2011 it was announced that Friend had signed for the Unicorns for the 2011 Clydesdale Bank 40.[3] It was in this competition that he made his List A debut against Lancashire. His maiden wicket, taken in this match, was Tom Smith. He made two further appearances in the competition against Essex and Lancashire,[4] but he failed to take any further wickets.

While studying for his degree in Sport Development at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Friend made his debut in first-class cricket for Cardiff MCC University against Somerset at Taunton Vale Sports Club Ground in 2012. He made a further first-class appearance in that season against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Player profile: Tom Friend". Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Teams Tom Friend played for". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Benham and Thornely in Unicorns squad". ESPNcricinfo. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "List A Matches played by Tom Friend". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Tom Friend". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 

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