Tom New

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Tom New
Personal information
Full name Thomas James New
Born (1985-01-18) 18 January 1985 (age 32)
Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Nickname Newy, T, Electric copper, Jumbo
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
2003–2011 Leicestershire (squad no. 18)
2008 Derbyshire (loan)
2012–2013 Unicorns
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 95 71 1
Runs scored 4,338 1,483 18
Batting average 30.54 26.96 18.00
100s/50s 2/33 0/5 0/0
Top score 125 83* 18
Balls bowled 229
Wickets 5
Bowling average 42.20
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/18
Catches/stumpings 160/8 37/10 1/1
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 April 2017

Thomas James New (born 18 January 1985 in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire) is an English cricketer. He played for Leicestershire from 2004 to 2011, spending the latter part of the 2008 season on loan to Derbyshire. New is a wicketkeeper/batsman who has represented his country at Under 19 level.

New began playing for Nottinghamshire at Under 11 level and represented the Midlands from Under 13 through to Under 15 level.

In 2000 he was the England captain for the Under 15 World Cup and took his side to the semi-finals before they were beaten by Pakistan. The promising wicket-keeper switched to Leicestershire and played for the county's Under 19s, Cricket Board and second XI.

He was part of England's squad for the 2004 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh and made his first-class debut in May 2004 when he played in a four-day tour match against New Zealand, taking three catches.

New has had his progress into the Leicestershire team blocked by Paul Nixon but having recently signed a new two-year contract with the club, seems to be set to replace the England keeper once he hangs up his gloves. New received the NBC Denis Compton Award for the most promising Leicestershire player in 2003 and 2004.[1]

Despite being kept from the wicketkeeper spot when Nixon was playing, New was picked in the team as a specialist batsman during 2007 when not acting as wicketkeeper. He played in all 15 of Leicestershire's County Championship matches in 2007, scoring 832 runs at an average of 33.28 and including 8 half centuries.[2] He also scored his maiden first class century in 2007, making 125 against Oxford UCCE.[3]

In 2009, New was capped and captained the side in a Pro40 game against Warwickshire. He was released by Leicestershire at the end of the 2011 season.[4]

Career Best Performances[edit]

as of 1 April 2013

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 125 Leicestershire v Oxford UCCE Oxford 2007 2–18 Leicestershire v Gloucestershire Leicester 2007
LA 83* Unicorns v Yorkshire Scarborough 2012
T20 18 Leicestershire v Derbyshire Leicester 2008


  1. ^ "Tom New player profile". Retrieved 26 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "Tom New first class season by season averages". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 26 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "Oxford University Centre of Cricketing Excellence v Leicestershire 23–25 May 2007 scorecard". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 26 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "Tom New released by County". Leicester Mercury. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 

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