Tom Lungley

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Tom Lungley
Personal information
Full nameTom Lungley
Born (1979-07-25) 25 July 1979 (age 38)
Derby, Derbyshire, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Batting Left-hand
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
20002010 Derbyshire
2009 (on loan) Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches558130
Runs scored885396107
Batting average 14.5011.3113.37
100s/50s0/10/00/0
Top score504525
Balls bowled7,4213,124475
Wickets 1498930
Bowling average 32.1030.7421.46
5 wickets in innings 301
10 wickets in match0n/an/a
Best bowling5/204/285/27
Catches/stumpings 25/21/8/
Source: Cricinfo.com, 25 August 2015

Tom Lungley (born 25 July 1979) is an English first-class cricketer and umpire. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler.

First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket. A first-class match is of three or more days' scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players each and is officially adjudged to be worthy of the status by virtue of the standard of the competing teams. Matches must allow for the teams to play two innings each although, in practice, a team might play only one innings or none at all.

During his five seasons at the top of the English game, he played for Derbyshire in List A and Twenty20 cricket. He, however, missed the entire 2004 season after suffering from tendinitis but following their disastrous 2005 season, he turned to the national league, where he played the vast majority of The Phantoms' games.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club English domestic cricket team

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Derbyshire. Its limited overs team is called the Derbyshire Falcons in reference to the famous peregrine falcon which nests on the Derby Cathedral. Founded in 1870, the club held first-class status from its first match in 1871 until 1887. Because of poor performances and lack of fixtures in some seasons, Derbyshire then lost its status for seven seasons until it was invited into the County Championship in 1895. Derbyshire is also classified as a List A team since the beginning of limited overs cricket in 1963; and classified as a senior Twenty20 team since 2003. In recent years the club has enjoyed record attendances with over 24,000 people watching their home Twenty20 fixtures in 2017 – a record for a single campaign. The local derby versus Yorkshire at Chesterfield now regularly sells out in advance.

Lungley was awarded a new contract at Derbyshire for 2006, securing his future for the time being. In a 2007 game against Leicestershire, Lungley bowled career-best figures of 5-20.

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Leicestershire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Leicestershire. It has also been representative of the county of Rutland. The club's limited overs team is called the Leicestershire Foxes. Founded in 1879, the club had minor county status until 1894 when it was promoted to first-class status pending its entry into the County Championship in 1895. Since then, Leicestershire have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England.

In August 2009, Lungley was given a taste of cricket in the first division of the County Championship when he played for Lancashire on loan. At the time, the club's bowling attack had been severely depleted by injuries to Glen Chapple, Steven Cheetham, and Sajid Mahmood and Andrew Flintoff and James Anderson were on England duty. [1]

County Championship

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Steven Philip Cheetham is an English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler who plays for Lancashire. He was born in Oldham, Greater Manchester, and attended Bury Grammar School. He has a fabulous sister, Caroline. Cheetham, who also plays local league cricket for Clifton Cricket Club, made his Second XI debut back in 2004. Cheetham is a right arm fast/medium bowler and a lower order batsman. He spent six months on 5 separate occasions over in Australia playing for Cheltenham Cricket Club, a local Melbourne side where he took 54 wickets at an average of 9.80, including a hat-trick in the semi final against Old Mentonians. Steven is a keen football fan and is a season ticket holder at Oldham Athletic.

He stood as an umpire in the first-class match between the Australians and Derbyshire on 23 July 2015. [2]

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References

  1. Cricinfo staff (10 August 2009), Lungley joins Lancashire on loan, Cricinfo , retrieved 2009-08-11
  2. "Australia tour of England and Ireland, Tour Match: Derbyshire v Australians at Derby, Jul 23-25, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 July 2015.