Alex Tudor

Country: England
Born: October 23, 1977, Kensington, London
Height: 6ft 4in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast

Alex Tudor Bio

Alex Jeremy Tudor is a former professional cricket player from England known for his natural attributes as a fast bowler. Standing tall, strong, and with the ability to generate pace and bounce from any wicket, Tudor had the potential to become a prolific cricketer. Unfortunately, his career was plagued by injuries, causing setbacks and false starts.

Tudor made his Test debut during the 1998-99 Ashes tour, controversially chosen over Andy Caddick, who had an impressive record of taking over 100 first-class wickets the previous season. Despite the team’s poor performance, Tudor showcased his ability with the bat by contributing 18 crucial runs, as well as impressing with his bowling. He took 4 wickets for 89 runs, earning praise from the Australian captain, Mark Taylor.

Continuing his form, Tudor retained his place in the team for the first Test of the subsequent home series against New Zealand at Edgbaston. Although his bowling performance was not exceptional, it was his batting contribution that grabbed headlines. As a nightwatchman, he scored an unbeaten 99, the highest-ever score by an English nightwatchman, helping England secure a seven-wicket victory. His remarkable batting performance led him to win the prestigious Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year award.

However, a knee injury sustained shortly after kept Tudor out of the next Test and initiated a tumultuous period characterized by injury setbacks. Despite a frustrating tour of South Africa, where he failed to secure a Test position, Tudor exhibited his potential with a career-best performance of 7 wickets for 48 runs against Lancashire at The Oval in 2000.

Further injuries hindered Tudor’s progress, and he often found himself on the treatment table rather than on the field. In 2004, a back problem limited him to 2nd XI games and club cricket, leading Surrey to release him from his contract with a year remaining. Essex took a chance and signed Tudor on a one-year contract, tying his pay to his performances. Unfortunately, a knee injury in May of that year required surgery and sidelined him for the rest of the season.

Despite setbacks, Tudor displayed resilience and returned to cricket in 2006, participating in almost an entire season. However, inconsistency continued to plague his performance, and Essex released him in August 2008. Soon after, Surrey re-signed Tudor for the remainder of the season, where he performed well and earned a contract for 2009.

Throughout his career, Tudor’s potential as a fast bowler was evident, and despite numerous injuries, he managed to showcase his talent intermittently. Despite his setbacks, Tudor remains a well-respected figure in English cricket, admired for his determination and the ability to make an impact with both bat and ball when given the opportunity.

Alex Tudor Career Stats

Alex Tudor Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 16 4 229 99* 19.08 513 44.63 0 1 39 0 3 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 2 1 9 6 9 11 81.81 0 0 0 0 1 0
FC 129 169 34 2960 144 21.92 - - 2 9 - - 36 0
List A 82 55 16 470 56 12.05 - - 0 1 - - 23 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Alex Tudor Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 10 17 1512 963 28 5/44 7/109 34.39 3.82 54 2 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 3 127 136 4 2/30 2/30 34 6.42 31.7 0 0 0
FC 129 - 18191 11023 351 7/48 - 31.4 3.63 51.8 - 14 0
List A 82 - 3451 2785 111 4/26 4/26 25.09 4.84 31 4 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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