Andy Caddick

Country: England
Born: November 21, 1968, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Height: 6ft 5in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Andy Caddick Bio

Andrew Richard Caddick, widely known as Andy Caddick, is a former professional cricket player from England. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Caddick moved to England after representing New Zealand at the youth level and went on to make a significant impact in the sport.

Caddick’s journey in cricket began in 1991 when he made his first-class debut for Somerset, a club that became his cricketing home for the rest of his career. Standing tall with a height of 6 feet 5 inches, Caddick possessed an ideal build for fast bowling, which allowed him to generate incredible bounce and movement off the pitch.

Inspired by the legendary Richard Hadlee, Caddick modeled his action after the New Zealand great. With his skillful bowling, he could extract significant movement even from a short length, making him a formidable force to reckon with. His consistent destructive performances for Somerset, even on batting-friendly pitches, earned him a reputation as one of the most talented overseas players in the county.

Caddick’s breakthrough year came in 1992, where in his County Championship debut, he picked up four wickets for 96 runs against Gloucestershire. Just a few months later, he achieved a remarkable ten-wicket haul against Kent, further solidifying his place in the Somerset team. His exceptional performance in the following season, including a career-best nine wickets for 32 runs against Lancashire, earned him a call-up to the Test and one-day squads for England in 1993.

Although plagued by injuries and inconsistent form, Caddick showcased his talent and potential during England’s 1994 tour of the West Indies, emerging as the team’s leading wicket-taker. Despite the ups and downs in his career, he found stability in the England side in 1996-97, forming a menacing partnership with Darren Gough. Together, they terrorized opposition batsmen and became a fearsome bowling duo for the next four years.

Caddick’s career-best figures of 7 wickets for 46 runs came when he dismantled a robust South African batting lineup in Durban in 1999, showcasing his ability to dominate against top-quality opposition. He ended his Test career on a high note with another seven-wicket haul against Australia in Sydney in 2003. Unfortunately, a back issue sidelined him for a year, preventing him from making a comeback to the England side.

Despite the setbacks, Caddick remained loyal to Somerset and continued playing for the club for another eight years. In 2007, he finished as the leading English first-class wicket-taker, further cementing his status as a gifted cricketer. However, persistent injuries forced him to step back from the game in 2009 after an illustrious 19-year career with Somerset.

With an imposing presence on the cricket field and an ability to trouble batsmen with his bounce and movement, Andy Caddick left a lasting impact on English cricket. His contributions to Somerset and the England national team will always be remembered, and his journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring cricket players around the world.

Andy Caddick Career Stats

Andy Caddick Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 62 95 12 861 49* 10.37 2506 34.35 0 0 102 7 21 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 54 38 18 249 36 12.45 395 63.03 0 0 19 3 9 0
FC 275 356 70 4259 92 14.89 - - 0 9 - - 88 0
List A 262 135 59 810 39 10.65 - - 0 0 - - 44 0
T20s 16 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Andy Caddick Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 62 105 13558 6999 234 7/46 10/215 29.91 3.09 57.9 9 13 1
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 54 53 2937 1965 69 4/19 4/19 28.47 4.01 42.5 3 0 0
FC 275 - 59663 31387 1180 9/32 - 26.59 3.15 50.5 - 78 17
List A 262 - 12827 9085 341 6/30 6/30 26.64 4.24 37.6 8 5 0
T20s 16 15 306 468 15 2/12 2/12 31.2 9.17 20.4 0 0 0

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