David Wainwright

Country: England
Born: March 21, 1985, Pontefract, Yorkshire
Height: 5ft 9in
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Allrounder

David Wainwright Bio

David John Wainwright, born on January 20, 1985, is a former English cricketer who made a name for himself as a left-arm spinner and a resilient lower-order batsman. Hailing from Yorkshire, Wainwright started his career at his local club and quickly rose through the ranks.

Wainwright’s first taste of success came during his time at Yorkshire, where he made a significant impact in the limited-overs formats of the game. His impressive performances earned him a call-up to the England Lions squad in 2010, further establishing his potential as a spin bowler.

Not only known for his skill with the ball, Wainwright also showcased his batting prowess during his career. In a memorable match against Sussex in 2008, he, along with Adil Rashid, another spinner, turned around a struggling Yorkshire innings with centuries that led to a formidable score of 400 for nine declared. This was just one of his three first-class hundreds, highlighting his ability as a lower-order batsman.

Despite his early success, Wainwright found himself limited in opportunities, especially in four-day cricket, due to the presence of other talented spinners in the Yorkshire team. Frustrated with the lack of playing time, he requested a release from the club in 2011. He subsequently joined Derbyshire on a permanent basis after a brief loan spell.

It was at Derbyshire where Wainwright truly flourished. As their senior spinner, he played a crucial role in the team’s success in the 2012 season, where they won the Division Two title in the County Championship promotion. He ended the season with 50 first-class wickets at an average of 31, solidifying his reputation as one of the top spinners in the league.

His impressive form continued, and Wainwright started his Derbyshire career with a bang, taking a career-best 6 for 33 on his debut against Northamptonshire. His bowling prowess was instrumental in three of Derbyshire’s victories that season.

His consistent performances earned him a new four-year contract, demonstrating the faith the club had in his abilities. In 2014, Wainwright added another feather to his cap, becoming only the 14th Derbyshire player ever to score a century and take five wickets in a first-class match.

However, as Derbyshire struggled to maintain their position in the top division, Wainwright’s impact started to diminish. The club released him in 2015, bringing an end to his time at Derbyshire. Throughout his career, Wainwright claimed 95 wickets in 43 first-class games and 39 wickets in the shorter formats.

Since retiring from professional cricket, Wainwright has continued to contribute to the game as a coach and mentor, passing on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of cricketers. With his impressive record and undeniable talent, David John Wainwright remains a respected figure in English cricket.

David Wainwright Career Stats

David Wainwright Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 81 114 28 2270 109 26.39 4948 45.87 3 9 - - 28 0
List A 77 38 20 354 41 19.66 444 79.72 0 0 30 2 23 0
T20s 47 20 13 112 20* 16 118 94.91 0 0 9 1 11 0

David Wainwright Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 81 - 13216 6991 181 6/33 - 38.62 3.17 73 4 6 0
List A 77 - 2840 2327 66 4/11 4/11 35.25 4.91 43 2 0 0
T20s 47 46 871 1059 37 3/6 3/6 28.62 7.29 23.5 0 0 0

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