Neil Edwards

Country: England
Born: October 14, 1983, Treliske, Truro, Cornwall
Height: 6ft 3in
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium

Neil Edwards Bio

Neil James Edwards is a talented left-handed cricket player hailing from England. While he may not be a household name in the cricketing world, Edwards has showcased his promise and skills throughout his career. Born and raised in England, he began his journey towards professional cricket at a young age, representing the England Under-19 team.

In 2003, Edwards made a significant mark in English cricket with a remarkable innings of 160 runs for Somerset against Hampshire. This outstanding performance earned him recognition and the accolade for the best performance by an uncapped player. He garnered comparisons to his mentor and cricketing legend, Marcus Trescothick, due to his impressive batting technique, which mirrored Trescothick’s upright stance.

Despite his initial success, Edwards faced challenges in cementing his place in Somerset’s lineup. The team showed confidence in their young batsmen, but Edwards failed to consistently deliver outstanding performances. However, he managed to find his rhythm in the Championship matches during the 2006 season, displaying glimpses of his true potential.

The following year, in 2007, Edwards had a breakthrough season, amassing over 1,250 runs in first-class matches. Such impressive numbers showcased his capabilities as a batsman and solidified his position within the team. During the 2007-08 winter, Edwards ventured to Australia, where he played for Richmond CC in Melbourne, further honing his skills and gaining valuable experience on foreign soil.

In 2010, Edwards made a significant career move by joining Nottinghamshire. He made an excellent debut for the team, scoring 85 runs in a Championship match against Kent. Unfortunately, his momentum was disrupted by a loss of form and a broken hand. Edwards battled through these setbacks, but his 2011 season mirrored the struggles of the previous year.

Tragedy struck again in 2012 when Edwards suffered a fractured forearm, further hindering his progress in the sport. This injury affected his performance, and he struggled to leave a lasting impact on the field. Nottinghamshire ultimately decided not to offer him a new contract for the 2013 season, and this marked the end of Edwards’ tenure with the team.

Throughout his career, Edwards showcased immense potential and a batting style reminiscent of his mentor, Marcus Trescothick. His accomplishments and contributions to the game of cricket may not have reached their full fruition, but Edwards’ determination and love for the sport remain undeterred.

Off the field, Edwards remains a humble individual, dedicated to both his personal and professional growth. His passion for cricket continues to drive him, and he remains determined to prove his worth as a talented cricketer. Although his career may have experienced some setbacks, Edwards remains focused on writing his own unique cricketing story, hoping to inspire future generations of cricket enthusiasts with his resilience and unwavering commitment to the sport.

Neil Edwards Career Stats

Neil Edwards Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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FC 73 125 4 3849 212 31.8 6719 57.28 4 18 - - 67 0
List A 11 10 0 253 65 25.3 338 74.85 0 2 33 2 3 0
T20s 1 1 0 1 1 1 7 14.28 0 0 0 0 0 0

Neil Edwards Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 73 - 287 194 2 1/16 - 97 4.05 143.5 0 0 0
List A 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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