Simon King

Country: England
Born: September 04, 1987, Warlingham, Surrey
Height: 6ft 1in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak

Simon King Bio

Simon James King, born on May 3, 1987, in England, is an exceptional cricket player known for his off-spin bowling skills. From a young age, King demonstrated his love and talent for the game, paving the way for a successful career in cricket.

King’s journey in cricket began in 2005 when he made his debut for the Surrey second XI. It was evident from the start that King possessed a natural ability for off-spin bowling, as he showcased his skills by taking an impressive 17 wickets in his debut season. This outstanding performance generated a lot of attention and marked the beginning of a promising career.

Buoyed by his initial success, King continued to improve and impress in the following years. In the 2006 season, he excelled in the Surrey second XI, taking a remarkable 30 wickets at an average of 27. His consistent performances did not go unnoticed, catching the eye of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). This recognition led to King’s selection for the ECB spin match in 2006, where he had the incredible opportunity to receive coaching from renowned spinner Ashley Giles. The experience bolstered his skills and allowed him to refine his techniques.

Further reflecting his potential, King was also chosen to attend a trial for the England under-19 side at Loughborough in May 2006. This trial provided him with an opportunity to prove himself on a national level, and although he faced tough competition, his dedication and talent secured him a respectable position among a pool of talented young cricketers.

In addition to his domestic and national pursuits, King invested in his development by spending the 2005 pre-season alongside the first-team squad in Mumbai. This decision allowed him to gain invaluable experience by learning from seasoned professionals in a cricket-rich environment. The exposure to different playing conditions and styles of play greatly contributed to his cricketing knowledge and helped shape him into a more well-rounded player.

King’s hard work paid off when, in 2006, he graduated from the Surrey Academy and earned a contract with the senior team for the 2007 season. Despite the high expectations surrounding his promotion, King found it challenging to secure a spot in the first team initially. However, he remained persistent and demonstrated his skills whenever opportunities arose, showcasing a strong commitment to his craft.

Simon King’s dedication and talent have established him as an emerging force in English cricket. While his early career has been marked by significant progress and acclaim, King undoubtedly has the potential to achieve even greater heights. As he continues to refine his skills and gain invaluable experience, cricket fans eagerly await his next breakthrough moment on the field.

Simon King Career Stats

Simon King Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 4 4 0 21 13 5.25 64 32.81 0 0 3 0 0 0
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 1 1 1 5 5* - 3 166.66 0 0 1 0 0 0

Simon King Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 4 5 513 371 5 3/61 3/95 74.2 4.33 102.6 0 0 0
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 1 1 18 28 0 - - - 9.33 - 0 0 0

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