Tony Pigott

Country: England
Born: June 04, 1958, Fulham, London
Height: 6ft 1in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium

Tony Pigott Bio

Anthony Charles Shackleton Pigott, commonly known as Tony Pigott, was a prominent English cricketer who made a brief but memorable appearance in international cricket. Born and raised in England, Pigott showcased his cricketing prowess through his exceptional bowling skills and hard-hitting batting.

Pigott’s cricketing journey began during his early days at Harrow School, where he honed his skills and caught the attention of selectors with his remarkable pace and accuracy. He established himself as a formidable force on the cricket field with his brisk right-arm bowling and his ability to provide crucial contributions in the lower middle-order. Pigott’s versatility made him a valuable asset, as he demonstrated both skill and talent across different aspects of the game.

In 1978, Pigott announced himself on the cricketing stage with a sensational hat-trick against Surrey, raising expectations about his potential to become a successful all-rounder. His early success propelled him forward, and he quickly established himself as a key player for Sussex County Cricket Club. With consistent performances, Pigott became a regular member of the Sussex squad and was recognized as one of the rising stars in English cricket.

However, Pigott’s promising career was plagued by persistent back injuries that hindered his progress. Regardless of these setbacks, he remained resilient and determined to make a mark in the cricketing world. His perseverance eventually earned him a place in the English national team.

In 1983-84, England was struck by a sudden injury crisis before the Christchurch Test against New Zealand. Pigott, who happened to be playing for Wellington at the time, was called upon to fill the void in the squad. Although his inclusion came at the expense of postponing his wedding, Pigott eagerly donned the English jersey, fully aware of the significance of the opportunity.

During the match, Pigott showcased his bowling prowess by claiming two crucial wickets. However, it proved to be a one-sided contest, as England suffered a resounding defeat within 12 hours, being bowled out for a meager total of 82 and 93. Despite the disappointing outcome for the team, Pigott’s performance was noteworthy and highlighted his potential.

Unfortunately, Pigott’s recurrent back injuries continued to trouble him in the subsequent years. As a result, his career gradually faded away after transferring from Sussex to Surrey. Despite his dwindling time as a player, Pigott remained devoted to the game and sought new avenues to contribute to cricket.

Following his retirement, Pigott transitioned into coaching, taking charge of the 2nd XI at The Oval. However, his return to Sussex as chief executive was marked by challenges and difficulties, ultimately leading to his resignation in 1999. Pigott cited personal reasons for his departure, having felt marginalized in his role. Subsequently, he pursued a new endeavor and ventured into the hospitality industry by running a pub in Hurstpierpoint.

Although Pigott’s time in international cricket was brief, his contributions and abilities left an indelible mark on the cricketing community. He remains a respected figure in English cricket, his performance in the Christchurch Test etched into the annals of the game. Tony Pigott exemplified the resilience and dedication required to excel in the highly competitive world of cricket, and his journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers worldwide.

Tony Pigott Career Stats

Tony Pigott Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 1 12 8* 12 36 33.33 0 0 1 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 260 317 66 4841 104* 19.28 - - 1 20 - - 121 0
List A 270 162 58 1727 53 16.6 - - 0 2 - - 82 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Tony Pigott Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 1 1 102 75 2 2/75 2/75 37.5 4.41 51 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 260 - 38053 20831 672 7/74 - 30.99 3.28 56.6 - 26 2
List A 270 - 12247 9198 377 5/24 5/24 24.39 4.5 32.4 5 3 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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