Will Jefferson

Country: England
Born: October 25, 1979, Derby
Height: 6ft 10in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Opening Batter

Will Jefferson Bio

William Ingleby Jefferson, commonly known as Will Jefferson, is a prominent cricket player from England known for his towering height of 6ft 9 ½ ins. Born on October 9, 1978, Jefferson made significant strides in his cricketing career, leaving a mark in both domestic and university-level cricket.

Jefferson’s journey in professional cricket began in 2000 when he made his debut for Essex County Cricket Club. As an opening batsman, he showcased an array of attacking strokes and soon established himself as a promising talent. Having excelled in school and university cricket, Jefferson quickly adapted to the county level and impressed in his first full season with Essex in 2002. During that season, he amassed nearly 800 runs at an average just below 40, including a remarkable unbeaten 165 against Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford. This memorable innings not only secured Essex’s promotion to Division One but also earned him his county cap, a prestigious honor for any cricketer.

Despite his early success, Jefferson faced several injury setbacks throughout his career, hindering his chances of securing a regular place in the team. Despite his talent, his unfortunate injury record led to him parting ways with Essex by mutual consent in 2006. He then made a move to Nottinghamshire, with hopes of rejuvenating his career. Unfortunately, shortly after joining Nottinghamshire, Jefferson suffered a calamitous injury when he accidentally put his hand through a window, severing tendons in his hand. Despite this setback, he showed resilience and consistently performed before making another move, this time to Leicestershire.

During his career, Jefferson came closest to representing England on the international stage when he earned a place in the England Lions squad. Although he never received a full international cap, being selected for the England Lions team is an achievement in itself for any cricketer. Jefferson’s contributions to the game were recognized by the selectors, showcasing his capabilities as a player.

Jefferson’s playing style combined both elegance and power, making him a formidable opponent for any bowling attack. His effectiveness as an opening batsman, coupled with his immense height, gave him a unique advantage, allowing him to dominate the cricketing arena. Alongside his batting prowess, he was also known for his fielding skills and agile movements on the field.

Although his career might not have reached the pinnacle he aspired to, Jefferson’s dedication, resilience, and love for the sport made him a respected figure in English cricket. His contributions to Essex, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire left an indelible mark on their respective teams. Despite retiring from professional cricket, Jefferson’s legacy continues to inspire young cricketers, serving as a reminder that perseverance and talent can lead to remarkable achievements.

Will Jefferson Career Stats

Will Jefferson Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 119 212 14 7096 222 35.83 - - 17 27 - - 127 0
List A 101 98 6 3144 132 34.17 - - 4 18 - - 43 0
T20s 69 66 6 1254 83 20.9 976 128.48 0 6 138 42 25 0

Will Jefferson Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 119 - 120 60 1 1/16 - 60 3 120 0 0 0
List A 101 - 24 9 2 2/9 2/9 4.5 2.25 12 0 0 0
T20s 69 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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