Ryan Sidebottom

 

Ryan Sidebottom, is a winner of three County Championships with Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire (twice), he is the owner of 22 Test, 25 one-day and 18 Twenty20 international caps as well as a World Twenty20 winner’s medal.

Sidebottom, born in Huddersfield, is only 106 wickets away from claiming 1,000 wickets in all forms of professional cricket, and two stellar seasons in 2014 and 2015 could see him achieve that milestone.

He became only the eleventh England player to claim a Test match hat-trick whilst on tour in New Zealand in early 2008, taking ten wickets in the match at Hamilton and a superb 24 in a three-match series.

He returned to Yorkshire ahead of the 2011 summer following his departure from Notts, immediately after winning his second four-day title for them.

The son of former Yorkshire and England bowler Arnie, who also played football for Manchester United, Sidebottom junior is also a useful lower order batsman. Like father like son, he also impressed the football scouts of Sheffield United as a youngster.

In 2013, he passed his dad’s first-class wickets tally of 596 and went on to pass 600 in the process.

 


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