Andrew Symonds

Andrew Symonds

Date of Birth-Height-
DebutKent 1999, Gloucestershire 1995, Lancashire 2005, Australia 2003.Years of Service1999-2004
Capped1999Nickname(s)-
BatRight-handBest Bat254* Gloucestershire V Glamorgan at Abergavenny, 1995
BowlRight-arm off spin/mediumBest Bowl6-105 Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells, 2002.

Player Biography

Born in England, he was brought up in Australia and has played for Queensland at various levels since 1991-92, attended the Commonwealth Bank (Australian) Cricket Academy 1994. In his first season of first-class cricket he scored a century (108*) for Queensland against England on their 1994-95 tour of Australia, sharing in an unbroken fifth-wicket partnership of 205 with Jimmy Maher (100*). Hit a world record number of sixes in a first-class innings (16) during his 254* for Gloucestershire v Glamorgan at Abergavenny 1995. struck four more sixes in the second innings to set a new world record for a first-class match. PCA Young Player of the Year 1995. Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year 1995. Turned down the invitation to tour with England A in 1995 so that he could remain eligible to play for Australia, for whom he made ODI debut v Pakistan at Lahore 1998. Scored 113 off 116 balls and took 4-83 for Queensland v Western Australia in the 1998-99 Sheffield Shield final at Brisbane. Joined Kent for 1999 as an overseas player. Rejoined Kent as an overseas player part-way through the 2001 season as a replacement for the injured Daryll Cullinan. C&G Man of the Match award for his 5-21 and 40-ball 39* v Northamptonshire at Canterbury 2001. Took 5-18 in title-clinching Norwich Union League victory v Warwickshire at Edgbaston 2001. Man of the Match in the Pura Cup Final 2001-02 for his innings of 91 and match figures of 6-65 v Tasmania at Brisbane. Scored maiden ODI century (143*) v Pakistan at Johannesburg in the World Cup 2002-03, winning Man of the Match award, it was the highest World Cup score by an Australian. Also Man of the Match in the semi-final v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth (91*) in the World Cup 2002-03.

Other Teams

Australian Cricket Academy, Australia A, Australians, Gloucestershire, Lancashire Queensland, and Australia.