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Sam Billings

Date of Birth15th June 1991Height5'11"
Debut2011Years of Service2005-10
Capped-Nickname(s)Bilbo, Billo, Doug
BatRight-handBest BatFirst Class - 131 for Loughborough MCCU v Northants, 2011; List A: 143 for Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury, 2012
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Player Biography

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He became first-choice wicketkeeper in 2014 ahead of England Ashes-winner Geraint Jones.

He ended the season as Player of the Year at the Spitfire Cricket Awards and earned a call-up to the England Performance Programme.

The youngster rediscovered his batting form with a series of scintillating knocks in the Royal London One-Day Cup including 64 off 54 v Durham 135 off 58 balls at Somerset, 87 off 42 at Surrey, 51 not out off 39 balls v Sussex, 61 off 42 v Gloucestershire.

He blossomed in the 50-over format and was instrumental in the club’s run to the semi-finals.

Billings made an early impression on Kent followers with a glittering 143 against Derbyshire at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in 2012 – the highest ever one-day score by a Kent player at Canterbury.

In 2015, following an impressive tour with England Lions, he made his senior international debut with some cameos in the one-day international series win against New Zealand.

He kept his place in the squad for the limited-overs series against Australia and on the winter tour to play Pakistan in the UAE.

A matchwinning half-century against Pakistan helped clinch the T20 series before a series of good knocks for the Lions bolstered his reputation in the shorter formats either side of the New Year.

He put pen to paper on a contract extension early in 2016 after being drafted to play for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League.

Other Teams

England Under-19s, Loughborough MCCU, England Lions, England