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Favourite sports person: Sachin Tendulkar

Favourite band: Tinie Tempah

Favourite food: Roast Lamb or Steak and chips

Favourite car: Lamborghini Gallardo

Quote to live by: 'What you do in life, echoes in eternity'

Best cricketing moment: Seeing England win the Ashes in Aus last Xmas

Proudest moment: England Debut

Favourite film: The Blindside

Most annoying habit: Play too much FIFA

Look alike: Alex Pettyfer

Education: Haileybury College

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Born 15 June 1991 Years of Service Kent Cricket Academy 2005-10
Squad number 7 Debut 2011
Height 5'11" Nicknames Bilbo, Billo, Doug
Capped Bat Right Hand
Best bat First Class - 131 for Loughborough MCCU v Northants, 2011; List A: 143 for Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury, 2012 Bowl
Best bowl

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.

T Brown, January 2016

Other teams

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