Andrew Symonds

Andrew Symonds

BatRight-handBowlRight-arm off spin/medium
Born-National Team Eligibility-
Years of Service1999-2004DebutKent 1999, Gloucestershire 1995, Lancashire 2005, Australia 2003.
Local Club-Shirt Sponsor-

Other Teams

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

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.