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Stuart Meaker

Stuart Meaker
Personal information
Full name Stuart Christopher Meaker
Born (1989-01-21) 21 January 1989 (age 25)
Durban, Natal Province, South Africa
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 224) 23 October 2011 v India
Last ODI 25 October 2011 v India
T20I debut (cap 61) 20 December 2012 v India
Last T20I 22 December 2012 v India
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2008–present Surrey (squad no. 18)
Source: CricketArchive, 22 April 2013

Stuart Meaker (born 21 January 1989) is a cricketer who plays for Surrey. His family came to England from South Africa in 2001, and he was educated at Cranleigh School. For cricketing purposes he is regarded as English. He is categorised by CricketArchive and Cricinfo as a right-arm fast medium bowler and a right-handed batsman. However according to a 2011 article in The Observer in 2009 he was timed by the speed guns at the ECB’s indoor school in Loughborough at 94 miles per hour (151 km/h), the highest figure for any bowler measured there. Surrey's coach Ian Salisbury said of him: "He's always been able to bowl quick and he is a 90mph bowler, but he can also swing the ball, conventionally or reverse later on."[1]

He played in two "Test" matches for the English U-19 cricket team in 2007. He also played in six Under-19 limited overs internationals, of which the last two were in the Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2007-8.

He made his first-class debut for Surrey against Loughborough UCCE in a match that began on 12 April 2008. He did not bat, but took one wicket for 53 runs. He made his List A debut for Surrey against Sussex on 28 May 2008, but did not bat or bowl.

The end of 2008 saw him off to Australia where he played for a club side in Sydney, before returning to play with Surrey. His 2009 season at Surrey saw him significantly improve both his batting and bowling figures.

In September 2011, he was called into England's squad for a one-day series in India later in the year. He had taken only 19 List A wickets at the time of his selection. He made his England One Day International debut on the tour, taking a wicket in the process.

In early November 2012 he was added to the England squad touring India, as cover for the injured Steven Finn.[2] In December he was selected for his first Twenty20 International.[3]

References

External links

  • CricketArchive
  • ESPNcricinfo
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