An orthodox left-arm spinner from the Isle of Wight, Briggs has gained a reputation as a miserly and effective one-day bowler, having represented England in both the 50-and 20-over formats.
After making both his one-day and first-class debuts for Hampshire in 2009, he quickly became the club's first-choice spinner and, having played an important role in their 2010 Friends Provident t20 triumph with 31 wickets in 19 innings, was named in the England Performance Programme squad that winter.
Briggs excelled for England Lions in the West Indies in early 2011 and continued his impressive progress for Hampshire that summer.
After shining for the Lions in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Briggs was named in the senior England squad for the four one-day internationals against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. He took 2-39 on debut in the final match of the series, which England won 4-0.
In April 2012 Briggs was named in England's Performance Squad for the first time and towards the end of the summer made his Twenty20 international bow versus South Africa at Edgbaston shortly before travelling to South Africa as part of England's World Twenty20 squad. He had to delay his wedding to compete and played one game in the showpiece, claiming 1-36 against New Zealand.
He also helped Hampshire win the Friends Life t20 and the Clydesdale Bank 40, taking 19 wickets in the latter.
Briggs had a modest domestic season in 2013, although he again excelled in the FLt20 as Hampshire reached finals day and featured in both England’s 20-over contests against Australia on home soil before being named in their limited-overs squads to travel Down Under over the winter.
The 23-year-old enjoyed a successful season in 2014, with a tally of 21 wickets in the NatWest T20 Blast the joint-third best in the competition and his 27 victims as Hampshire won the Division Two title coming at an average of 26.