Full Name: Daniel John Birch
Born: January 21 1981 , Nottingham
Other teams: Kent 2nd XI
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast
The son of John Birch, who made 250 appearances for Nottinghamshire in the 1970s and 80s, Dan Birch was playing club cricket in the Derbyshire Premier League as recently as 2006. The left-hander served notice of his talent with two-half-centuries on his debut for Kent second XI that season, as well as a hundred in a one-day game. Birch won a contract with Derbyshire for the 2007 season, and made an immediate impression by hitting a century before lunch on his debut against Cambridge University. He smashed 130 off 119 balls in that game at Fenners and followed up with 95 on his LV County...