Full Name: John Andrew Simpson
Born: July 13 1988 , Bury
Other teams: Lancashire, England Under-19s, MCC
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Despite progressing through Lancashire's youth teams - and playing for England Under-19s - the wicketkeeper did not get his first crack in senior ranks until he moved to Middlesex in 2009. He played a key part of their promotion two years later with 869 runs and 65 victims behind the stumps. Simpson is a handy lower-order batsman too and after promotion has steadily built his average in the top flight before scoring a pair of centuries, and hitting 669 runs, as Middlesex narrowly avoided relegation on the final day of 2014. He is from a sporting family with his great grandfather and ...