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Oliver Newby

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Full Name: Oliver James Newby
Born: August 26 1984 , Blackburn
County: Lancashire
Other teams: Nottinghamshire, Gloucestershire
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


Newby, a tall pace bowler with a slingy action, made the step up to the Lancashire professional ranks in 2004. The depth of fast-bowling talent at Old Trafford means opportunities have been hard to come by since, and he spent loan spells at Nottinghamshire and Gloucestershire in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Although he featured in three matches during Lancashire’s title-winning LV= County Championship campaign in 2011, taking eight wickets, the feeling remains that Newby is yet to fulfil his potential.

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