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Oliver Newby

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


Newby, a tall pace bowler with a slingy action, was released by Lancashire in October 2014 after playing more than 100 matches during a 12-year spell with his native county. Born in Blackburn, Newby was a product of the Lancashire academy and made the step up to professional ranks in 2004. The depth of fast-bowling talent at Emirates Old Trafford meant opportunities were hard to come by and he spent loan spells at Nottinghamshire, Gloucestershire and Essex in 2005, 2008 and 2014 respectively. Although he featured in three matches during Lancashire’s title-winning LV= County Championship...

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