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Reece Topley

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Full Name: Reece James William Topley
Born: February 21 1994 , Ipswich
Country: England
County: Hampshire
Other teams: England Lions, England Under-19, Essex
ODI debut: England v Australia, Old Trafford, Sept 13 2015
T20 debut: England v Australia, Cardiff, Aug 31 2015
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm medium-fast


A tall left-armer who made his England debut as a 21-year-old in 2015 after he was the leading wicket-taker in the Royal London One-Day Cup. Topley broke into Essex's LV= County Championship side at the age of 17 in 2011 and took 24 first-class wickets in his debut season. The son of former Essex player Don Topley, Reece managed just three first-class appearances in 2012 before having his best campaign to date the following year. He snared over 80 scalps in all formats and was rewarded with a place on the England Performance Programme trip to Australia. A stress fracture in his bac...

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