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Reece Topley

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Full Name: Reece James William Topley
Born: February 21 1994 , Ipswich
County: Essex
Other teams: England Lions, England Under-19
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm medium-fast


A tall left-arm seamer, Topley has made a huge impression since breaking into Essex's LV= County Championship side in 2011 at the age of 17. Topley, who was once struck on the head in the nets by a Kevin Pietersen drive, 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. Former England Under-19 internat...

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