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Reece Topley

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Full Name: Reece James William Topley
Born: February 12 1994 , Ipswich, Suffolk
County: Essex
Other teams: England Under-19
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm medium-fast


A promising left-arm seamer, Topley broke into Essex's LV= County Championship side in 2011 and took little time in showcasing his talent. Topley, who was once struck on the head in the nets by a Kevin Pietersen drive, took 14 wickets in his first four championship matches, including two five-wicket hauls, and worked in tandem with the economical David Masters when opening the bowling for Essex. The England Under-19 is a hostile bowler who uses his height of 6ft 7in to extract an impressive amount of bounce.

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