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Simon Kerrigan

Key facts

Full Name: Simon Christopher Kerrigan
Born: May 10 1989 , Preston
Country: England
County: Lancashire
Other teams: England Lions, MCC
Test debut: England v Australia, The Oval, Aug 21-25, 2013
Batting Style: Right-hand batsman
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm


Kerrigan, who spent much of his teens bowling left-arm seam before switching to spin, had been earmarked for success by the Lancashire coaching staff long before he took 5-47 on his first-team debut against Warwickshire in early 2010. Fellow slow left-armer Gary Keedy’s recovery from a broken collarbone consigned Kerrigan to second spinner status for the rest of the season, but the youngster removed any remaining doubts over his worth the following summer. Kerrigan’s astonishing 9-51 sealed victory over Hampshire with just four minutes remaining in the penultimate game of the 2011 camp...

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