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White (25)

Wayne White

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Full Name Wayne White
Nickname Chalky
DoB 22nd April 1985
Height 6' 2
Bats/Bowls Right-hand/Right-arm medium-fast
Shirt Number 25
Lancashire New signing for 2013. Previous Teams: Derbyshire (2005-08), Leicestershire (2009-12)
Tests 0
ODI 0

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Lancashire really have an all-rounder on their hands in the form of ex-Derbyshire and Leicestershire man Wayne White!

Not only can the 28-year-old, nicknamed Chalky, bowl, bat and field, he will also be pretty handy in nets during the pre-day five-a-side kickabout having played semi-professional football for East Midlands side Long Eaton as a goalkeeper before opting for leather and willow.

White arrived at Emirates Old Trafford ahead of 2013 primarily to add weight to the county’s seam bowling stocks, but also to be a dangerous customer with the bat in the county’s lower to middle order in all forms of the game.

And while 2013 did not quite go as well as he would have hoped due to selection and injury issues, he still provided glimpses of his talent with bat and ball.

He claimed two four-wicket hauls in 40-over cricket and hit an entertaining 61 in the second innings of a County Championship draw against Gloucestershire at Liverpool.

Arguably the biggest frustration for White, whose campaign was cut short due to a hernia operation, was that he did not make a single Twenty20 appearance in his debut campaign with the county.

White made his first-class debut for Derbyshire against Roses rivals Yorkshire in the latter stages of the 2005 season, and has gone on to play 62 first-class matches in all ahead of the 2013 campaign, taking 139 wickets and scoring 2,285 runs. He has one century to his name and four five-wicket hauls.

Derby-born White was released by his home county at the end of the 2008 season before impressing on trial at Grace Road and subsequently earning a contract.

The early stages of his career were blighted by injury, including a double stress fracture of the back to virtually wipe out 2006, but 2011 and 2012 have been by far and away the most successful of his career in the longer format, with hauls of 38 and 43 wickets respectively as well as tallies of 789 and 616 runs.

He was in the Leicestershire team who won the Twenty20 title in 2011, and was also part of the Foxes side who saw off the Lightning in the semi-final at Edgbaston. He was the bowler who Gareth Cross hit for six off the final ball of the match to take it into a Super Over Eliminator.

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