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David Masters
David Masters 2015.jpg
Personal information
Full name David Daniel Masters
Born (1978-04-22) 22 April 1978 (age 38)
Chatham, Kent, England
Nickname Hoddy
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Relations Kevin Masters (father)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007 – present Essex
2004–2007 Leicestershire
2000–2004 Kent
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 176 153 99
Runs scored 2,533 532 100
Batting average 13.99 12.37 5.55
100s/50s 1/6 –/– –/–
Top score 119 39 14
Balls bowled 32,694 6,356 1,907
Wickets 573 148 75
Bowling average 25.70 32.37 31.33
5 wickets in innings 28 2
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 8/10 5/17 3/7
Catches/stumpings 55/– 19/– 21/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 September 2013

David Masters (born 22 April 1978, Chatham, Kent) is an English cricketer who has played for the cricket teams of Kent, Leicestershire and Essex.

David is a very accurate seam bowler who bowls at speeds around 75–80 miles per hour. He had a somewhat inconsistent time with Kent but has had more success with Leicestershire who he joined in 2004, and his current county, Essex.

In 2005 Masters was named as Leicestershire's player of the year after picking up 45 wickets in all competitions. Masters has won the Twenty20 cup twice and has a first class century to his name.

On 20 August 2007 it was announced that Masters would join Essex on a three year contract, and he took 5 wickets on his championship debut for the county in 2008.

On 11 May 2008, Masters took a career best of 5–17 off 4.2 overs in a one day match against Surrey whilst playing for Essex. In the 2009 season he has shown signs of batting potential scoring two half centuries and sharing an 100 partnership with James Foster against Leicestershire.

Since joining Essex, Masters has established a formidable bowler – wicket-keeper partnership with James Foster, where Foster is able to stand up to the stumps to Masters in limited overs cricket. Foster often claims stumpings off of Masters' bowling, which is quite rare for a pace bowler. On 29 July Masters took a career best 8–10 from 7.4 overs reducing Leicestershire to 34 all out and helping Essex to a win by 280 runs in a county championship match.

Masters had undoubtedly the best year of his career in 2011. He finished as the leading wicket taker in domestic cricket with 93 victims.

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2269 news items

BBC News

BBC News
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:14:38 -0700

Ripley told BBC Radio Northampton: "They've also got (David) Masters back from injury for this game so they look very strong. "We didn't measure ourselves well enough against them which is disappointing. We're better than we showed in this match and ...

Essex Chronicle

Essex Chronicle
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:00:28 -0700

David Masters and Jamie Porter had left Northamptonshire 6-4 at lunch after Essex declared on 441-8, and it took the hosts just seven balls to strike once again after the break, as Josh Cobb turned Masters straight to leg gully. Rossington, though, had ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:52:30 -0700

Varun Chopra struck a century and Ian Bell reminded the England selectors of his qualities as Warwickshire extinguished any hope champions Yorkshire had of pushing for an unlikely victory at Edgbaston, on a day when rain, hail and even snow caused ...
 
ECB.co.uk
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:05:23 -0700

Bopara did not take the field when Essex bowled as a precaution after a knock to the knee when batting but his side did not seem to miss the former England man as they ripped through the Northamptonshire line-up. David Masters and Porter - who now has ...

The News Journal

The News Journal
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 19:03:45 -0700

The Nationals continued to do their damage with two outs in the top of the fourth as David Masters reached on a single and scored on a triple by Narciso Mesa. Mesa would score on another error to make the lead 4-1. Lovvorn finished the night with five ...
 
Federal Baseball
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Keller then led off the seventh inning with a single, moved to second on a groundout, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on David Masters' high chopper to the mound. With two outs, Stevenson tripled into the left-centerfield gap and then scored on ...
 
The News Journal
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:48:45 -0700

The Nationals added two more runs in the seventh as David Masters plated Keller on a ground out and Andrew Stevenson tripled and scored on a wild pitch. VanVossen, who pitched three innings and struck out one batter, earned the win by retiring the ...

ESPNcricinfo.com

ESPNcricinfo.com
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:48:45 -0700

Essex made one change to the team that drew at Hove last week, with David Masters making his first appearance of the season in place of Matt Dixon. Northants, without the services of Steven Crook, Rob Keogh, Rob Newton and Olly Stone through injury, ...
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