Player Profile

Reece James William Topley
England
Born February 21, 1994 ( 26 Yrs )
Birth Place Ipswich, Suffolk
Height 6 ft 7 in
Known As
Player Role Bowler
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Left-arm fast-medium

Career Information - Teams

England, Essex, England Lions, Hampshire, Sussex, Team Moeen, Team Vince, Surrey


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

A tall, lanky left-arm pacer who has spent more time off the field than on it, Reece Topley grabbed the headlines at a very young age with his immaculate bowling. He has played for England in One-Day and Twenty20 cricket, but injuries have not allowed him to keep going for a long period of time.

Topley, at 6ft 7in, started his career with Essex like his father - Donald Topley. He picked up 14 wickets in his first three four-day games, including five wicket hauls against Middlesex and Kent. The youngster was then picked for the 2012 Under 19 World Cup in Australia and he returned as the highest wicket-taker - 19 wickets at an average of around 9.

The growing nature of his career earned him a place in the England Lions squad for the tour of Australia and when he picked 80 wickets across all formats for Essex in the 2013 season, Topley was included in England's Performance Programme, but the first injury struck during this time and he missed the tour to Sri Lanka.

Once fully fit and back in rhythm, Topley was selected for the England ODI and T20 squad against Australia in 2015. He made his debut in Manchester and only in his second game with Pakistan, he picked up 3 for 26. In his first full series in South Africa, Topley ended with 10 wickets in five games, but that was the last of his England games.

During this time, Essex could not afford the injury-prone bowler and he too wanted more recognition which he was not getting at the county side. Both parted ways and he signed with Hampshire, who were a consistent side in the shorter formats of the game.

However, another mishap at the start of the 2016 season ruled him out of the year - a bone in his right hand was broken by a Boyd Rankin bouncer while playing against Warwickshire. The next year it was a back stress fracture which limited his appearances for Hampshire as he bowled only 112 overs across the three formats.

At 24, questions were being asked about his fragile body and whether he would continue playing. Topley, however, battled through them and was picked for the Lions squad for the tri-series involving India A and Windies A. He picked up 8 wickets in the series was on his way back to where he belonged, but another back problem curtailed his season.

In October 2018, Reece Topley left Hampshire after the club and the player agreed to part company.

By Akshay Maanay


Career

ODI debut vs Australia at Emirates Old Trafford, Sep 13, 2015
Last ODI vs Ireland at The Rose Bowl, Aug 01, 2020
T20 debut vs Australia at Sophia Gardens, Aug 31, 2015
Last T20 vs Gloucestershire at Edgbaston, Oct 04, 2020

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 11 5 4 7 6 7 40 17.5 0 0 0 0 0
T20 7 1 1 1 1 0 2 50 0 0 0 0 0
Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 11 11 517 441 17 50/4 50/4 5.12 25.94 30.41 0 0
T20 7 7 121 188 7 24/3 24/3 9.32 26.86 17.29 0 0
Test 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0