David Wainwright (Yorkshire cricketer)

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David Wainwright
Personal information
Full name David John Wainwright
Born (1985-03-21) 21 March 1985 (age 37)
Pontefract, England
Nickname Wainers
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting style Left-hand
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004–2011 Yorkshire (squad no. 29)
2012–present Derbyshire
First-class debut 10 September 2004 Yorkshire v Somerset
Last First-class 22 April 2012 Derbyshire v Leicestershire
List A debut 31 July 2005 Yorkshire v Kent
Last List A 22 May 2011 Yorkshire v Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 40 51 26
Runs scored 1,215 153 23
Batting average 31.97 15.30 7.66
100s/50s 2/4 –/– –/–
Top score 104* 26 6*
Balls bowled 6154 1887 455
Wickets 94 43 21
Bowling average 35.09 35.67 26.23
5 wickets in innings 3
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/33 3/26 3/6
Catches/stumpings 16/– 16/– 9/–
Source: [1], 29 April 2012

David John Wainwright (born 21 March 1985, Pontefract, Yorkshire, England) is an English first-class cricketer, who played for Yorkshire from 2004 to 2011[1] and Derbyshire from 2012 to 2015. He is a left arm orthodox spin bowler, who has also played for British Universities and Loughborough UCCE.

Life and career

He was educated at Hemsworth High School and Loughborough University, and is now a full-time cricketer. He started playing cricket at Castleford Cricket Club.

Standing 5 ft 9 he flights the ball well and, up to the middle of the 2011 season, had taken 77 wickets (for an average of 35.61 runs) in 33 first class matches. A left-handed bat, 'Wainers' had then scored 1,010 runs, with a best of 104 not out, averaging 34.82.[2]

He appeared for England as a substitute fielder, during the second Test match against the West Indies, at Headingley in 2007.

In July 2009, Wainwright joined then fellow Yorkshire cricketer, Matthew Hoggard, by signing up with a new sponsor, Woodworm.

In February 2010, Wainwright played for England Lions versus Pakistan A in Dubai. He took three wickets for 26 in the match.

In September 2011, Yorkshire CCC announced that Wainwright had exercised the clause in his contract where he can request to be released, if he is not playing regular first team cricket.[3] In 2012, Wainwright moved to Derbyshire and took a first-class, career best return of 6 for 33, on his debut for them against Northamptonshire. He was released mfrom his Derbyshire contract in August 2015.[4]


  1. Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 380. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "David Wainwright". Espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 10 July 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Yorkshire Secure Young Talent". Yorkshireccc.com. Retrieved 21 September 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Eklid, Mark (26 August 2015). "Derbyshire CCC: David Wainwright ends his stay with county club". Derby Telegraph. Retrieved 17 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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