|Full name Thomas James New|
2008 Derbyshire (Loan)
Nickname Newy, T
Name Tom New
|Batting style Left-handed|
Role Cricket Player
|Born 18 January 1985 (age 30) (1985-01-18) Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England|
2004–2011 Leicestershire (squad no. 18)
Thomas James New (born 18 January 1985 in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire) is an English cricketer. He played for Leicestershire from 2004 to 2011, spending the latter part of the 2008 season on loan to Derbyshire. New is a wicketkeeper/batsman who has represented his country at Under 19 level.
New began playing for Nottinghamshire at Under 11 level and represented the Midlands from Under 13 through to Under 15 level.
In 2000 he was the England captain for the Under 15 World Cup and took his side to the semi-finals before they were beaten by Pakistan. The promising wicket-keeper switched to Leicestershire and played for the county's Under 19s, Cricket Board and second XI.
He was part of England's squad for the 2004 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh and made his first-class debut in May 2004 when he played in a four-day tour match against New Zealand, taking three catches.
New has had his progress into the Leicestershire team blocked by Paul Nixon but having recently signed a new two-year contract with the club, seems to be set to replace the England keeper once he hangs up his gloves. New received the NBC Denis Compton Award for the most promising Leicestershire player in 2003 and 2004.
Despite being kept from the wicketkeeper spot when Nixon was playing, New was picked in the team as a specialist batsman during 2007 when not acting as wicketkeeper. He played in all 15 of Leicestershire's County Championship matches in 2007, scoring 832 runs at an average of 33.28 and including 8 half centuries. He also scored his maiden first class century in 2007, making 125 against Oxford UCCE.
In 2009, New was capped and captained the side in a Pro40 game against Warwickshire. He was released by Leicestershire at the end of the 2011 season.
Career Best Performances
as of 1 April 2013