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Popular cricket player of England: Derek Pringle

by on November 9, 2012
in England, Profiles

Popular English cricket bowler Derek Pringle

Derek Pringle was a former Test and One Day International cricketer of the English cricket team. This great cricketer played for Essex from 1978-1993 and was a constituent of the most successful sides through the late 1980s and early 1990s. What made him more prominent in English cricket team was his absolutely fantastic 6’4 height which worked like magic in his medium paced bowling. 

During the period that Pringle played for Essex, the team won the County Championship six times. He was then taken into the English team while in 1982, he was under the honor of captaincy. Pringle then played 20 Tests up till 1991 and scored 695 runs while bagging a good number of 70 wickets. He has taken 44 wickets in 44 matches at the economy rate of 4.22. His best figure in ODI is 4/42. 

He was also part of the two major World Cup events including the 1992 World Cup’s final English team. He also played 30 test matches where he took 70 wickets at an average of 35.97 and economy rate of 2.85. In test cricket, Pringle took three 5 wickets haul and two four wickets hauls. Overall, Pringle proved to be a great bowler for England. His best test figure came with 7/120 figures which also tell how Pringle was a more success in test cricket. 

Post retirement, Pringle was appointed as a cricket correspondent by The Independent and subsequently by the Daily Telegraph. Since he had an aesthetic instinct for media and fashion, he also appeared as an extra in ‘Chariots of Fire’: a film. Pringle had a diverse range of interests such as writing, photography, archaeology etc. In fact, it is believed that the time when he had to withdraw from a Test match on a back injury was while he was writing a letter. This is not widely considered to be the truth but nonetheless has served to be a rumor at the time. 

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