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Bats: Right Handed
Bowls: Left Arm Spin
Nickname: Pazza
Twitter: @SDParry86
Date Of Birth: 12/01/1986

Academy 2004, Scholarship 2007, Debut 2007




2 - Debut v West Indies (Antigua) 2014


IT20: 3 - Debut v West Indies (Barbados) 2014

Player Profile

Left-armer Stephen Parry is rated by many as one of the best white ball spinners in English cricket.

Parry enjoyed arguably his most productive summer in 2015, taking 25 wickets in the NatWest T20 Blast as Lancashire claimed their maiden title, although he also took a great deal of pleasure from breaking into the Championship team on a regular basis in 2017.

He was the joint leading wicket-taker in the 2015 Blast alongside Lightning team-mate James Faulkner, the Australian all-rounder.

He earned a recall to England’s limited overs squads for their late 2016 tour to the UAE to face Pakistan, although he was unfortunately left out of their squad for the subsequent World T20 in India.

Parry, who started 2016 with the Lions in the UAE, was unable to follow up his form during that summer, although he did captain Lancashire’s second XI to the one-day Trophy title.

Parry first played international white ball cricket for England against the West Indies in early 2014 under the guidance of his now Lancashire coach Ashley Giles, taking 3-32 on his ODI debut in Antigua. He was man-of-the-match. 

He earned a call up to play in the World T20 Bangladesh. 

He earned a call up to play in the World T20 Bangladesh. 

Since taking five wickets on his first-class debut against Durham University in April of 2007, the former Old Trafford Academy and Scholarship player has had his opportunities against the red ball limited. 

Ahead of 2017, the Manchester-born player, who first joined the Academy in 2004, had only played nine first-class matches across his career.

In 2017 alone, he played 14 matches - 13 in the Championship - and took 29 wickets with a best of 5-45 in the second innings of a win over defending champions Middlesex at Southport in June.

Parry even joked that wearing whites so often was giving him a rash! 

He would have played Championship cricket more but for injury when, in 2013, he was the club’s second spinner before missing the second half of the season with a broken arm suffered whilst batting in the nets.

Simon Kerrigan was selected for England, and there was Parry’s chance. Unfortunately, he was on the sidelines.

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There was still a career highlight before the injury, with him taking 5-17 against Surrey at Emirates Old Trafford in a one-day game. It was a career best haul and the second best ever by a Lancashire player.

Parry’s run of Championship cricket in 2017 came when new coach Glen Chapple preferred him to Kerrigan and Arron Lilley (Matt Parkinson was injured at the start of the year).

He also hit played a crucial role with the bat in a nail-biting 50-over win over Derbyshire at Blackpool when all seemed lost in a rain-shortened chase of 161 off 18 overs.

Lancashire were 135-7 after 15.5 overs when Parry came to the crease, and he finished with 22 off nine balls in a win secured with a ball to spare.

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