Squad Number - 83
Player Sponsor - Houghton Garage
Born - 15th March 1993, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Joined - Leicestershire 2013
Role - Right-hand batsman, right-arm medium-fast bowler
Family - Father John played rugby for Leicester Tigers and coached the Tigers and England
Teams Represented - County age groups from u12, Leicestershire Second XI, England u17
Honours - England under 17s
Highlight of Career - Taking 4-46 on debut versus Loughborough University and making my List A debut, touring India with England under 17s
Players Admired - Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Paul Nixon
Relaxations - Going out with friends, eating out
Talented all-round cricketer Tom Wells is another player who graduated from Leicestershire’s flourishing Academy set-up.
The 24-year-old has shown he can bat in various positions and situations and also offers useful medium-fast seamers while being a safe pair of hands in the field.
Wells displayed quality and maturity in a first-class game against Sri Lanka in 2016 and has demonstrated his clean striking in the T20 Blast, including a brilliant 64 not out off 28 balls at Derbyshire in 2015.
Wells played in all three competitions in 2014 and also made important contributions as the Second XI won the treble.
The all-rounder was rewarded for consistent Second XI performances in 2013 by gaining First XI selection. He scored 88 runs off just 43 balls in three unbeaten YB40 innings. The all-rounder then made a fantastic 82 against Hampshire in the County Championship on the final day of the season.
Wells played every white ball fixture for the Foxes in 2017. Against Warwickshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup, Wells made career-bests with both bat and ball.
He scored 67 from 44 balls with the bat and then took 3 for 44 with the ball, including the key wickets of century maker Sam Hain, ex-England international Ian Bell and Tim Ambrose who had scored 83.
In 2017 Wells was also awarded the Roger Goadby Fielder of The Year Award, leading the way with 12 catches in the T20 Blast.
Wells’ father John played and coached at Leicester Tigers and England, so he comes from a huge sporting background.
A link to Tom Wells' career record at Leicestershire is available HERE