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Squad Number - 7
Player Sponsor - Houghton Garage
Born - 15th March 1993, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Joined - Academy graduate, joined Leicestershire full staff for 2013 season
Role - Right hand batsman, right arm fast medium bowler
Family - Father John played rugby for Leicester Tigers and coached the team and England
Teams Represented - County age groups from u12, Leicestershire 2nd XI, England u17
Honours - England u17
Highlight of Career - Taking 4-46 on debut versus Loughborough University and making my List A debut, touring India with England u17
Players Admired - Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Paul Nixon
Relaxations - Going out with friends, eating out
Tom Wells is a highly promising all-rounder who came through Leicestershire’s Academy. He demonstrated his big hitting in the First XI in 2014, particularly in the NatWest T20 Blast. He formed a good partnership with Scott Styris in the first game of the season against Derbyshire and also shone in a memorable win at Durham.
Wells played in all three competitions last season and also made important contributions as the Second XI won the treble.
That built on an encouraging 2013 season, where Wells continued his development in 2013 by scoring Second XI hundreds at Durham in the Championship and against Lancashire and Worcestershire in the Trophy. Wells was rewarded by being picked in all three First XI tournaments and made a big impression.
Wells scored 88 runs off just 43 balls in three YB40 innings - and he wasn't dismissed during that time. The all-rounder then made a fantastic 82 against Hampshire in the LV=CC on the final day of the season.
The all-rounder produced superb innings for the Seconds in 2012 during games against Worcestershire (Trophy) and MCC Universities (Championship). Wells also chipped in with the ball and was selected for the Championship Final against Kent, which the team narrowly lost.
Wells is a multi-talented cricketer given he also bowls lively seamers. His father John played and coached at Leicester Tigers and England, so Wells has a huge sporting background.
Wells' career record at Leicestershire:
Tom Wells 2014 (34.55 kB)