Gavin Griffiths

Gavin Griffiths 2021

Name - Gavin Griffiths

Squad Number - 93

Born - Ormskirk, Lancashire, November 19, 1993

Joined - 2016

Role - Right-hand batsman, right-arm fast-medium bowler

Teams Represented - Lancashire, Hampshire, England under 19s

Former Lancashire-paceman Gavin Griffiths joined Leicestershire CCC ahead of the 2017 season.

Griffiths enjoyed a successful loan spell at Hampshire in 2016, his spell on the south coast including a performance where he took 3 for 33 in a T20 Blast game against Sussex Sharks at Hove.

Griffiths previously caught the eye against Hampshire after being handed his Lancashire Lightning T20 debut on Finals Day in 2015.

Despite the pressurised nature of the situation, Griffiths bowled a maiden with his first six balls in the shortest form of the game to help Lightning qualify for the showpiece game.

The Ormskirk-born seamer went on to play for Lightning in the Final as they defeated Northamptonshire Steelbacks in a thrilling contest.

In all white ball cricket, Griffiths boasts impressive figures taking 68 wickets in 69 appearances.

Griffiths previously gained national recognition with England’s under 17 and under 19 sides, including a tour to South Africa in early 2013 with the latter, after coming through the age-groups and Academy at Emirates Old Trafford.

Griffiths had an excellent white ball season in 2017 for Leicestershire and was the joint leading wicket-taker for the Foxes in the Royal London One-Day Cup competition. He made his first-class debut for the Foxes against Loughborough MCCU and Griffiths went on to play five Specsavers County Championship games in 2017.

The 2018 season saw Griffiths become an integral part of the Foxes bowling team in the Specsavers County Championship with an average of 24.50.

Griffiths' 2018 white ball campiagn was also productive as he finished with economy rates of 6.96 in the Royal London One-Day Cup, and 8.14 in the Vitality Blast - as well as collecting key wickets.

Gavin's importance within all formats grew throuhgout the 2019 season, and during the 2020 T20 campaign, he went on to claim his career-best figures 4/35 in the defeat against Derbyshire Falcons at the Uptonsteel County Ground.

A link to Gavin Griffiths' career record for Leicestershire is available HERE

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