Name - Scott Steel
Squad Number - TBA
Born - Durham, April 20, 1999
Joined - 2020
Role - Right-hand bat, right-arm offbreak bowler
Teams Represented – Durham CCC, Durham 2nd XI
Scott Steel joined the Running Foxes ahead of the 2021 campaign from his native Durham CCC.
He made his first-class debut for Durham at the Home of Cricket against Middlesex in 2019, and went on to make one further appearance in first-class cricket, taking his first-class tally upto 48 runs with a career-best of 39.
The all-rounder made his white-ball debut in 2019 too, batting at the top of the order in both List A and T20 competitions.
His List A debut saw him post a superb 68 in the home victory against Northamptonshire Steelbacks after Durham lost two early wickets of Graham Clark and Alex Lees. Steel was part of the 119-run third wicket stand in this fixture.
He has gone on to make a total of eight appearances in List A cricket – all coming in 2019 – posting a total of 227 runs with a career-high of 68, averaging an impressive 34.42 with the bat.
His T20 stats are most impressive, though, as Leicestershire are all too aware of following his appearance against them in the 2019 edition of the Vitality Blast.
Steel posted 70 from 30 balls, alongside D’Arcy Short’s 77 from 36 balls to lead Durham to a comprehensive victory over the Foxes at Chester-le-Street in 2019.
He went on to post a total of 369 runs in the 2019 Vitality Blast competition, finishing as Durham’s third highest run-scorer for the campaign.
He has posted a total of 409 runs in T20 cricket, with a career-high of 70, averaging a useful 24.05 at a strike rate of 134.
Steel has also been a significant part of the bowling attack in the shortest format, claiming a total of 11 wickets, for an average of 24.90, and boasting an economy rate of 6.85.