Tom Westley progressed to the first team squad from the Academy in 2006. A former England Under-19 player, he was still a student at Durham University when he recorded his maiden First Class century, scoring 132 at Derby in 2009 and three years later, recorded his highest score when taking 185 from the Glamorgan attack at Colchester.

He was named the DeVines Player of the Year in 2014, alongside the Player’s Player of the Year and the Batsman on the Year awards. He recorded centuries in each format, including his maiden 100 in Twenty20 cricket, when he smashed 105 against Kent at Colchester. He followed it up with 109 against Sussex at The E.C.G.

His fantastic year was rewarded with a call up to the England Performance programme trip over the winter to Sri Lanka and scored 100 for the Lions against South Africa in 2017.

Westley broke into the England Test side more than a decade after his Essex debut. A half-century on debut against South Africa at the Oval encouraged optimism that, but he unfortunately didn’t make the squad for the Ashes trip in 2017/18. Runs for Essex in 2018 will surely lead to a recall at the top of the order, and Westley will hope he can solve England’s problems.

Date of Birth: 13/03/89
Squad No: 21
Debut 2007
Capped 2013
Role in Team: Batsman
Batting: Right-Hand
Bowling: Right-Arm Off-Spin
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