24 Facts About Andrew Caddick


Andrew Richard Caddick was born on 21 November 1968 and is a former cricketer who played for England as a fast bowler in Tests and ODIs.


Andrew Caddick spent his entire English domestic first-class cricket career at Somerset County Cricket Club, and then played one Minor Counties match for Wiltshire in 2009.


Andrew Caddick was born in Christchurch, New Zealand to English parents, and educated at Papanui High School.


Andrew Caddick appeared three times for New Zealand Young Cricketers, all of his appearances coming in February 1988.


Andrew Caddick played a handful of games for Middlesex Second XI in late 1988 and early 1989, taking 17 wickets in four matches for them at 26.71.


Andrew Caddick was restricted to playing in the Second XI Championship for the 1990 and 1991 seasons, as Jimmy Cook was the club's overseas player and Caddick had yet to serve his four years to qualify as an English player.


Andrew Caddick impressed the right people and was rewarded with his county cap, and a place in the England A squad touring Australia.

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Andrew Caddick shone on the tour, finishing with a first-class bowling average of 28.60, by far the best on the England team.


Andrew Caddick was initially hampered with a shoulder injury, and then with recurring shin issues that for a time threatened to finish his career completely.


Andrew Caddick claimed a five-fer in each innings against Warwickshire to take his first of three 10 wicket hauls for the season, the next coming only two matches later against Worcestershire.


Andrew Caddick finished off his season with 10 wickets against Sussex, claiming a five-fer in each innings.


That Christmas, Andrew Caddick underwent surgery on his back to correct pain he had felt during the final games of the season, and he rejoined training with Somerset in February 2008.


In early August 2009, Andrew Caddick announced that he would be retiring from first-class cricket at the end of the season.


Andrew Caddick had no such excitement in the second ODI, as he was not required to bat, and failed to take any wickets on a batting track at Edgbaston.


Andrew Caddick found it difficult to penetrate the Australians batting line up through the Test series and, in a tough series for England, he flourished only through one session at Trent Bridge.


Andrew Caddick was eventually dropped for the fifth and sixth Ashes Tests.


Andrew Caddick was not to be out of the England side for long, as he was named in the squad to tour the West Indies.


Andrew Caddick did however finish the series as England's leading Test wicket taker, with 18 wickets to his name.


Andrew Caddick thus travelled to his native New Zealand with a point to prove.


Andrew Caddick again failed to shine during the warm up matches, and was left out again for the first Test.


Andrew Caddick retained his place for the third Test and the majority of the One Day International series, and along with Darren Gough was one of the stand out bowlers of the tour.


Andrew Caddick took 24 wickets in five tests in the 1997 Ashes series.


Andrew Caddick took his first Test match ten-wicket haul in the Test at Sydney in 2003.


Andrew Caddick is a qualified pilot, and works in aviation sales for a Devon based company.