We are excited to welcome one of England finest all rounders and 1992 World Cup finalist
With a side-on squint-cum-grimace, DeFreitas flings himself at the crease and throws both arms skywards and generated swing and movement. Around 1991, he was one of England’s most consistent seamers, combining away movement, inswing and legcutters. He would later add off-breaks to his repertoire. His early promise earned him a Test debut in Australia at the age of 20. As a batsman he can be destructive and turned games at The Oval in 1994 and Adelaide the following winter with some fluent hitting over the top.
In the field, his strong arm made him a natural cover sweeper. His long and prolific county career began at Leicestershire, blossomed at Lancashire, where he helped win several one-day trophies, before taking him to Derbyshire and finally back to Leicestershire. His career finished in 2005, where it had all started in 1985 – at Grace Road. A very valuable player coach to have for all our ICM academy players, his knowledge on all round cricket is admirable.
Teams: England International/ Derbyshire/ Lancashire & Leicestershire
Test matches: 44
Test wickets: 140
Test 50s batting: 4
ODI Matches: 103
ODI Wickets: 115
First class matches:372
First class wickets: 1248