Stephen Moore (cricketer)

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Stephen Moore
Personal information
Full name
Stephen Colin Moore
Born (1980-11-04) 4 November 1980 (age 43)
Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Nickname Mandy
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
2003–2009 Worcestershire
2010–2013 Lancashire
2014 Derbyshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 155 141 99
Runs scored 9,390 3,774 2,340
Batting average 36.25 30.68 28.53
100s/50s 18/45 5/25 0/16
Top score 246 118 83*
Balls bowled 342 41
Wickets 5 1
Bowling average 64.20 53.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/13 1/1
Catches/stumpings 78/– 38/– 28/–
Source: CricketArchive, 4 March 2014

Stephen Colin Moore (born 11 November 1980) is a retired English cricketer. Moore is a right-handed opening batsman (and part-time right-arm medium pace bowler) who played first-class cricket most recently for Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 2014. He previously played for Worcestershire from 2003 until 2009 and Lancashire County Cricket Club from 2009 until 2013. Educated at St Stithians College in Johannesburg and at Exeter University, from which he graduated MEng, Moore is also a keen saxophonist.


His highest score is 246, scored against Derbyshire in May 2005.[1]

In 2008 he was the first player to reach 1,000 runs for the season, during the course of an innings of 139 against Gloucestershire. He finished the season as the highest scorer in first-class cricket with 1451 runs. When the Australians toured in 2009, one of their warm-up matches ahead of the Ashes was against the England Lions. Moore was selected in the team and against a bowling attack composed of Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, and Stuart Clark he registered an innings of 120.[2]


At the end of 2009 season Moore left Worcestershire, invoking a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave following the club’s relegation from the first division of the County Championship. He was one of four players to leave the club. Soon after, Moores signed a two-year contract with Lancashire.[3] Shortly after signing for Lancashire Moore was included in England’s newly formed Performance Programme squad. The squad consisted of players on the fringes of international selection on standby to step into the full England squad in the event of an injury.[4] In the event, Moore was not called up to the England squad.

In his first one-day game for Lancashire Moore scored 118 against Surrey in the CB40. Although Lancashire lost the match, Moore’s innings was a personal best, eclipsing his previous highest score in the format of 105.[5][6] It was his first one-day century since 2006.[7] Moore followed up this success with a second century, this time against his old club. His innings of 105 not out in May guided Lancashire to a nine-wicket win over Worcestershire.[8] His 2010 season came to a premature end in late July when he dislocated his shoulder while fielding in Lancashire’s Twenty20 quarter-final. Surgery on the shoulder was required.[9] While he experienced success in the one-day game up to that point in the season, averaging nearly 50 from seven matches,[10] Moore’s performance in the County Championship was below par, scoring 426 runs from nine matches with two half-centuries and a highest score of 61.[11]

The opening fixture of the 2011 season was the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) against county champions Nottinghamshire in Abu Dhabi in March. Moore was one of two Lancashire players to be selected for the MCC, and it marked Moore’s return to competitive cricket since his shoulder injury the previous year.[12] Moore scored his first County Championship for Lancashire in the penultimate round of the 2011 competition. His innings of 169 not out helped Lancashire to a 222-run win over Hampshire.[13] In the final match of the season Lancashire won the County Championship and afterwards Moore was awarded his county cap.[14] He scored 1,013 runs in the County Championship at an average of 40.52, including 71 in Lancashire’s run-chase to win their final match. After averaging 34.80 in Lancashire’s 17 T20 matches in 2011, Moore had attracted interest from several Indian Premier League teams. Initially set to be part of the player auction for the fifth edition of the competition, he chose to withdraw as it clashed with eight of Lancashire’s County Championship games in the 2012 English cricket season and instead chose to concentrate on playing for Lancashire.[15]

During an innings of 77 from 66 balls in Lancashire’s loss to the Netherlands in the 2012 CB40, Moore reached 3,000 runs in List A cricket.[16]

At the end of 2013, Moore was released by Lancashire.[17]


Moore signed a two-year deal with Derbyshire prior to the 2014 season,[18] but announced his retirement with immediate effect in June 2014.[19]


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  3. ^ Lancashire secure Moore signing, BBC Sport, 8 October 2009, retrieved 10 September 2011
  4. ^ Goulding, Justin (13 October 2009), I’ve got it in me – Moore, European Central Bank, archived from the original on 25 March 2012, retrieved 10 September 2011
  5. ^ a20539 Surrey v Lancashire: Clydesdale Bank 40 2010 (Group A), Cricket Archive, retrieved 11 September 2011
  6. ^ Hamilton-Brown inspires Surrey victory, Cricinfo, 25 April 2011, retrieved 11 September 2011
  7. ^ ListA batting and fielding in each season by Stephen Moore, Cricket Archive, retrieved 11 September 2011
  8. ^ Moore punishes former team-mates, Cricinfo, 16 May 2010, retrieved 11 September 2011
  9. ^ Lancashire batsman Stephen Moore ruled out for season, BBC Sport, 30 July 2010, retrieved 30 July 2010
  10. ^ ListA batting and fielding in each season by Stephen Moore, Cricket Archive, retrieved 11 September 2011
  11. ^ First-class batting and fielding in each season by Stephen Moore, Cricket Archive, retrieved 11 September 2011
  12. ^ Ostick, Chris (15 March 2011), “Gary Keedy and Stephen Moore lined up for MCC game”, Manchester Evening News, retrieved 11 September 2011
  13. ^ Kerrigan takes nine as Lancs leave it late to beat Hants, BBC Sport, 10 September 2011, retrieved 10 September 2011
  14. ^ Wilson, Andy (18 October 2011), Modest Chapple is Lancashire’s player of the year, The Cricketer, retrieved 7 November 2011
  15. ^ Lancashire’s Stephen Moore withdraws from IPL auction, BBC Sport, 14 December 2011, retrieved 15 December 2011
  16. ^ a21983 Netherlands v Lancashire: Clydesdale Bank 40 2012 (Group A), Cricket Archive, retrieved 28 May 2012
  17. ^ “Lancashire: Stephen Moore allowed to leave promoted county”. BBC Sport. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  18. ^ “Stephen Moore: Derbyshire sign former Lancashire opener”. BBC Sport. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  19. ^ “Derbyshire County Cricket Club: Stephen Moore one of three departures at county”. Derby Telegraph. 28 June 2014. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.

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