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'''Oliver John Douglas Pope''' (born 2 January 1998) is an English [[cricket]]er who plays for the [[England cricket team|English National Team]] and [[Surrey County Cricket Club]]. He is a right-handed [[Batting (cricket)|batsman]] who also sometimes plays as a [[wicket-keeper]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/887207.html |title=Player profile: Ollie Pope |publisher=ESPNcricinfo |accessdate=28 August 2016 }}</ref>
'''Oliver John Douglas Pope''' (born 2 January 1998) is an English [[cricket]]er who plays for the [[England cricket team|English National Team]] and [[Surrey County Cricket Club]]. He is a right-handed [[Batting (cricket)|batsman]] who sometimes plays as a [[wicket-keeper]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/887207.html |title=Player profile: Ollie Pope |publisher=ESPNcricinfo |accessdate=28 August 2016 }}</ref>
==Domestic Career==
==Domestic Career==

Latest revision as of 08:37, 27 March 2020

Ollie Pope
Personal information
Full nameOliver John Douglas Pope
Born (1998-01-02) 2 January 1998 (age 22)
Chelsea, London, England
NicknameOllieoaks, Popesy
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 687)9 August 2018 v India
Last Test24 January 2020 v South Africa
Domestic team information
2016–presentSurrey (squad no. 32)
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 7 36 28 36
Runs scored 430 2,690 751 736
Batting average 47.77 61.13 37.55 28.30
100s/50s 1/3 9/9 0/5 0/0
Top score 135* 251 93* 48
Catches/stumpings 12/0 48/0 8/0 15/0
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 January 2020

Oliver John Douglas Pope (born 2 January 1998) is an English cricketer who plays for the English National Team and Surrey County Cricket Club. He is a right-handed batsman who sometimes plays as a wicket-keeper.[1]

Domestic Career[edit]

He attended Cranleigh School (he is the great great great great grandson of the school's first headmaster, Joseph Merriman[2]) and played club cricket for both Guildford CC and Cranleigh CC. From a young age he was a member of the Surrey age group sides.

On 26 August 2016, Pope signed a two-year professional contract with Surrey.[3] Two days later, he made his List A debut for Surrey in the semi-final of the 2016 Royal London One-Day Cup against Yorkshire.[4]

He made his first-class debut on 28 March 2017 for Surrey against Oxford MCCU as part of the Marylebone Cricket Club University fixtures.[5] Pope scored his maiden List A half-century on 7 May 2017 against Sussex.[6] He made his Twenty20 debut for Surrey in the 2017 NatWest t20 Blast on 7 July 2017.[7] Pope scored his maiden First Class against Hampshire at the end of the 2017 season.

During the 2017/18 winter, he was selected for the ECB's overseas placement programme in Australia whereby he played for Campbelltown-Camden District Cricket Club in the NSW Premier Cricket.[8] Pope went on to score 994 runs, including 3 centuries, and even received a commendation in the New South Wales parliament for his on & off-field exploits from MP Chris Patterson, who is also the club's vice-president.[9] He then had a breakout year in 2018 where he averaged 70 in Surrey's County Championship-winning campaign and was awarded the PCA Young Player of the Year award.[10] Pope further supplemented this in the 2019 season, as he was the highest-scoring Surrey batsman in their first-class season with 812 runs at an average of 101 across only 9 innings.

International Career[edit]

In August 2018, he was added to England's squad for the second Test against India.[11] He made his Test debut at Lord's for England against India on 9 August 2018.[12] Later that season, Pope was selected for England's tour of Sri Lanka. [13] However, having played no part in England's first Test, he was released from the tour in order to join up with the England Lions for their game against Pakistan A in the UAE. [14]

During a strong 2019 season, Pope was called up as cover for Jason Roy before the 3rd Ashes Test at Headingley.[15] Although Roy was eventually passed fit to play, this saw him back in the International picture and a month later he was called up to the England Test squad to face New Zealand.[16] In the second Test at Hamilton, Pope made 75 runs in England's only innings.[17] Pope then toured South Africa but missed the first test through illness. He then top scored in the first innings of the second test with 61* and then followed this up with his maiden Test century for England in the third Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth.[18]


  1. ^ "Player profile: Ollie Pope". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ Richardson, Charles (24 January 2020). "How School Provided a Firm Foundation for Pope's Rise". Daily Telegraph.
  3. ^ "Ollie Pope signs two year deal". Surrey County Cricket Club. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Royal London One-Day Cup, 1st Semi-Final: Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds, 28 August 2016". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches, Oxford MCCU v Surrey at Oxford, Mar 28-30, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Chris Nash leads way as Sussex see off Surrey". ESPNCricinfo. ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  7. ^ "NatWest t20 Blast, South Group: Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford, Jul 7, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Pope given overseas placement in Sydney". Surrey County Cricket Club. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Ollie Pope: How the Vatican, snakes and laundry made England's new batsman". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Pope Wins PCA Young Player Of The Year - Kia Oval". www.kiaoval.com. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  11. ^ "England v India: Ollie Pope replaces Dawid Malan for second Test at Lord's". BBC Sport. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  12. ^ "2nd Test, India tour of Ireland and England at London, Aug 9-13 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  13. ^ James, Steve (21 September 2018). "England call up Rory Burns and Olly Stone and select Stuart Broad for Sri Lanka tour" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  14. ^ "Ollie Pope to leave England tour to join up with Lions and face Pakistan A". The Independent. 11 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Pope called up as cover for Ashes Test". Surrey CCC. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Bairstow dropped from England Test squad for New Zealand series". ICC Cricket. 23 September 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  17. ^ "England's Joe Root praises Ollie Pope's maturity after second Test stand". The Guardian. London, UK. 2 December 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  18. ^ "Ollie Pope scores maiden Test hundred as England dominate South Africa on day two". Sky Sports. Retrieved 17 January 2020.

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