Simon Base

Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Simon Base joined Glamorgan in 1986 having been recommended to the Welsh county by Geoff Holmes, who had played alongside him in club cricket in Cape Town.

The right-arm swing bowler had first played for Western Province ‘B’ in 1981, and made his Championship debut in April 1986 against Gloucestershire at Bristol. The following year, Simon took 5/67 against Surrey at The Oval, but never held a regular place in the Welsh county`s line-up.

In 1988 Simon joined Derbyshire, although the East Midlands county were fined £2,000 for making what emerged to be an illegal approach, with Simon suspended from first-class cricket for ten weeks for a supposed breach of contract.

However, Simon soon won a regular place in the Derbyshire line-up and after some useful performances for his new side, he toured Holland with the England `A` team in 1989. The same summer he took 7/60 against Yorkshire at Chesterfield and Simon was awarded his county cap.

He continued to play for Derbyshire until 1996, before taking up a coaching appointment with the club. However injuries saw Simon briefly re-appear in first-class cricket in 1999.

BASE, Simon John

Born – Maidstone, 2nd January 1960

Career-best performances for Glamorgan:

In first-class cricket – 38 v Gloucestershire at Swansea, 1987; 5/67 v Surrey at The Oval, 1987.

In List A cricket – 19 v Kent at Swansea, 1987; 3/31 v Somerset at Taunton, 1986.

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Simon Base’s batting and fielding record for Glamorgan.
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Simon Base’s bowling record for Glamorgan.