Jamie Porter has made an incredible impression since breaking into the side at the end of the 2014 season. He made the step up from the Second XI after a number of impressive performances. This included 8/48 against Sussex, with match figures of 11/92.

Since making his debut against Kent in 2014, he has been an almost permanent fixture in the side.

Porter’s progress was rewarded with a nomination as the LV= Insurance Breakthrough Player for 2015, when he took 50 First Class wickets. Scooping 50 wickets again in the 2016 season, to help Essex to the Division Two title, and took an extraordinary 75 Division One scalps to help the Club to a County Championship title, in 2017.

International recognition followed with a call up to the England Lions Squad in June 2017. Following this he was named as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year and called up to the England Test Squad to face India in July 2018; but was not selected in the XI for any of the matches.

Porter fell just short of 50 wickets in Essex’s 2019 success, finishing with 48, this included then-career best match figures of 9/73 against eventual title-rivals Somerset. He pipped this just on his return, from an injury-hit season in 2021, in 2022 taking now-career best match figures of 9/69 in the first match of the season at Lord’s, this included the rare sight of the first four batters all being dismissed for a duck.

Date of Birth: 25/05/93
Squad No: 44
Debut 2014
Capped 2015
Role in Team: Bowler
Batting: Right-Hand
Bowling: Right-Arm Medium
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