Q&A with Essex bowler Jamie Porter

Jamie Porter made his first-class debut for Essex against Kent in September 2014, and has established himself as a seamer with great potential.

In 2015, he took six wickets against the touring Australians, bowling opener David Warner for just four runs in the second innings.

The 23-year-old paceman is currently preparing for the new campaign with his home county, having helped them gain promotion to Division One last season.

Here, he gives us some quick-fire answers on to our questions about his team-mates and more…


Biggest joker? Tom Westley

Hard man? Me

Hardest worker in training? Alastair Cook

In a biggest six hitting competition, who wins? Ashar Zaidi

Best fielder? Callum Taylor

Worst fielder? Matt Dixon

Prankster? Anthony McGrath

Biggest moaner? Callum Taylor

Most intelligent? Ryan Ten Doeschate

Least intelligent? Me

Who thinks they are better than they actually are? Matt Dixon



Best moment in cricket? Getting my Essex cap.

Worst moment in cricket? Against Leicestershire in a county game last year coming back from injury. I ran in four times and couldn’t let go of the ball. The fifth time, I lost my run up but bowled it anyway. And the sixth time I got a wicket! It was a bit embarrassing…

Toughest opponent you’ve bowled to? Kumar Sangakarra

One batsman you would like to bowl to? Sachin Tendulkar – let’s see what the fuss is all about.

Score a century or take a 10 wicket haul? 10-wicket haul

Win the Ashes or World Cup? Ashes

And the best thing about being a pro cricketer is…? Having October off!