Andrew Caddick Biography
Andy Caddick is an English cricketer who was born on November 21, 1968 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He played for England for a decade as a successful bowler with his last international match in 2003.
Caddick was born in New Zealand to English parents. He played for the New Zealand U-19 team but his performances were not incredible. However, he was chosen to play for the 1988 McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup. He did not perform up to the requirement in this as well so he was let go.
Unimpressed by the lack of opportunities in New Zealand, he moved to England to try out his luck in the English domestic teams.
He played for the English national cricket team and Somerset County Cricket Club. Andy went on to make his first-class debut for Somerset against the West Indies in May 1991 after qualifying to play for England. He played for the club till 2009.
Caddick made his Test debut against Australia at Old Trafford on June 03, 1993 and ODI debut against Australia at Old Trafford, May 19, 1993.
Caddick’s entrance into the into the international scene had not been impressive in the first few matches but he started to build up eventually. In one of the games at Queen's Park Oval, he took 6/65 in the West Indies second innings.
Caddick suffered a shoulder injury in 1994/95 while playing for Somerset. He often had issues with his shin, that, at one point threatened to end his career as a cricketer. When he suffered a back injury in 2003, he decided to quit international cricket.
Caddick played his last test against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 02, 2003 and his last ODI against Australia at St George's Park on March 02, 2003.
He retired due to a back injury.