Shane Shillingford2020-02-24T11:45:22+00:00

Shane Shillingford

Date of Birth 22/02/1983
Age 37
NationalityWest Indian
Player Status Available
Playing Role All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style Right-arm Off Spin
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams West Indies, Windward Islands, St Lucia Zouks, Dominica

Shane Shillingford is a tall off-spinning all-rounder who has lorded West Indies domestic cricket for the past two decades. Since his first-class debut during the 2000/01 season, he has played over 250 matches and is on the verge of 750 domestic wickets. He has 44 five-wicket bags, 11 ten-wicket match hauls, best figures of 8-33 en route to his match haul of 14-110 against Barbados (March 2012), and averages a tick over 23.50, across the three formats.

Following years of toil, to include first-class season tallies of 31 wickets at 20.64 (2007/08), 56 wickets at 19.05 (2008/09), and 28 wickets at 26.42 (2009/10), he finally earned his maiden Test call-up in June 2010 against the touring South Africans. He made a huge impression, taking big scalps in the form of Petersen, Smith, Kallis, and Amla.

Shillingford continued to shine on the following tour to Sri Lanka, but his action was later deemed illegal. He underwent remedial work and worked his way back into the side for the Bangladesh tour in 2011. His first six Tests fetched him 18 wickets, but he took it up a few notches when he returned to the Test side in 2012, taking his first five-for and ten-wicket match haul, against Australia, dismissing Clarke and Hussey in both innings, alongside Ponting, Watson, Warner, and Wade.

He was the highest wicket-taker for West Indies on the tour to India, with 11 wickets in two Tests, but was reported once again for a suspect action during the second Test in Mumbai. He was suspended from bowling in international cricket for the second time in his career in December 2013, during West Indies' tour of New Zealand, with the ICC stating that the degree of elbow flex in his standard off-break and doosra deliveries exceeded the permitted 15 degrees.

Shillingford underwent remedial work on his action and was cleared for an international return in March 2014. However, with his doosra still deemed illegal, he struggled in the first series after his return, taking five wickets in two Tests against New Zealand. This proved to be his last in Windies colours, ending his international career with 70 wickets at 34.55 in 16 Tests.

Nevertheless, Shillingford has continued to churn wickets at domestic level for the Windward Islands – 36 wickets at 26.25 (2014/15), 34 wickets at 25.58 (2015/16), 39 wickets at 24.30 (2016/17), 38 wickets at 25.02 (2017/18), 17 wickets at 15. 35 (2018/19), and 14 wickets at 29.07 (2019/20) lay testament to that.

In January 2019, Shillingford was suspended from bowling in domestic cricket, following match figures of 5-115 against Guyana and his 12-wicket match haul against Trinidad and Tobago. It was the third time Shillingford’s action has come under scrutiny. However, following further remedial work, he returned to domestic cricket earlier this summer (November 2019), where he has continued to impress.

Despite the issues with his action, Shillingford has enjoyed a fruitful career with the ball. He's also proved to be quite handy with the bat too, with a Test fifty and 9 further half-centuries in first-class cricket. At 36, he is now in the latter stages of his professional career, therefore, he is eager to experience more cricket abroad in 2020 (and beyond). For this summer, the former Windies tweaker is keen to embark on what will be his maiden UK league stint and clearly, given his quality and full season availability, he will be a sought after commodity.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

Date of Birth 22/02/1983
Age 37
NationalityWest Indian
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleAll-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Available
Bowling Style Right-arm Off Spin
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams West Indies, Windward Islands, St Lucia Zouks, Dominica

Shane Shillingford is a tall off-spinning all-rounder who has lorded West Indies domestic cricket for the past two decades. Since his first-class debut during the 2000/01 season, he has played over 250 matches and is on the verge of 750 domestic wickets. He has 44 five-wicket bags, 11 ten-wicket match hauls, best figures of 8-33 en route to his match haul of 14-110 against Barbados (March 2012), and averages a tick over 23.50, across the three formats.

Following years of toil, to include first-class season tallies of 31 wickets at 20.64 (2007/08), 56 wickets at 19.05 (2008/09), and 28 wickets at 26.42 (2009/10), he finally earned his maiden Test call-up in June 2010 against the touring South Africans. He made a huge impression, taking big scalps in the form of Petersen, Smith, Kallis, and Amla.

Shillingford continued to shine on the following tour to Sri Lanka, but his action was later deemed illegal. He underwent remedial work and worked his way back into the side for the Bangladesh tour in 2011. His first six Tests fetched him 18 wickets, but he took it up a few notches when he returned to the Test side in 2012, taking his first five-for and ten-wicket match haul, against Australia, dismissing Clarke and Hussey in both innings, alongside Ponting, Watson, Warner, and Wade.

He was the highest wicket-taker for West Indies on the tour to India, with 11 wickets in two Tests, but was reported once again for a suspect action during the second Test in Mumbai. He was suspended from bowling in international cricket for the second time in his career in December 2013, during West Indies' tour of New Zealand, with the ICC stating that the degree of elbow flex in his standard off-break and doosra deliveries exceeded the permitted 15 degrees.

Shillingford underwent remedial work on his action and was cleared for an international return in March 2014. However, with his doosra still deemed illegal, he struggled in the first series after his return, taking five wickets in two Tests against New Zealand. This proved to be his last in Windies colours, ending his international career with 70 wickets at 34.55 in 16 Tests.

Nevertheless, Shillingford has continued to churn wickets at domestic level for the Windward Islands – 36 wickets at 26.25 (2014/15), 34 wickets at 25.58 (2015/16), 39 wickets at 24.30 (2016/17), 38 wickets at 25.02 (2017/18), 17 wickets at 15. 35 (2018/19), and 14 wickets at 29.07 (2019/20) lay testament to that.

In January 2019, Shillingford was suspended from bowling in domestic cricket, following match figures of 5-115 against Guyana and his 12-wicket match haul against Trinidad and Tobago. It was the third time Shillingford’s action has come under scrutiny. However, following further remedial work, he returned to domestic cricket earlier this summer (November 2019), where he has continued to impress.

Despite the issues with his action, Shillingford has enjoyed a fruitful career with the ball. He's also proved to be quite handy with the bat too, with a Test fifty and 9 further half-centuries in first-class cricket. At 36, he is now in the latter stages of his professional career, therefore, he is eager to experience more cricket abroad in 2020 (and beyond). For this summer, the former Windies tweaker is keen to embark on what will be his maiden UK league stint and clearly, given his quality and full season availability, he will be a sought after commodity.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.