Liam Banks
First Class Career Stats
17 Matches
56 Runs
25.44 Bowling average
1 5wkt innings
1 10wkt match
3.64 Economy rate

A punt that paid off

Seam-bowler Ryan admits his surprise rise into Warwickshire's first-team last year was "pretty unbelievable."

In March 2013, he played one first-class game for his native Victoria but after that, troubled by foot injuries, the call never came again. Released by Victoria, last year he decided to take a punt and try his luck in England. He signed for Berkswell in the Birmingham League - and bowled so well that by midsummer he was making his Warwickshire debut in a championship win over Middlesex at Lord's.

Having bowled consistently well from that point on, 'Sid' earned himself a contract for 2018 and could play a major role for the Bears this season as a bowler whose skills suit English conditions.