Safest hand in the game

Amby is one of the best wicketkeeper/batsmen in English cricket.

Behind the stumps he simply makes very, very few mistakes while his experience and intelligence makes him a batsman of high value, able to pace a knock perfectly.

Australia-born, Amby cut his teeth in English cricket at Sussex before joining the Bears in 2006 and going on to play 11 Tests, five ODIs and one T20I for England.

His quality as a cricketer is underpinned by real bottle. Tim, who is also a gifted guitarist, was a key figure in Birmingham's 2014 NatWestT20Blast-winning side - despite breaking his finger in the semi-final against Surrey! He continued to keep wicket in the semi and went on to play in possibly the greatest T20 Final at Edgbaston as the Bears saw off Lancashire in a last-ball classic.

It takes more than a fractured finger to keep Tim Ambrose down!

Tim has been awarded a Benefit Year for 2016 in recognition of his now 11 year service to Warwickshire CCC and the Birmingham Bears. To find out more about Tim's benefit or to get involved in some of his incredible events please click here. 


Role: Wicketkeeper/batsman

Birmingham Bears squad number: 11


Sports team beyond cricket: Spurs

Holiday destination: Australia

Cricket hero: Steve Waugh

Quote: "Love cricket, live life"