Name: Ryan Sidebottom
Full Name: Ryan Nathan Sidebottom
When a series of stress fractures ended Ryan Sidebottom's hopes of pursuing a future Victoria, he feared his hopes of perusing a career as a professional cricketer were over. Sidebottom, one of five brothers from Tallygaroopna (a couple of hours north of Melbourne), made his first-class debut as a tall seamer with decent pace against a strong Hobart side towards the end of the 2013-14 season. He did well enough to earn another contract but struggled to adjust to the workload required of a professional seamer and suffered a succession of injuries to his feet and ankles that ruined his hopes of progression. It looked, for a while, as if that might prove to be the only first-class match of his career.
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast
Age: 28 years 67 days
Teams: Victoria, Victoria Under-23s, Victorian XI
Born: August 14, 1989, Shepparton, Victoria