|Simon Doull Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||August 6, 1969|
Simon Doull is a New Zealander cricket commentator, analyst, and former professional cricketer who represented his country in the longer formats of the sport (32 Tests and 42 ODIs), between 1992 and 2000, as a frontline pace bowler. In the New Zealand domestic circuit, he had played for Northern Districts (1989-90–2001-02) and Wellington across both formats. Simon’s international career was plagued by injuries, including several back issues, and he retired from international cricket in March 2000, having taken 98 test match wickets and 36 ODI wickets. Thereafter, he worked as a cricket analyst and commentator with several different TV networks and online cricket websites and established himself as one of the most astute and respected broadcasters in the sport.
Simon Blair Doull
Pukekohe, Auckland Region, North Island, New Zealand
Waikato District, North Island, New Zealand
Cricket Commentator, Analyst, Professional Cricketer (Retired)
- Father – His father died of cancer in 2002.
- Mother – His mother died of cancer in 1997.
- Siblings – Lincoln Doull (Older Brother) (Cricket Coach, Former Cricketer)
- Others – Denise Herbert (Ex-Mother-in-Law) (Celebrant)
15 – Northern Districts (New Zealand Domestic Cricket)
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
88 kg or 194 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Simon has dated –
- Karen Doull – Through his long-term past marriage to a woman named Karen, Simon has 2 sons named Adam Carter and Hunter Doull.
- Peggy Bourne – A few months after the death of champion New Zealand rally car driver Peter Raymond George Bourne aka Possum Bourne in April 2003, Simon was involved in a much-publicized romance with Peggy Bourne, Peter’s widow. Simon faced a lot of backlash in the media and from cricket fans as he had decided to end his relationship with Karen (who was 5 months into her pregnancy (bearing their son Hunter)) so that he could be with Peggy.
- Liana Herbert – Simon met Liana Herbert in September 2018 in a hospital in Hamilton, a city on the North Island of New Zealand, by chance. Simon was undergoing an operation there while Liana was recovering from shoulder surgery. They hit it off during their rehabilitation period and got married in November 2019. Liana is a bowel cancer survivor and had 4 children (3 sons named Baden, Corban, and Luka, and a daughter named Maisie) from 2 previous marriages before she tied the knot with Simon.
- Brigitte Segers (2022-Present) – It is unclear when or why Simon parted ways with Liana but he and Brigitte Segers began posting pictures with each other on Instagram in September 2022. Brigitte was working as a member of the cabin crew with Etihad Airways (one of the 2 flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates) at that time.
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Side-parted, receding hair
- Cheerful smile
- Sports a beard
Simon Doull Facts
- The highlight of Simon’s international career was a test match in late December 1998 against India where he recorded superb bowling figures of 7/65.
- It was the then 4th-best bowling performance in a test match inning by a bowler from New Zealand. The performance saw him reach a career-high ranking of number 6 in the test match format in the official ICC (International Cricket Council) player rankings.
- Simon was a non-playing member of the New Zealand squad that reached the semi-final of the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup. It was the 7th edition (played in May and June 1999) of the tournament and the 4th time that New Zealand had reached the semi-final. The team lost all 4 of those semi-finals.
- He suffered a career-threatening knee injury during New Zealand’s 1999 tour of England (June-August 1999). Although he made a comeback to the national team thereafter, his performances were lackluster in home matches against Australia in March 2000, signaling the end of his international career.
Featured Image by Simon Doull / Instagram