In a career spanning three decades as a professional, amassing a colossal 1,000 career wickets. Ryan was the 37th international bowler ever to take a test match hat-trick, which he took against New Zealand in 2008, and went on to play 22 tests averaging 28.24 with the ball plus another 25 one day internationals averaging 35.82 and 18 international T20s averaging 19.00.
He made his England test match debut in 2001 against Pakistan and after an impressive period with Nottinghamshire in 2007 – where he helped them to a double promotion, took 50 first-class wickets, became the Player of the Year and helped them to the Championship title for the first time in 18 years – he returned to the England side captained by Michael Vaughan and took four wickets in his first innings and eight wickets in the game.
He went on to become a prolific bowler for England. March 2008 saw him take his third five-wicket haul in the same series, breaking the previous record for an Englishman in New Zealand. In 2010 he played a pivotal role in the T20 World Cup winning side led by Paul Collingwood, including a final win against the old adversaries Australia where Ryan was the leading England wicket-taker helping him to become joint leading wicket- taker in the series alongside Graeme Swann, taking 12 wickets.
His father Arnie is a former Manchester United & Huddersfield Town footballer and celebrated Yorkshire and England cricketer so the sporting gene’s certainly run in the Sidebottom family
More than 1,000 career wickets
T20 World Cup Winner 2010
Test Match Hat-trick 2008
5 Time County Championship Winner 2001, 2005, 2010, 2014, 2015
One Day Trophy Winner 2002
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2008
England Player of the Year 2008
ICC Test Team of the Year 2008
NBC Dennis Compton Award 1999, 2000