Andrew Symonds was a cricketer from Australia who was born on June 9, 1975, in Birmingham, England. His parents, Barbara Symonds and Ken Symonds adopted him. Following his adoption, his family migrated to Australia.
Andrew Symonds’ parents were also educators. He has two non-adopted siblings, including Gladiator actress Louise Symonds. He grew up in the northern Queensland town of Charters Towers.
Andrew Symonds debuted for Australia in 1998 and rapidly established himself as a regular part of the squad. He contributed significantly to Australia’s World Cup win in 1999, scoring runs and getting wickets. He has competed in the World Cups in 2003 and 2007.
Andrew Symonds attended All Souls St Gabriels School and subsequently All Saints Anglican School in Merrimac before moving to the Gold Coast with his family. He was a key member of two World Cup-winning teams. He batted in the middle order as a right-handed batter.
Andrew Symonds announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on February 16, 2012, in order to devote more time to his family. He died in a single-vehicle traffic accident on May 14, 2022, in Hervey Range, Granite Vale, Australia, at the age of 46.
Andrew Symonds was married to Laura Symonds, whom he married in 2014. They had been friends since 2004. He was previously married to Brooke Symonds from 2004 to 2005.