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Full name Graham Grant Wagg
Born April 28, 1983, Rugby, Warwickshire
Current age 31 years 242 days
Major teams Derbyshire, England A, England Under-19s, Warwickshire, Warwickshire Cricket Board
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
Height 6 ft 0 in
Education Aslawn School, Rugby
|Last First-class||Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||2000|
|Last List A||Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove, Aug 20, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Lancashire v Glamorgan at Manchester, Aug 1-2, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/82, 23, 0/21, 14||Glamorgan||v Hampshire||Cardiff||23 Sep 2014||FC|
|62, 3/56, 3*, 2/65||Glamorgan||v Derbyshire||Cardiff||9 Sep 2014||FC|
|18, 1/106, 116*||Glamorgan||v Kent||Canterbury||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|0/77||Glamorgan||v Sussex||Hove||20 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/36, 3, 0/47, 64||Glamorgan||v Essex||Swansea||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|10, 0/8||Glamorgan||v Warwickshire||Swansea||14 Aug 2014||LA|
|4, 2/47||Glamorgan||v Somerset||Taunton||12 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/36, 3||Glamorgan||v Durham||Cardiff||8 Aug 2014||LA|
|17, 0/20||Glamorgan||v Kent||Canterbury||6 Aug 2014||LA|
|3/28, 3||Glamorgan||v Lancashire||Manchester||1 Aug 2014||T20|
A fiery left-arm seamer, Graham Wagg showed great potential as a youngster before suffering with a back injury. He then came off the rails with a ban for cocaine use in 2005 but he has rebuilt his career to become a steady performer for Glamorgan.
Wagg represented England at Under-16 and Under-19 levels before making his first-class debut for Warwickshire in 2002. Aged 19 he demonstrated his potential with four wickets and a quick half-century against Somerset at Edgbaston. He was included in England's Academy squad in 2002-03 but withdrew with a back problem that seriously hampered his next two seasons: in 2003 he made just one Championship outing, and in 2004 he was limited to a handful of one-day games.
Perhaps it was frustration with his limited game time that turned Wagg to drugs. A random ECB test saw him banned for a year in October 2004 and he was sacked by Warwickshire. He spent the year coaching and then resumed his career with Derbyshire. His comeback season was solid if unspectacular as he played in just over half of the county's Championship games. He fared better in 2007 passing 50 wickets for the first time and also scoring four half-centuries which was enough to earn him a new two-year contract. His all-round progress continued in 2008 when he took 59 first-class wickets and scored a century and two fifties. But after a limited 2010 season, where he played four first-class games, he moved to Glamorgan to continue his career.
He has been a solid performer in Cardiff with 33 Championship wickets in his first season. 2012 saw him suffer with a foot injury but he still averaged 24.03 through nine matches. A year later and he helped Glamorgan to their third Lord's final with 18 wickets in the 40-over cup and the best-ever figures by a Glamorgan bowler in T20 - 5 for 14 at New Road. A groin problem hampered his availability in 2014 but he still returned his best haul in a season for Glamorgan with 41 Championship wickets at 30.68.
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