Graeme Cremer      

Full name Alexander Graeme Cremer

Born September 19, 1986, Harare

Current age 29 years 344 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Mid West Rhinos, Northerns (Zimbabwe), Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Board XI, Zimbabwe Select XI, Zimbabwe Under-19s

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Alexander Graeme Cremer
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 13 26 2 258 43 10.75 882 29.25 0 0 22 2 6 0
ODIs 64 46 13 534 58 16.18 807 66.17 0 1 39 5 21 0
T20Is 27 18 6 65 17 5.41 93 69.89 0 0 2 0 6 0
First-class 77 133 24 2352 171* 21.57 1 9 53 0
List A 120 93 28 1422 63 21.87 1945 73.11 0 4 108 15 40 0
Twenty20 73 46 14 412 36* 12.87 418 98.56 0 0 23 5 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 17 2216 1488 26 4/4 4/4 57.23 4.02 85.2 1 0 0
ODIs 64 64 3032 2408 74 6/46 6/46 32.54 4.76 40.9 2 2 0
T20Is 27 26 534 622 33 3/11 3/11 18.84 6.98 16.1 0 0 0
First-class 77 16243 8785 302 8/61 29.08 3.24 53.7 14 16 3
List A 120 5818 4328 159 6/46 6/46 27.22 4.46 36.5 5 2 0
Twenty20 73 71 1545 1666 78 4/17 4/17 21.35 6.46 19.8 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Jan 6-10, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Aug 6-10, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Kenya v Zimbabwe at Mombasa, Jan 27, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Canada v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 13, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Zimbabwe Select XI v India A at Harare, Jul 22-24, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Aug 6-10, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Mashonaland v Matabeleland at Harare, Nov 9, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northerns (Zimbabwe) v Southerns at Harare, Mar 19, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/147, 8, 0/59, 1 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 6 Aug 2016 Test # 2214
0, 1/187, 33 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 28 Jul 2016 Test # 2210
1/32 Zimbabwe v India Harare 22 Jun 2016 T20I # 560
4, 0/24 Zimbabwe v India Harare 20 Jun 2016 T20I # 559
4, 0/35 Zimbabwe v India Harare 18 Jun 2016 T20I # 558
0, 0/26 Zimbabwe v India Harare 15 Jun 2016 ODI # 3746
7*, 0/17 Zimbabwe v India Harare 13 Jun 2016 ODI # 3744
8, 0/47 Zimbabwe v India Harare 11 Jun 2016 ODI # 3742
- Zimbabwe v West Indies Sharjah 29 Feb 2016 Other T20
- Zimbabwe v West Indies Sharjah 27 Feb 2016 Other T20
Profile

Graeme Cremer has chosen the hardest form of the game to master but his legspin showed enough promise to get him into the Zimbabwe side at 18 years old, after just six first-class matches. His selection at such a young age was entirely due to the exits of Paul Strang and Andy Whittall, and Ray Price's international hiatus, but it still takes some guts for a youngster to stand-up at Test level, and his debut series against Bangladesh provided a glimpse of his talent. He claimed six wickets in the two Tests but his next experience, against South Africa, was a much sterner challenge and he was viciously dealt with by Graeme Smith, AB de Villers and Jacques Kallis. He was on a hiding to nothing but such was the ferocity of the assault one felt for his state of mind, although to his credit he eventually dismissed all three. Zimbabwe's involvement in Test cricket was suspended soon afterward, and Cremer had to wait four years for another chance in the national side, eventually making his one-day debut against Kenya at Mombasa in January 2009. He picked up 15 wickets in that series, establishing a place in the Zimbabwe one-day outfit, and in his first year in the side took 32 wickets at an average of 22.15, although all but one of those wickets came against Bangladesh and Kenya. Cremer has potential with the bat, as is evidenced by his first-class high score of 171 not out, and has more than 250 first-class wickets. He plays for the Midwest Rhinos in the Zimbabwean domestic system.
Andrew McGlashan and Liam Brickhill

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Aug 10, 2016

Graeme Cremer works the ball on to the off side, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Bulawayo, 5th day, August 10, 2016

Graeme Cremer works the ball on to the off side

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Aug 6, 2016

Graeme Cremer brought himself on at the start of the 21st over, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Bulawayo, 1st day, August 6, 2016

Graeme Cremer brought himself on at the start of the 21st over

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Jul 31, 2016

Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer taps one to the off side, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st Test, Bulawayo, 4th day, July 31, 2016

Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer taps one to the off side

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Zimbabwe Development XI 85/0 (33 ov)
Zimbabwe v Free State at East London
Sep 9, 2016 (12:45 local | 10:45 GMT | 06:45 EDT | 05:45 CDT | 03:45 PDT)
Border v Zimbabwe at East London
Sep 10, 2016 (16:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
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Sep 11, 2016 (09:45 local | 07:45 GMT | 03:45 EDT | 02:45 CDT | 00:45 PDT)
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