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Graham Napier      

Full name Graham Richard Napier

Born January 6, 1980, Colchester, Essex

Current age 34 years 108 days

Major teams England, Central Districts, England Lions, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Essex Cricket Board, Mumbai Indians, Wellington

Nickname Plank

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Gilberd School, Colchester

Graham Richard Napier
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 142 194 40 4914 196 31.90 6 28 52 0
List A 229 173 21 2861 79 18.82 0 14 54 0
Twenty20 102 79 14 1041 152* 16.01 715 145.59 1 0 88 62 29 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 142 19536 11595 350 7/21 33.12 3.56 55.8 11 0
List A 229 7895 6929 269 7/32 7/32 25.75 5.26 29.3 9 3 0
Twenty20 102 101 2143 2685 123 4/10 4/10 21.82 7.51 17.4 2 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1997
Last First-class Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Apr 20-23, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997
Last List A Lancashire v Essex at Manchester, Aug 26, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch, Jan 10, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
28, 1/33 Essex v Surrey The Oval 20 Apr 2014 FC
0, 3/52, 9, 3/49 Essex v Derbyshire Chelmsford 13 Apr 2014 FC
8, 7/21, 5, 2/11 Essex v Cambs MCCU Cambridge 7 Apr 2014 FC
14, 1/32 Wellington v Canterbury Christchurch 10 Jan 2014 T20
1/41, 0* Wellington v Otago Dunedin 8 Jan 2014 T20
7*, 3/18 Wellington v Northern D Mount Maunganui 4 Jan 2014 T20
28*, 0/23 Wellington v Central D New Plymouth 1 Jan 2014 T20
1/80, 18, 53 Essex v Hampshire Southampton 24 Sep 2013 FC
1/81, 0, 2/49 Essex v Glamorgan Chelmsford 17 Sep 2013 FC
9, 3/36, 0/25 Essex v Kent Canterbury 11 Sep 2013 FC
Profile

As a product of the Essex youth system, Graham Napier made his mark in county cricket as an allrounder of great promise, which he began to fulfil in the latter half of his career. In 2008 he wrote his name in the record books with an astonishing 152 against Sussex in a Twenty20, which included a world record 16 sixes; five years later, he took seven wickets in a 40-over match against Surrey, which included bowling Ricky Ponting through the gate before going on to take four in four balls.

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Apr 22, 2014

Graham Napier made 28, Surrey v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, The Oval, 3rd day, April 22, 2014

Graham Napier made 28

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Sep 4, 2013

Graham Napier cuts on his way to a half-century, Essex v Worcestershire, County Championship, Division Two, Chelmsford, 2nd day, September, 4, 2013

Graham Napier cuts on his way to a half-century

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Aug 17, 2013

Graham Napier bludgeoned 38 off 15 balls, Northamptonshire v Essex, FLt20, Semi-final, Edgbaston, August 17, 2013

Graham Napier bludgeoned 38 off 15 balls

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Tour Results
Bangladesh v England at Dhaka - Mar 20-24, 2010
England won by 9 wickets
Bangladesh v England at Chittagong - Mar 12-16, 2010
England won by 181 runs
Bangladesh A v England XI at Chittagong - Mar 7-9, 2010
Match drawn
Bangladesh v England at Chittagong - Mar 5, 2010
England won by 45 runs
Bangladesh v England at Dhaka - Mar 2, 2010
England won by 2 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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