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Graham Napier      

Full name Graham Richard Napier

Born January 6, 1980, Colchester, Essex

Current age 36 years 237 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 177 237 43 5727 196 29.52 7 31 63 0
List A 246 183 21 2971 79 18.33 0 14 58 0
Twenty20 137 96 19 1206 152* 15.66 813 148.33 1 0 95 76 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 177 24930 14605 481 7/21 30.36 3.51 51.8 16 0
List A 246 8762 7754 299 7/32 7/32 25.93 5.30 29.3 10 4 0
Twenty20 137 136 2905 3831 164 4/10 4/10 23.35 7.91 17.7 2 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1997
Last First-class Leicestershire v Essex at Leicester, Aug 23-25, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 1997
Last List A Warwickshire v Essex at Birmingham, Aug 17, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nottinghamshire v Essex at Nottingham, Aug 8, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/50, 31, 1/47 Essex v Leics Leicester 23 Aug 2016 FC
3/60, 17 Essex v Warwickshire Birmingham 17 Aug 2016 LA
4, 4/28, 4/50 Essex v Derbyshire Derby 13 Aug 2016 FC
2/20, 0 Essex v Notts Nottingham 8 Aug 2016 T20
8*, 5/114, 124 Essex v Sussex Colchester 4 Aug 2016 FC
- Essex v Gloucs Bristol 2 Aug 2016 LA
3/50, 1 Essex v Middlesex Lord's 31 Jul 2016 LA
1/43 Essex v Glamorgan Chelmsford 29 Jul 2016 T20
2/25 Essex v Middlesex Lord's 28 Jul 2016 T20
3/73 Essex v Glamorgan Chelmsford 26 Jul 2016 LA
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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Aug 17, 2016

Graham Napier was looking for a Lord's final in his final season, Warwickshire v Essex, Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-finals, Edgbaston, August 17, 2016

Graham Napier was looking for a Lord's final in his final season

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May 20, 2015

Graham Napier runs in, Glamorgan v Essex, Cardiff, May 20, 2015

Graham Napier runs in

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Apr 27, 2015

Graham Napier removed Matt Dunn's off stump, Surrey v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval, 2nd day, April 27, 2015

Graham Napier removed Matt Dunn's off stump

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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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