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Graham Napier      

Full name Graham Richard Napier

Born January 6, 1980, Colchester, Essex

Current age 34 years 207 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 147 201 40 4985 196 30.96 6 28 53 0
List A 231 174 21 2861 79 18.69 0 14 54 0
Twenty20 110 80 14 1058 152* 16.03 727 145.52 1 0 90 63 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 147 20336 12018 366 7/21 32.83 3.54 55.5 11 0
List A 231 8006 7031 278 7/32 7/32 25.29 5.26 28.7 10 4 0
Twenty20 110 109 2326 2954 131 4/10 4/10 22.54 7.61 17.7 2 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1997
Last First-class Essex v Hampshire at Colchester, Jul 13-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997
Last List A Essex v Leicestershire at Chelmsford, Jul 31, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Essex v Sussex at Chelmsford, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5/43, 0 Essex v Leics Chelmsford 31 Jul 2014 LA
4/59 Essex v Worcs Worcester 27 Jul 2014 LA
1/49 Essex v Sussex Chelmsford 25 Jul 2014 T20
17, 2/34 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 22 Jul 2014 T20
1/22 Essex v Gloucs Cheltenham 20 Jul 2014 T20
0/21 Essex v Glamorgan Cardiff 18 Jul 2014 T20
2/29, 9, 0/17, 19 Essex v Hampshire Colchester 13 Jul 2014 FC
1/27 Essex v Kent Colchester 12 Jul 2014 T20
4/44, 2, 3/85 Essex v Derbyshire Chesterfield 7 Jul 2014 FC
0/37 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 4 Jul 2014 T20
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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Jun 27, 2014

Graeme Napier gets a high five from Mark Pettini, Somerset v Essex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Division, Taunton, June 27, 2014

Graeme Napier gets a high five from Mark Pettini

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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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Tournament Results
Somerset v Surrey at Lord's - Sep 17, 2011
Surrey won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Somerset v Durham at Taunton - Sep 4, 2011
Somerset won by 39 runs (D/L method)
Surrey v Sussex at The Oval - Sep 4, 2011
Surrey won by 71 runs
Hampshire v Scotland at Southampton - Aug 29, 2011
Hampshire won by 115 runs
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Aug 29, 2011
Derbyshire won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's - Aug 29, 2011
Middlesex won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Notts v Lancashire at Nottingham - Aug 29, 2011
Lancashire won by 2 runs
Somerset v Essex at Taunton - Aug 29, 2011
Somerset won by 40 runs
Surrey v Durham at The Oval - Aug 29, 2011
Durham won by 36 runs
Unicorns v Glamorgan at Wormsley - Aug 29, 2011
Unicorns won by 8 runs
Warwickshire v Northants at Birmingham - Aug 29, 2011
Northants won by 5 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)
Yorkshire v Worcs at Leeds - Aug 29, 2011
Yorkshire won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
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