Mark Ramprakash      

Full name Mark Ravin Ramprakash

Born September 5, 1969, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Current age 45 years 15 days

Major teams England, Middlesex, Surrey

Nickname Ramps, Bloodaxe

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Gayton High School, Harrow Weald 6th Form College

Mark Ravin Ramprakash
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 52 92 6 2350 154 27.32 6495 36.18 2 12 251 7 39 0
ODIs 18 18 4 376 51 26.85 544 69.11 0 1 22 5 8 0
First-class 461 764 93 35659 301* 53.14 114 147 261 0
List A 407 394 64 13273 147* 40.22 17 85 137 0
Twenty20 63 63 10 1719 85* 32.43 1375 125.01 0 13 146 60 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 52 25 895 477 4 1/2 1/2 119.25 3.19 223.7 0 0 0
ODIs 18 5 132 108 4 3/28 3/28 27.00 4.90 33.0 0 0 0
First-class 461 4177 2202 34 3/32 64.76 3.16 122.8 0 0
List A 407 1734 1354 46 5/38 5/38 29.43 4.68 37.6 0 1 0
Twenty20 63 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Leeds, Jun 6-10, 1991 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Auckland, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2002 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Manchester, May 25, 1991 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v England at Bulawayo, Oct 13, 2001 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1987
Last First-class Sussex v Surrey at Horsham, Jun 6-9, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1987
Last List A Surrey v Worcestershire at The Oval, Sep 1, 2010 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jul 8, 2010 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
54 PCA XI v ACA Masters London 25 Jul 2013 Other T20
8, 37 Surrey v Sussex Horsham 6 Jun 2012 FC
29 Surr 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Wimbledon 22 May 2012 Other OD
0, 0 Surrey v Worcs Worcester 9 May 2012 FC
13, 24* Surr 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Reigate 2 May 2012 Other
1, 10 Surrey v Worcs The Oval 19 Apr 2012 FC
17, 1 Surrey v Middlesex Lord's 12 Apr 2012 FC
24, 9 Surrey v Sussex The Oval 5 Apr 2012 FC
7, 6 M.C.C. v Lancashire Abu Dhabi 27 Mar 2012 FC
4 M.C.C. v Lancashire Dubai 23 Mar 2012 Other T20
Profile

A batsman of rare talent, combining a classically English technique with an un-English intensity, Mark Ramprakash is nonetheless in danger of ending up as unfulfilled as Graeme Hick, with whom he shared a Test debut. A star for Middlesex at 17, he captained England Under-19. But his international career became a monument to England selection policies of the period, with five distinct phases: adhesive beginner (1991), nervous wreck capable of shining only as a stand-in (1992-97), solid achiever lacking only a top gear (1997-99), blatant scapegoat (1999-2000) and seasoned spare part (2001-02). A better player abroad, he has been selected twice as often at home. Only David Lloyd, with his tender loving cheer, got the best out of him. Oddly, he always did well against Australia, averaging 42. His stylish 133 against them at the Oval in 2001, his first Test century in England, felt like a breakthrough, but turned out to be a swansong as Nasser Hussain and Duncan Fletcher lost patience after an indifferent tour of India and New Zealand. All along, he has been a fielder of world class at cover and bat-pad, and a county run-machine. When England gave up on him, he became even more prolific for Surrey: in 2006, his 20th county season, he was Bradmanesque, scoring 2,278 runs and averaging over 100. That remarkable form continued, and at county level he was head and shoulders above his peers. His only (relative) lean patch came in 2008 when he was marooned on 99 first-class hundreds, but when the 100th came - and he may well be the last man to reach that number - the floodgates again opened. In the winter of 2006-07 he astonished team-mates and fans by taking part in Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC TV reality show which had been won the previous year by the much more extrovert Darren Gough. Ramprakash finally did what he hadn't done for England: he conquered his nerves, came out of his shell and rose to the big occasion, scoring a perfect 40 (10/10 from all four judges) for his salsa in the final. And he did it in a range of slinky shirts with not many buttons done up.
Tim de Lisle January 2009

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Sep 8, 2014

Mark Ramprakash (non-striker) bats in a charity match, September 8, 2014

Mark Ramprakash (non-striker) bats in a charity match

© Massimo Petracca

Jul 2, 2014

The modern coach: Mark Ramprakash plus ipad, Loughborough, July 2, 2014

The modern coach: Mark Ramprakash plus ipad

© Getty Images

Jun 19, 2014

Alastair Cook discusses his game with batting coach Mark Ramprakash, Headingley, June 19, 2014

Alastair Cook discusses his game with batting coach Mark Ramprakash

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Notes

PCA Player of the Year 2006

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2007

Awarded the MBE on 29th Dec 2012

Country Fixtures Country Results
Final: Durham v Warwickshire at Lord's
Sep 20, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Northants v Sussex at Northampton
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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