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Craig Matthews      

Full name Craig Russell Matthews

Born February 15, 1965, Cape Town, Cape Province

Current age 49 years 248 days

Major teams South Africa, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Brother - BA Matthews

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 18 25 6 348 62* 18.31 776 44.84 0 1 47 2 4 0
ODIs 56 22 9 141 26 10.84 202 69.80 0 0 5 2 10 0
First-class 105 119 32 1734 105 19.93 1 4 57 0
List A 176 70 33 417 31* 11.27 0 0 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 33 3980 1502 52 5/42 8/140 28.88 2.26 76.5 1 2 0
ODIs 56 55 3003 1975 79 4/10 4/10 25.00 3.94 38.0 3 0 0
First-class 105 17662 7203 290 6/22 24.83 2.44 60.9 9 0
List A 176 8726 5523 243 5/11 5/11 22.72 3.79 35.9 7 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Nov 26-30, 1992 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 26-30, 1995 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v South Africa at Gwalior, Nov 12, 1991 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Zimbabwe at Centurion, Jan 25, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1986-2000
List A span 1987-2000
Profile

As the level-headed "Captain Sensible" at Hansie Cronje's right hand for his first two years in charge, Craig Matthews played a crucial yet often unseen role in South Africa's success in the mid-1990s. Cool under pressure and calm in adversity, Matthews rescued the hot-headed young Cronje on several occasions in the early years of his tenure. Happy to play the unglamorous-workhorse role in the four-man pace attack around which the team was built, he would often bowl the most overs for the fewest runs running uphill, into the wind. His interests strayed beyond the field of play to the greater game and led to his appointment as Western Province's marketing manager upon retirement from first-class cricket.
Neil Manthorp

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Nov 23, 1997

Craig Matthews sets his field as he prepares to bowl during the Standard Bank League match against Eastern Province, 9 Nov 1997.

Craig Matthews sets his field

© M-Net SuperSport

Feb 25, 1996

Craig Matthews bowls  Darren Gough, South Africa v England, Rawalpindi, February 25, 1996

Craig Matthews bowls Darren Gough

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st ODI: New Zealand v South Africa at Mount Maunganui - Oct 21
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
4th ODI: SL Women v SA Women at Colombo (SSC) - Oct 21
SL Women 137 SA Women 123/4 (32/50 ov)
Cape Cobras v Knights at Cape Town
Oct 22, 2014 (15:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
1st T20I: SL Women v SA Women at Colombo (Colts)
Oct 23, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
Pool B: KZN-Inland v Free State at Pietermaritzburg
Oct 23-25, 2014 (09:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
Pool B: Easterns v Boland at Benoni
Oct 23-25, 2014 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Cross Pool: Namibia v North West at Windhoek
Oct 23-25, 2014 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Pool A: S West D v W Province at Oudtshoorn
Oct 23-25, 2014 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
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