Graham Napier      

Full name Graham Richard Napier

Born January 6, 1980, Colchester, Essex

Current age 35 years 137 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 155 212 40 5218 196 30.33 6 31 55 0
List A 236 176 21 2889 79 18.63 0 14 56 0
Twenty20 114 83 15 1077 152* 15.83 740 145.54 1 0 92 64 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 155 21276 12600 397 7/21 31.73 3.55 53.5 12 0
List A 236 8270 7284 282 7/32 7/32 25.82 5.28 29.3 10 4 0
Twenty20 114 113 2422 3090 132 4/10 4/10 23.40 7.65 18.3 2 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1997
Last First-class Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff, May 18-21, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 1997
Last List A Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Aug 28, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff, May 22, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/22, 0* Essex v Glamorgan Cardiff 22 May 2015 T20
3/84, 0, 2/75, 8 Essex v Glamorgan Cardiff 18 May 2015 FC
0/42, 6 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 16 May 2015 T20
0/28, 13 Essex v Hampshire Southampton 15 May 2015 T20
4, 1/37, 4, 0/17 Essex v Gloucs Chelmsford 3 May 2015 FC
3/63, 73, 1/21 Essex v Surrey The Oval 26 Apr 2015 FC
0/34, 57, 1/27 Essex v Kent Chelmsford 19 Apr 2015 FC
12*, 2/43, 9, 0/12 Essex v Cardiff MCCU Chelmsford 12 Apr 2015 Other
2/18, 2, 5/54 Essex v Worcs Chelmsford 23 Sep 2014 FC
3/43, 4, 0/26 Essex v Leics Leicester 15 Sep 2014 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 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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Apr 20, 2015

Graham Napier's counter-attack reduced Essex's deficit, Essex v Kent, County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford, 2nd day, April 20, 2015

Graham Napier's counter-attack reduced Essex's deficit

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Sep 25, 2014

Graham Napier blew away Worcestershire's middle order, Essex v Worcestershire, County Championship, Division Two, Chelmsford, September 25, 2014

Graham Napier blew away Worcestershire's middle order

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Lord's - May 21-25
England 389 New Zealand 303/2
Division Three: Cheshire Women v Neth Women in England (venue TBA)
May 24, 2015
Division Two: Essex Women v Ire. Women in England (venue TBA)
May 24, 2015
Kent v Surrey at Beckenham
May 24-27, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Lancashire v Derbyshire at Southport
May 24-27, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton
May 24-27, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Sussex v Warwickshire at Hove
May 24-27, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Worcs v Durham at Worcester
May 24-27, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Division Two: Worcs Women v Scot Women in England (venue TBA)
May 24, 2015
South Group: Gloucs v Essex at Bristol
May 24, 2015 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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