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Angus Fraser      

Full name Angus Robert Charles Fraser

Born August 8, 1965, Billinge, Lancashire

Current age 49 years 135 days

Major teams England, Middlesex

Nickname Gus, Gnat

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Administrator, Commentator, Journalist

Height 6 ft 6 in

Education Orange High Senior High School

Relation Brother - AGJ Fraser

Angus Robert Charles Fraser
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 46 67 15 388 32 7.46 1356 28.61 0 0 33 2 9 0
ODIs 42 20 9 141 38* 12.81 208 67.78 0 0 15 2 5 0
First-class 290 344 82 2934 92 11.19 0 2 54 0
List A 336 148 74 865 38* 11.68 0 0 56 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 46 79 10876 4836 177 8/53 11/110 27.32 2.66 61.4 5 13 2
ODIs 42 42 2392 1412 47 4/22 4/22 30.04 3.54 50.8 1 0 0
First-class 290 56281 24277 886 8/53 27.40 2.58 63.5 36 5
List A 336 17112 10387 392 5/32 5/32 26.49 3.64 43.6 9 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 6-11, 1989 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-29, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Sri Lanka at Delhi, Oct 15, 1989 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Birmingham, May 29-30, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1984-2002
List A span 1985-2002
Profile

The most controlled and consistent England bowler of the 1990s, injury and muddled selection policy permitting. Fraser was a classically English seamer, landing ball after ball outside off stump and brilliantly exploiting even the slightest hint of uneven bounce - as his record in the Caribbean shows. Ignore the downbeat demeanour: he looked almost as knackered at the start of a spell as he did at the end, and he cared passionately, once running from the field in tears when England won at Melbourne. Former chairman of selectors Ray Illingworth wasn't a fan, and Fraser had to wait 18 months before returning triumphantly for the tour of the West Indies in 1997-98. He was omitted after England's disastrous World Cup performance in 1999 and saw out his career at Middlesex. He retired in April 2002 to take up a job with The Independent newspaper.
Lawrence Booth

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Sep 26, 2014

Angus Fraser shakes hands with Glen Chapple, Lancashire v Middlesex, County Championship, Division One, Old Trafford, September 26, 2014

Angus Fraser shakes hands with Glen Chapple

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Feb 14, 2014

Angus Fraser has been named an England selector, February 14, 2014

Angus Fraser has been named an England selector

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May 16, 2013

Angus Fraser, April 16, 2013

Angus Fraser

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1996
Awarded the MBE in 1998

County Results
Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff - Sep 24-27, 2013
Glamorgan won by 8 wickets
Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury - Sep 24-27, 2013
Kent won by 2 wickets
Notts v Somerset at Nottingham - Sep 24-27, 2013
Match drawn
Surrey v Yorkshire at The Oval - Sep 24-27, 2013
Match drawn
Sussex v Durham at Hove - Sep 24-27, 2013
Sussex won by 6 wickets
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