Full name Graham Grant Wagg
Born April 28, 1983, Rugby, Warwickshire
Current age 32 years 284 days
Major teams Derbyshire, England A, England Under-19s, Warwickshire, Warwickshire Cricket Board
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
Height 6 ft 0 in
Education Aslawn School, Rugby
|Last First-class||Gloucestershire v Glamorgan at Bristol, Sep 22-25, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||2000|
|Last List A||Lancashire v Glamorgan at Manchester, Aug 19, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Glamorgan v Gloucestershire at Cardiff, Jul 24, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|24, 0/86||Glamorgan||v Gloucs||Bristol||22 Sep 2015||FC|
|0, 4/77||Glamorgan||v Northants||Northampton||14 Sep 2015||FC|
|2/58, 58, 1/89, 0||Glamorgan||v Kent||Cardiff||9 Sep 2015||FC|
|2/83, 20||Glamorgan||v Lancashire||Manchester||21 Aug 2015||FC|
|0/19||Glamorgan||v Lancashire||Manchester||19 Aug 2015||LA|
|15, 1/67, 25, 2/8||Glamorgan||v Gloucs||Swansea||6 Aug 2015||FC|
|-||Glamorgan||v Sussex||Swansea||5 Aug 2015||LA|
|18, 0/25||Glamorgan||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||3 Aug 2015||LA|
|29, 0/7||Glamorgan||v Hampshire||Cardiff||2 Aug 2015||LA|
|62*, 2/17||Glamorgan||v Essex||Cardiff||31 Jul 2015||LA|
A fiery left-arm seamer, Graham Wagg showed great potential as a youngster before suffering with a back injury. He then came off the rails with a ban for cocaine use in 2005 but he has rebuilt his career to become a steady performer for Glamorgan, hitting the heights in 2015 when he adorned a fine all-round season with an aggressive double century in the Championship batting at No 8.
Wagg represented England at Under-16 and Under-19 levels before making his first-class debut for Warwickshire in 2002. Aged 19 he demonstrated his potential with four wickets and a quick half-century against Somerset at Edgbaston. He was included in England's Academy squad in 2002-03 but withdrew with a back problem that seriously hampered his next two seasons: in 2003 he made just one Championship outing, and in 2004 he was limited to a handful of one-day games.
Perhaps it was frustration with his limited game time that turned Wagg to drugs. A random ECB test saw him banned for a year in October 2004 and he was sacked by Warwickshire. He spent the year coaching and then resumed his career with Derbyshire. His comeback season was solid if unspectacular as he played in just over half of the county's Championship games.
After a limited 2010 season, where he played four first-class games, he moved to Glamorgan. In 2013, he helped Glamorgan to their third Lord's final with 18 wickets in the 40-over cup and the best-ever figures by a Glamorgan bowler in T20 - 5 for 14 at New Road. A groin problem hampered his availability in 2014 but he still returned his best haul in a season for Glamorgan with 41 Championship wickets at 30.68. Even better followed in 2015. Late in the day, at 32, he enjoyed his best season with bat and ball, compiling 1160 runs and taking 60 wickets in all formats. His career-best 200 helped Glamorgan to defeat Division Two champions Surrey at Guildford and saw Wagg become the first No 8 to score a double hundred in championship cricket since 2000. His tally of 11 sixes also broke the club record of nine in a championship innings, set by Malcolm Nash against Gloucestershire at Swansea in 1973.
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