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Graham Napier      

Full name Graham Richard Napier

Born January 6, 1980, Colchester, Essex

Current age 34 years 253 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 149 204 40 5066 196 30.89 6 29 54 0
List A 236 176 21 2889 79 18.63 0 14 56 0
Twenty20 111 80 14 1058 152* 16.03 727 145.52 1 0 90 63 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 149 20512 12101 376 7/21 32.18 3.53 54.5 11 0
List A 236 8270 7284 282 7/32 7/32 25.82 5.28 29.3 10 4 0
Twenty20 111 110 2350 2998 131 4/10 4/10 22.88 7.65 17.9 2 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1997
Last First-class Essex v Kent at Chelmsford, Sep 9-11, 2014 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 Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Aug 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/44, 62, 4/28 Essex v Kent Chelmsford 9 Sep 2014 FC
1/58, 21 Essex v Warwickshire Chelmsford 28 Aug 2014 LA
15, 3/11, 4 Essex v Glamorgan Swansea 15 Aug 2014 FC
7, 2/58 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 13 Aug 2014 LA
0/84 Essex v Yorkshire Scarborough 11 Aug 2014 LA
0/17 Essex v Gloucs Chelmsford 8 Aug 2014 LA
1/36 Essex v Lancashire Chelmsford 5 Aug 2014 LA
0/44 Essex v Warwickshire Chelmsford 2 Aug 2014 T20
5/43, 0 Essex v Leics Chelmsford 31 Jul 2014 LA
4/59 Essex v Worcs Worcester 27 Jul 2014 LA
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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Jun 27, 2014

Graeme Napier gets a high five from Mark Pettini, Somerset v Essex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Division, Taunton, June 27, 2014

Graeme Napier gets a high five from Mark Pettini

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Apr 22, 2014

Graham Napier made 28, Surrey v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, The Oval, 3rd day, April 22, 2014

Graham Napier made 28

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Sep 4, 2013

Graham Napier cuts on his way to a half-century, Essex v Worcestershire, County Championship, Division Two, Chelmsford, 2nd day, September, 4, 2013

Graham Napier cuts on his way to a half-century

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County Results
Somerset v Warwickshire at Lord's - Sep 18, 2010
Warwickshire won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Gloucs v Surrey at Bristol - Sep 13-16, 2010
Surrey won by 10 runs
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton - Sep 13-16, 2010
Warwickshire won by 10 wickets
Lancashire v Notts at Manchester - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Sep 13-16, 2010
Leics won by 10 wickets
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 13-16, 2010
Worcs won by 4 wickets
Yorkshire v Kent at Leeds - Sep 13-16, 2010
Kent won by 4 wickets
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