Craig Spearman      

Full name Craig Murray Spearman

Born July 4, 1972, Auckland

Current age 42 years 10 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Central Districts, Gloucestershire

Nickname Spears

Batting style Right-hand bat

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Kelstone Boys High School, Auckland. Massey University, New Zealand

Craig Murray Spearman
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 37 2 922 112 26.34 2212 41.68 1 3 115 4 21 0
ODIs 51 50 0 936 86 18.72 1202 77.87 0 5 123 9 15 0
First-class 201 360 16 13021 341 37.85 30 56 197 0
List A 285 282 11 8058 153 29.73 8 52 104 0
Twenty20 50 46 3 830 88 19.30 597 139.02 0 5 92 29 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 51 1 3 6 0 - - - 12.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 201 78 55 1 1/37 55.00 4.23 78.0 0 0
List A 285 33 43 0 - - - 7.81 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 50 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Dec 8-12, 1995 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth, Nov 30-Dec 4, 2000 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Dunedin, Dec 15, 1995 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Feb 11, 2001 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1993/94
Last First-class Gloucestershire v Derbyshire at Cheltenham, Jul 12-15, 2009 scorecard
List A debut 1993/94
Last List A Sussex v Gloucestershire at Hove, Jul 5, 2009 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Gloucestershire v Worcestershire at Bristol, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Northampton, Jun 23, 2009 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6 Staffs v Wiltshire Leek 15 Jul 2012 Other OD
17 Staffs v Suffolk Stoke-on-Trent 17 Jun 2012 Other OD
1c/0s New Zealand v Australia Kowloon 1 Nov 2009 Other OD
0c/0s New Zealand v India Kowloon 1 Nov 2009 Other OD
1c/0s New Zealand v Australia Kowloon 31 Oct 2009 Other OD
1c/0s, 0 New Zealand v South Africa Kowloon 31 Oct 2009 Other OD
31*, 1c/0s New Zealand v Hong Kong Kowloon 31 Oct 2009 Other OD
31 Glouc 2nd XI v Middx 2nd XI Bristol 28 Aug 2009 Other OD
19 Glouc 2nd XI v Middx 2nd XI Bristol 25 Aug 2009 Other
2 Glouc 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Bristol 7 Aug 2009 Other OD
Profile

Craig Spearman made his debut for New Zealand as an opening batsman in December 1995 against Pakistan at Christchurch. Despite reasonable success over the years, he struggled to secure a top-order batting position, and was mainly preferred for one-day matches. He scored a solitary Test hundred, 112 against Zimbabwe, and an average of only 26 did his talent no justice. Despite being considered as something of a one-day specialist he only averaged 18.72 in that form of the game. Spearman, who has a business-studies degree, decided to give up his New Zealand career in 2001, after 19 Tests and 51 one-dayers, for a career in banking, which brought him to London. It was there that John Bracewell, Gloucestershire coach at the time, asked if he fancied a few games at Bristol. He has not looked back since, and after a fairly ordinary international career has become one of the county's most consistent batsmen. In June 2004 he scored 341 for Gloucestershire against Middlesex in the County Championship, eclipsing a 128-year-old record previously held by WG Grace for the highest score by a Gloucestershire player. He committed his future to the county by signing a four-year contract at the end of 2004, and scored 1370 runs in the Championship in the 2006 season.
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Jun 4, 2008

Tim Bresnan and Co. celebrate the wicket of Craig Spearman, Gloucestershire v Yorkshire, quarter-final, Friends Provident Trophy, Bristol, June 4, 2008

Tim Bresnan and Co. celebrate the wicket of Craig Spearman

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Aug 4, 2007

Craig Spearman bludgeons one over midwicket, Gloucestershire v Lancashire, Twenty20 Cup, 1st semi-final, Edgbaston, August 4, 2007

Craig Spearman bludgeons one over midwicket

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Aug 4, 2007

Craig Spearman reverse-sweeps fearlessly during his match-winning 86, Gloucestershire v Lancashire, Twenty20 Cup, 1st semi-final, Edgbaston, August 4, 2007

Craig Spearman reverse-sweeps fearlessly during his match-winning 86

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