Graham Napier      

Full name Graham Richard Napier

Born January 6, 1980, Colchester, Essex

Current age 35 years 120 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 154 210 40 5210 196 30.64 6 31 55 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 154 21087 12441 392 7/21 31.73 3.53 53.7 12 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 Gloucestershire at Chelmsford, May 3-5, 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 Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Aug 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
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
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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Tournament Results
Australia v New Zealand at Centurion - Oct 5, 2009
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Oct 3, 2009
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Centurion - Oct 2, 2009
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
India v West Indies at Johannesburg - Sep 30, 2009
India won by 7 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Centurion - Sep 30, 2009
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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