Full name Angus Robert Charles Fraser
Born August 8, 1965, Billinge, Lancashire
Current age 51 years 229 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
|Test debut||England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 6-11, 1989 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-29, 1998 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v Sri Lanka at Delhi, Oct 15, 1989 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v India at Birmingham, May 29-30, 1999 scorecard|
|First-class span||1984 - 2002|
|List A span||1985 - 2002|
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.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1996
Awarded the MBE in 1998
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