Graham Kersey      

Full name Graham James Kersey

Born May 19, 1971, Plumstead, London

Died January 1, 1997, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (aged 25 years 227 days)

Major teams Kent, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 53 82 14 1578 83 23.20 0 9 169 12
List A 30 20 2 292 50 16.22 0 1 30 5
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 30 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1991 - 1996
List A span 1991 - 1996
Profile

Wisden obituary
Graham James Kersey, died in hospital in Western Australia on January 1, 1997, aged 25, after being injured in a car crash on Christmas Eve. Kersey was a wicket-keeper who played occasionally for Kent in 1991 and 1992 before moving to Surrey the following year. He quickly established himself at the Oval as the first-choice keeper, except on the big one-day occasions when the captain, Alec Stewart, did the job. Kersey was not an especially stylish keeper- apart from anything else, his cap regularly fell off - but he rarely dropped catches, and was a battling batsman who could irritate opposing bowlers with effective use of the sweep. Above all, he was a dedicated team man whose cheerful attitude and combative approach were an important part of Surrey's revival in 1996. Stewart described him as the most popular member of the staff - a true player's player'. The Surrey vice-captain Adam Hollioake said: "You could rely on him totally. You could get the best wicketkeeper in the world, but he couldn't possibly fill the gap."
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Cambs MCCU v Notts at Cambridge - Mar 28-30
Notts 339 & 207/2 (56 ov) Cambs MCCU 123
Glamorgan v Cardiff MCCU at Cardiff - Mar 28-30
Glamorgan 342/7d Cardiff MCCU 62/2 (24 ov)
Gloucs v Durham MCCU at Bristol - Mar 28-30
Gloucs 405/7d Durham MCCU 79/2 (19.4 ov)
Kent v Lds-Brd MCCU at Canterbury - Mar 28-30
Kent 370/6d & 156/5 (44 ov) Lds-Brd MCCU 204
Leics v Lbroug MCCU at Leicester - Mar 28-30
Leics 194 Lbroug MCCU 248/5 (86 ov)
Oxford MCCU v Surrey at Oxford - Mar 28-30
Surrey 335/7d & 87/3 (36 ov) Oxford MCCU 172
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