Mark Craig      

Full name Mark Donald Craig

Born March 23, 1987, Auckland

Current age 27 years 193 days

Major teams New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Otago, Otago A

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Mark Donald Craig
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 3 128 67 64.00 273 46.88 0 1 15 2 2 0
First-class 27 38 5 802 93 24.30 1660 48.31 0 4 103 10 24 0
List A 4 4 0 55 22 13.75 72 76.38 0 0 3 1 2 0
Twenty20 16 4 2 15 7 7.50 14 107.14 0 0 2 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 6 702 490 12 4/91 8/188 40.83 4.18 58.5 2 0 0
First-class 27 49 4249 2466 58 5/56 8/111 42.51 3.48 73.2 2 2 0
List A 4 4 148 150 7 3/6 3/6 21.42 6.08 21.1 0 0 0
Twenty20 16 16 228 319 7 3/29 3/29 45.57 8.39 32.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston, Jun 8-11, 2014 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, Jun 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Central Districts v Otago at Napier, Feb 24-27, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Surrey v New Zealand A at The Oval, Aug 31-Sep 2, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Northern Districts v Otago at Mount Maunganui, Mar 13, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Kent v New Zealand A at Canterbury, Aug 27, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Otago v Canterbury at Dunedin, Feb 4, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Otago v Northern Districts at Hamilton, Jan 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/3, 28, 1/24, 12 NZ A v Surrey The Oval 31 Aug 2014 FC
13, 3/6 NZ A v Kent Canterbury 27 Aug 2014 LA
0/20, 7, 2/85 Gloucs v Worcs Worcester 15 Aug 2014 FC
0, 5/104, 109, 1/37 Glouc 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Hove 11 Aug 2014 Other
46*, 1/90, 4*, 3/84 New Zealand v West Indies Bridgetown 26 Jun 2014 Test # 2127
4, 0/111, 67, 0/17 New Zealand v West Indies Port of Spain 16 Jun 2014 Test # 2125
4/91, 7*, 4/97 New Zealand v West Indies Kingston 8 Jun 2014 Test # 2123
1/15, 11, 4/8 N Zealanders v Jam Sel XI Florence Hall 2 Jun 2014 Other
12*, 3/17 N Zealanders v Jam Sel XI Florence Hall 29 May 2014 Other
22, 3/39 Otago v Central D Dunedin 26 Mar 2014 LA
Profile

An offspinner whose cricket career was initially blighted by chronic fatigue syndrome, Mark Craig was a surprise inclusion for New Zealand's Test tour of the West Indies in 2014 when Daniel Vettori and Jeetan Patel were both unavailable. However, he justified that inclusion immediately, taking 8 for 188 in his debut Test, in Jamaica, and spinning New Zealand to only their second Test win in the Caribbean. His figures were the best by a New Zealand bowler on debut, and he became only the third player from the country - after Stephen Fleming and Mathew Sinclair - to win a Man-of-the-Match award on Test debut.

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Jun 20, 2014

Mark Craig cuts, West Indies v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Port of Spain, 5th day, June 20, 2014

Mark Craig cuts

© WICB Media/Ashley Allen

Jun 20, 2014

Kemar Roach appeals, West Indies v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Port of Spain, 5th day, June 20, 2014

Kemar Roach appeals

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Jun 20, 2014

Mark Craig and BJ Watling added 99 for the ninth wicket, West Indies v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 5th day, June 20, 2014

Mark Craig and BJ Watling added 99 for the ninth wicket

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Results
Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland - Mar 31, 2013
Auckland won by 3 wickets (with 149 balls remaining)
Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch - Mar 27, 2013
Canterbury won by 61 runs
Auckland v Canterbury at Hamilton - Mar 24, 2013
Auckland won by 128 runs
Wellington v Northern D at Wellington - Mar 24, 2013
Wellington won by 8 wickets (with 164 balls remaining)
Canterbury v Central D at Christchurch - Mar 20, 2013
Canterbury won by 156 runs
Otago v Auckland at Dunedin - Mar 20, 2013
Otago won by 6 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Wellington v Northern D at Wellington - Mar 20, 2013
Wellington won by 106 runs
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