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Craig White      

Full name Craig White

Born December 16, 1969, Morley Hall, Yorkshire

Current age 45 years 13 days

Major teams England, Australia Under-19s, Australia Young Cricketers, Central Districts, Victoria, Yorkshire

Nickname Chalky, Bassey

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium, Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Flora Hill High School, Bendigo Senior High School

Relation Brother-in-law - DS Lehmann

Craig White
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 30 50 7 1052 121 24.46 2437 43.16 1 5 119 12 14 0
ODIs 51 41 5 568 57* 15.77 928 61.20 0 1 28 4 12 0
First-class 276 438 57 12395 186 32.53 21 62 167 0
List A 362 323 47 7317 148 26.51 5 30 101 0
Twenty20 33 31 0 570 55 18.38 493 115.61 0 2 71 13 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 30 45 3959 2220 59 5/32 5/57 37.62 3.36 67.1 2 3 0
ODIs 51 50 2364 1726 65 5/21 5/21 26.55 4.38 36.3 1 1 0
First-class 276 21286 11260 395 8/55 28.50 3.17 53.8 11 0
List A 362 11581 8462 337 5/19 5/19 25.10 4.38 34.3 12 3 0
Twenty20 33 6 71 132 2 1/0 1/0 66.00 11.15 35.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Jun 2-6, 1994 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2002 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 6, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 2, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1990
Last First-class Worcestershire v Yorkshire at Kidderminster, Aug 14-17, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1990
Last List A Gloucestershire v Yorkshire at Bristol, Jun 4, 2008 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Derbyshire at Leeds, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Derbyshire v Yorkshire at Chesterfield, Jun 15, 2008 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 Eng Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 9 Nov 2010 Other T20
29, 0c/0s Eng Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 7 Nov 2010 Other T20
20 Eng Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 6 Nov 2010 Other T20
86 Eng Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 5 Nov 2010 Other T20
- Eng Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 5 Dec 2009 Other T20
6 Eng Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 4 Dec 2009 Other T20
3 Eng Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 30 Nov 2009 Other T20
14* Yorks 2nd XI v Lancs 2nd XI Leeds 1 Sep 2009 Other
- Yorks 2nd XI v Durham 2nd Middlesbrough 25 Aug 2009 Other
- Yorks 2nd XI v Derby 2nd XI York 28 Jul 2009 Other
Profile

An action man of an allrounder, White only became an integral member of the England side after blacking out mysteriously in a street in Scarborough in May 2000. He recovered, attacked the game as if each day might be his last, and, almost overnight, became England's fulcrum at No. 7 or 8, although he has consistently been found out - like so many others - by the Australians. His batting is all about aggression, and he loves the challenge of launching the spinners over extra cover and sweeping them high over midwicket. Against the quicks he likes to hook, and isn't afraid of getting forward - even on the dodgiest pitches. His bowling relies on a muscular shoulder action and plenty of reverse swing at a decidedly nippy pace which he struggled to maintain as injuries took their toll. When White first played for England, it seemed that Ray Illingworth's Yorkshire bias had overstepped the bounds of decency. But in 2000-01 on the subcontinent, England wondered how they got by without him, and in December 2001 he hit a stirring first Test hundred in the heat and dust of Ahmedabad. He finally batted well against the Aussies at Melbourne in 2002-03 ... and then revealed he'd ripped a rib muscle while bowling the day before. England waited until the last possible moment for him to prove his fitness for the 2003 World Cup, testament to his perceived pivotal allround role. But he again broke down, and injury limited him to nine domestic appearances as a specialist batsman. He was appointed captain of Yorkshire in 2004, but it proved a disappointing year for the club, with their worst showing for 12 years, and for White himself, with just seven appearances this time. The following year was much brighter for the county, with White leading them back to the Championship's top flight, but he quit as captain at the end of 2006 after Yorkshire narrowly avoided going straight back down.
Lawrence Booth

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Jul 18, 2007

Craig White made 47 but Yorkshire couldn't get close to Sussex's total, Sussex v Yorkshire, Twenty20 quarter-final, Hove, July 18, 2007

Craig White made 47 but Yorkshire couldn't get close to Sussex's total

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Jul 24, 2006

Craig White is bowled by Andy Bichel, Essex v Yorkshire, Twenty20 quarter-final, Chelmsford, July 24, 2006

Craig White is bowled by Andy Bichel

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Jul 23, 2006

Craig White is run-out by Darren Maddy and Paul Nixon, Yorkshire v Leicestershire, Pro40, Scarborough, July 23, 2006

Craig White is run-out by Darren Maddy and Paul Nixon

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