Graeme Cremer      

Full name Alexander Graeme Cremer

Born September 19, 1986, Harare

Current age 28 years 317 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Mid West Rhinos, Northerns (Zimbabwe), Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Board XI, Zimbabwe Select XI, Zimbabwe Under-19s

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Alexander Graeme Cremer
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 22 2 216 43 10.80 698 30.94 0 0 15 2 6 0
ODIs 48 32 9 372 37 16.17 581 64.02 0 0 29 1 14 0
T20Is 13 8 3 38 17 7.60 54 70.37 0 0 2 0 4 0
First-class 75 129 24 2310 171* 22.00 1 9 53 0
List A 102 77 24 1259 63 23.75 1708 73.71 0 3 98 11 32 0
Twenty20 52 32 9 332 36* 14.43 334 99.40 0 0 21 5 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 14 1616 1095 24 4/4 4/4 45.62 4.06 67.3 1 0 0
ODIs 48 48 2285 1830 56 6/46 6/46 32.67 4.80 40.8 2 1 0
T20Is 13 12 222 249 14 3/11 3/11 17.78 6.72 15.8 0 0 0
First-class 75 15643 8392 300 8/61 27.97 3.21 52.1 14 16 3
List A 102 4951 3673 139 6/46 6/46 26.42 4.45 35.6 5 1 0
Twenty20 52 50 1083 1157 50 4/17 4/17 23.14 6.40 21.6 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Jan 6-10, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Apr 25-29, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Kenya v Zimbabwe at Mombasa, Jan 27, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 14, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Canada v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 13, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 19, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Zimbabwe Select XI v India A at Harare, Jul 22-24, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Apr 25-29, 2013 scorecard
List A debut Mashonaland v Matabeleland at Harare, Nov 9, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 14, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northerns (Zimbabwe) v Southerns at Harare, Mar 19, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 19, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0*, 3/18 Zimbabwe v India Harare 19 Jul 2015 T20I # 442
1/20, 9 Zimbabwe v India Harare 17 Jul 2015 T20I # 440
0/42, 0 Zimbabwe v India Harare 14 Jul 2015 ODI # 3667
0/32, 27 Zimbabwe v India Harare 12 Jul 2015 ODI # 3665
0/47, 27 Zimbabwe v India Harare 10 Jul 2015 ODI # 3662
1/56 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 31 May 2015 ODI # 3653
2, 2/52 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 29 May 2015 ODI # 3652
0/27 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 24 May 2015 T20I # 418
2*, 2/28 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 22 May 2015 T20I # 417
2/109, 11*, 1/70, 3 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Harare 25 Apr 2013 Test # 2087
Profile

Graeme Cremer has chosen the hardest form of the game to master but his legspin showed enough promise to get him into the Zimbabwe side at 18 years old, after just six first-class matches. His selection at such a young age was entirely due to the exits of Paul Strang and Andy Whittall, and Ray Price's international hiatus, but it still takes some guts for a youngster to stand-up at Test level, and his debut series against Bangladesh provided a glimpse of his talent. He claimed six wickets in the two Tests but his next experience, against South Africa, was a much sterner challenge and he was viciously dealt with by Graeme Smith, AB de Villers and Jacques Kallis. He was on a hiding to nothing but such was the ferocity of the assault one felt for his state of mind, although to his credit he eventually dismissed all three. Zimbabwe's involvement in Test cricket was suspended soon afterward, and Cremer had to wait four years for another chance in the national side, eventually making his one-day debut against Kenya at Mombasa in January 2009. He picked up 15 wickets in that series, establishing a place in the Zimbabwe one-day outfit, and in his first year in the side took 32 wickets at an average of 22.15, although all but one of those wickets came against Bangladesh and Kenya. Cremer has potential with the bat, as is evidenced by his first-class high score of 171 not out, and has more than 250 first-class wickets. He plays for the Midwest Rhinos in the Zimbabwean domestic system.
Andrew McGlashan and Liam Brickhill

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Jul 19, 2015

Graeme Creamer and his team-mates celebrate a wicket, Zimbabwe v India, 2nd T20I, Harare, July 19, 2015

Graeme Creamer and his team-mates celebrate a wicket

© Associated Press

Mar 13, 2013

Graeme Cremer went for 103 from 20 overs, West Indies v Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Barbados, 2nd day, March 13, 2013

Graeme Cremer went for 103 from 20 overs

© West Indies Cricket

Mar 10, 2013

Graeme Cremer took seven wickets for 79 runs, Sagicor High Performance Centre v Zimbabweans, Tour match, Black Rock, March 9, 2013

Graeme Cremer took seven wickets for 79 runs

© WICB Media Photo/Nicholas Reid

Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pallekele - Mar 31, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 17 runs
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pallekele - Mar 28, 2013
Bangladesh won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Hambantota - Mar 25, 2013
No result
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Hambantota - Mar 23, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 32 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 16-19, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
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