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Norm Graham      

Full name John Norman Graham

Born May 8, 1943, Hexham, Northumberland

Current age 71 years 348 days

Major teams Kent, Northumberland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 6 ft 8 in

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 189 178 73 404 23 3.84 0 0 40 0
List A 123 46 32 85 13 6.07 0 0 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 189 36379 13722 614 8/20 22.34 2.26 59.2 26 3
List A 123 6254 3213 172 5/7 5/7 18.68 3.08 36.3 2 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1964 - 1977
List A span 1964 - 1984
Profile

Norm Graham was a very tall fast-medium bowler who was a tough proposition on any pitch offering bounce. He was with Kent for 14 seasons but played infrequently at either end of his time for club, and often struggled with illness and injury. In 1967 and 1968 he was at his best, taking 104 wickets at 13.90. He was effective in one-day cricket, and his real value can be gauged from his economy rate as much as his wickets. His fourth one-day match was the 1967 Gillette final where he took 1 for 26 from 12 overs in Kent's victory - he went on to play a part in two more one-day cup triumphs. He was a genuine No. 11 and is one of the rare breed who finished with more wickets than first-class runs, and his ground fielding was often entertainingly poor, but at 6'8" that was understandable. After retiring he played four more years for Northumberland.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby - Apr 19-22
Lancashire 293 & 37/3 Derbyshire 274
Essex v Kent at Chelmsford - Apr 19-22
Kent 193 & 163 Essex 164 & 66/4
Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff - Apr 19-22
Surrey 563/7d Glamorgan 128/2
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - Apr 19-22
Notts 428 Yorkshire 231/3
Sussex v Worcs at Hove - Apr 19-22
Sussex 345 & 10/0 Worcs 389
Warwickshire v Hampshire at Birmingham - Apr 19-22
Hampshire 319 & 42/1 Warwickshire 280
4th Youth ODI: Aust U19 v England U19 at Perth - Apr 21
Aust U19 won by 7 wickets (with 132 balls remaining)
2nd Test: West Indies v England at St George's
Apr 21-25, 2015 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT)
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