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Graham Napier      

Full name Graham Richard Napier

Born January 6, 1980, Colchester, Essex

Current age 34 years 205 days

Major teams England, Central Districts, England Lions, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Essex Cricket Board, Mumbai Indians, Wellington

Nickname Plank

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Gilberd School, Colchester

Graham Richard Napier
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 147 201 40 4985 196 30.96 6 28 53 0
List A 230 173 21 2861 79 18.82 0 14 54 0
Twenty20 110 80 14 1058 152* 16.03 727 145.52 1 0 90 63 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 147 20336 12018 366 7/21 32.83 3.54 55.5 11 0
List A 230 7955 6988 273 7/32 7/32 25.59 5.27 29.1 10 3 0
Twenty20 110 109 2326 2954 131 4/10 4/10 22.54 7.61 17.7 2 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1997
Last First-class Essex v Hampshire at Colchester, Jul 13-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997
Last List A Worcestershire v Essex at Worcester, Jul 27, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Essex v Sussex at Chelmsford, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4/59 Essex v Worcs Worcester 27 Jul 2014 LA
1/49 Essex v Sussex Chelmsford 25 Jul 2014 T20
17, 2/34 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 22 Jul 2014 T20
1/22 Essex v Gloucs Cheltenham 20 Jul 2014 T20
0/21 Essex v Glamorgan Cardiff 18 Jul 2014 T20
2/29, 9, 0/17, 19 Essex v Hampshire Colchester 13 Jul 2014 FC
1/27 Essex v Kent Colchester 12 Jul 2014 T20
4/44, 2, 3/85 Essex v Derbyshire Chesterfield 7 Jul 2014 FC
0/37 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 4 Jul 2014 T20
1/42, 2, 0/64 Essex v Gloucs Chelmsford 29 Jun 2014 FC
Profile

As a product of the Essex youth system, Graham Napier made his mark in county cricket as an allrounder of great promise, which he began to fulfil in the latter half of his career. In 2008 he wrote his name in the record books with an astonishing 152 against Sussex in a Twenty20, which included a world record 16 sixes; five years later, he took seven wickets in a 40-over match against Surrey, which included bowling Ricky Ponting through the gate before going on to take four in four balls.

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Jun 27, 2014

Graeme Napier gets a high five from Mark Pettini, Somerset v Essex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Division, Taunton, June 27, 2014

Graeme Napier gets a high five from Mark Pettini

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Apr 22, 2014

Graham Napier made 28, Surrey v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, The Oval, 3rd day, April 22, 2014

Graham Napier made 28

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Sep 4, 2013

Graham Napier cuts on his way to a half-century, Essex v Worcestershire, County Championship, Division Two, Chelmsford, 2nd day, September, 4, 2013

Graham Napier cuts on his way to a half-century

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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England 569/7d & 205/4d India 330 & 112/4
Group B: Glamorgan v Notts at Cardiff - Jul 30
Notts won by 3 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Group B: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Northants v NZ A at Northampton
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Somerset v Kent at Taunton
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Essex v Leics at Chelmsford
Jul 31, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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