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Craig Simmons      

Full name Craig Joseph Simmons

Born December 1, 1982, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 32 years 274 days

Major teams New South Wales, Perth Scorchers, Western Australia, Western Australia Under-23s

Nickname Simmo

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium, Slow left-arm orthodox, Slow left-arm chinaman

Height 1.86 m

Craig Joseph Simmons
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 7 12 0 187 60 15.58 394 47.46 0 1 3 0
List A 21 21 0 501 98 23.85 708 70.76 0 3 4 0
Twenty20 25 25 1 671 112 27.95 463 144.92 2 0 58 38 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 7 120 72 1 1/37 1/57 72.00 3.60 120.0 0 0 0
List A 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 25 4 72 80 2 2/26 2/26 40.00 6.66 36.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Dec 20-22, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Mar 1-4, 2012 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v New South Wales at Perth, Nov 4, 2005 scorecard
Last List A New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 26, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New South Wales v Victoria at Sydney, Jan 21, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers at Adelaide, Jan 24, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5 Strikers v Syd Sixers Adelaide 24 Jan 2015 T20
15 Strikers v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 19 Jan 2015 T20
46 Strikers v Syd Sixers Sydney 14 Jan 2015 T20
21 Strikers v Syd Thunder Adelaide 12 Jan 2015 T20
0/19, 17 Strikers v Scorchers Adelaide 6 Jan 2015 T20
2/26, 15 Strikers v Heat Brisbane 4 Jan 2015 T20
0/21, 22 Strikers v Hurricanes Adelaide 31 Dec 2014 T20
12 Strikers v Scorchers Perth 22 Dec 2014 T20
0/14, 30 Strikers v Melb Stars Adelaide 18 Dec 2014 T20
47 West Aust v NSW Sydney 26 Oct 2014 LA
Profile

A Western Australia junior, Craig Simmons represented his home state in a Pura Cup game before taking his aggressive batting talents east to avoid Perth's backlog of well-credentialled top-order players. The move worked in 2005-06, as Simmons was a familiar face in both New South Wales teams, picking up 157 runs at 26.16 in the ING Cup and a top score of 43 in three Pura Cup fixtures. However, he could not break back into the first-class set-up last season and added only two one-day games to his tally. Simmons was a heavily decorated youth player who was part of the World Cup-winning under-19 team in 2002, the Academy, and a national development tour to India.
Cricinfo staff June 2007

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Jan 24, 2015

Breaking Bat: Craig Simmons gets an unusual sight of a broken bat, Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers, BBL 2014-15, semi-final, Adelaide, January 24, 2015

Breaking Bat: Craig Simmons gets an unusual sight of a broken bat

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Jan 14, 2015

Craig Simmons hit 46 off 34 balls, Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League 2014-15, Sydney, January 14, 2015

Craig Simmons hit 46 off 34 balls

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Sep 24, 2014

Craig Simmons was stumped for 39, Kolkata Knight Riders v Perth Scorchers, CLT20, Group A, Hyderabad, September 24, 2014

Craig Simmons was stumped for 39

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Notes

Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy 2002

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st ODI: England v Australia at Southampton
Sep 3, 2015 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
2nd ODI: England v Australia at Lord's
Sep 5, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
3rd ODI: England v Australia at Manchester
Sep 8, 2015 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
4th ODI: England v Australia at Leeds
Sep 11, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
5th ODI: England v Australia at Manchester
Sep 13, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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