Full name Mason Sidney Crane
Born February 18, 1997, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex
Current age 19 years 339 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Hampshire Cricket Academy, Hampshire Under-16s, Hampshire Under-17s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|First-class debut||Hampshire v Durham at Southampton, Jul 19-22, 2015 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Hampshire v Durham at Southampton, Sep 20-23, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Hampshire v Sussex at Southampton, Jul 27, 2015 scorecard|
|Last List A||Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton, Aug 2, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Hampshire v Surrey at Southampton, Jul 10, 2015 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Surrey v Hampshire at The Oval, Jun 9, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|4, 1/110, 1, 3/126||Hampshire||v Durham||Southampton||20 Sep 2016||FC|
|1/30, 8*||Hampshire||v Yorkshire||Southampton||31 Aug 2016||FC|
|2, 3/143||Hampshire||v Somerset||Taunton||23 Aug 2016||FC|
|0, 0/16, 5*, 3/95||Hampshire||v Notts||Nottingham||13 Aug 2016||FC|
|3/87, 0/48||Hampshire||v Lancashire||Southampton||4 Aug 2016||FC|
|2/48, 5*||Hampshire||v Somerset||Southampton||2 Aug 2016||LA|
|0/9||Hampshire||v Glamorgan||Swansea||31 Jul 2016||LA|
|0, 0/66||Hampshire||v Kent||Southampton||26 Jul 2016||LA|
|3/210, 1, 0||Hampshire||v Surrey||Southampton||17 Jul 2016||FC|
|22, 2/65||Hampshire||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||10 Jul 2016||FC|
As an eight-year-old only child watching the 2005 Ashes series, Mason Crane was inspired by the bewitching displays of Shane Warne. From that moment he wanted to be a legspinner. When his home county, Sussex, left him out of their Under-14 squad he was bereft - for many a lad that would be the end of the story - but he was fortunate enough to be a pupil at Lancing College whose cricket master, Raj Maru, was a former Hampshire left-arm spinner and involved with the county academy. With the help of Maru and the Hampshire academy spin coach, Darren Flint, he soon won England call-ups at England U-17 and U-19 level.
Crane made his Hampshire 1st XI debut against Surrey at the Ageas Bowl and took 2-35 in four overs as he dismissed Kumar Sangakkara, quite a first wicket, with a rank full toss, and Vikram Solanki, stumped in more orthodox fashion. The last of Flint's 34 first-class wickets for Hampshire had been Solanki, a neat coincidence.
Crane's second season was harder going, although only Ryan McLaren took more than his 31 Championship wickets. He was hardly used in the T20 Blast but had long, career-forming bowls in the Royal London Cup. A winter was planned with the former Australia leg-spinner Stuart MacGill in Sydney.
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