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Graham Napier      

Full name Graham Richard Napier

Born January 6, 1980, Colchester, Essex

Current age 34 years 186 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 146 199 40 4957 196 31.17 6 28 52 0
List A 229 173 21 2861 79 18.82 0 14 54 0
Twenty20 105 79 14 1041 152* 16.01 715 145.59 1 0 88 62 29 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 146 20252 11972 364 7/21 32.89 3.54 55.6 11 0
List A 229 7895 6929 269 7/32 7/32 25.75 5.26 29.3 9 3 0
Twenty20 105 104 2215 2801 126 4/10 4/10 22.23 7.58 17.5 2 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1997
Last First-class Derbyshire v Essex at Chesterfield, Jul 7-10, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997
Last List A Lancashire v Essex at Manchester, Aug 26, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford, Jul 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
2/32 Essex v Somerset Taunton 27 Jun 2014 T20
4/43 Essex 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Bishop's Stortford 23 Jun 2014 Other OD
2/61, 37, 0 Essex v Worcs Worcester 18 May 2014 FC
1/47 Essex v Middlesex Lord's 17 May 2014 T20
4/30, 2 Essex 2nd XI v Leics 2nd XI Chelmsford 15 May 2014 Other T20
3, 1/32 Essex 2nd XI v Leics 2nd XI Chelmsford 15 May 2014 Other T20
2/17, 26* Essex 2nd XI v Unicorns Chelmsford 14 May 2014 Other T20
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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Tournament Results
Australia v England at Bridgetown - May 16, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Gros Islet - May 14, 2010
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 13, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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