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Mark Craig      

Full name Mark Donald Craig

Born March 23, 1987, Auckland

Current age 28 years 159 days

Major teams New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Otago, Otago A

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Mark Donald Craig
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 16 6 421 67 42.10 816 51.59 0 3 43 8 11 0
First-class 41 59 8 1403 104 27.50 2668 52.58 1 8 175 20 40 0
List A 10 8 2 135 44* 22.50 180 75.00 0 0 7 1 5 0
Twenty20 16 4 2 15 7 7.50 14 107.14 0 0 2 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 20 2563 1521 38 7/94 10/203 40.02 3.56 67.4 3 1 1
First-class 41 74 7248 4152 102 7/94 10/203 40.70 3.43 71.0 3 4 1
List A 10 8 388 371 9 3/6 3/6 41.22 5.73 43.1 0 0 0
Twenty20 16 16 228 319 7 3/29 3/29 45.57 8.39 32.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston, Jun 8-11, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Leeds, May 29-Jun 2, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Central Districts v Otago at Napier, Feb 24-27, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class England v New Zealand at Leeds, May 29-Jun 2, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Northern Districts v Otago at Mount Maunganui, Mar 13, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Central Districts v Otago at New Plymouth, Jan 28, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Otago v Canterbury at Dunedin, Feb 4, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Otago v Northern Districts at Hamilton, Jan 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
41*, 2/48, 58*, 3/73 New Zealand v England Leeds 29 May 2015 Test # 2163
1/77, 0, 1/96, 4 New Zealand v England Lord's 21 May 2015 Test # 2162
17, 0/29, 9, 4/56 N Zealanders v Worcs Worcester 14 May 2015 Other
7, 1/31, 20, 5/34 N Zealanders v Somerset Taunton 8 May 2015 FC
0/58, 26 Otago v Wellington Queenstown 28 Feb 2015 FC
3/85, 6, 1/51 Otago v Wellington Wellington 16 Feb 2015 FC
1/30 Otago v Central D Invercargill 6 Feb 2015 FC
1/50, 44* Otago v Central D New Plymouth 28 Jan 2015 LA
0/44, 26* Otago v Northern D Queenstown 24 Jan 2015 LA
- Otago v Canterbury Rangiora 21 Jan 2015 LA
Profile

An offspinner whose cricket career was initially blighted by chronic fatigue syndrome, Mark Craig was a surprise inclusion for New Zealand's Test tour of the West Indies in 2014 when Daniel Vettori and Jeetan Patel were both unavailable. However, he justified that inclusion immediately, taking 8 for 188 in his debut Test, in Jamaica, and spinning New Zealand to only their second Test win in the Caribbean. His figures were the best by a New Zealand bowler on debut, and he became only the third player from the country - after Stephen Fleming and Mathew Sinclair - to win a Man-of-the-Match award on Test debut.

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Jun 2, 2015

Mark Craig appeals for the final wicket, England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day, June 2, 2015

Mark Craig appeals for the final wicket

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Jun 2, 2015

Ian Bell slumps on his bat after being dismissed, England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day, June 2, 2015

Ian Bell slumps on his bat after being dismissed

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Jun 1, 2015

Mark Craig made his third Test half-century, England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day, June 1, 2015

Mark Craig made his third Test 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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