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Graham Napier      

Full name Graham Richard Napier

Born January 6, 1980, Colchester, Essex

Current age 35 years 239 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 162 222 41 5404 196 29.85 6 31 59 0
List A 240 179 21 2939 79 18.60 0 14 57 0
Twenty20 125 91 17 1158 152* 15.64 781 148.27 1 0 93 72 37 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 162 22276 13152 419 7/21 31.38 3.54 53.1 12 0
List A 240 8492 7474 287 7/32 7/32 26.04 5.28 29.5 10 4 0
Twenty20 125 124 2645 3462 142 4/10 4/10 24.38 7.85 18.6 2 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1997
Last First-class Kent v Essex at Tunbridge Wells, Jul 19-21, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 1997
Last List A Essex v Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford, Aug 2, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Essex at Birmingham, Aug 13, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/12 Essex v Warwickshire Birmingham 13 Aug 2015 T20
27, 1/56 Essex v Notts Chelmsford 2 Aug 2015 LA
1/61, 18 Essex v Glamorgan Cardiff 31 Jul 2015 LA
5, 2/37 Essex v Warwickshire Chelmsford 29 Jul 2015 LA
1/36 Essex v Lancashire Chelmsford 27 Jul 2015 LA
11, 1/77, 35* Essex v Kent Tunbridge Wells 19 Jul 2015 FC
1/36, 1* Essex v Middlesex Chelmsford 17 Jul 2015 T20
43, 1/16, 0/26 Essex v Glamorgan Chelmsford 12 Jul 2015 FC
8, 1/19 Essex v Middlesex Richmond 10 Jul 2015 T20
0/54, 23 Essex v Lancashire Manchester 6 Jul 2015 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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May 20, 2015

Graham Napier runs in, Glamorgan v Essex, Cardiff, May 20, 2015

Graham Napier runs in

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Apr 27, 2015

Graham Napier removed Matt Dunn's off stump, Surrey v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval, 2nd day, April 27, 2015

Graham Napier removed Matt Dunn's off stump

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Apr 20, 2015

Graham Napier's counter-attack reduced Essex's deficit, Essex v Kent, County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford, 2nd day, April 20, 2015

Graham Napier's counter-attack reduced Essex's deficit

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Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Canada v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v U.S.A. at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Nepal v P.N.G. at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Bermuda v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Italy v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Kenya won by 38 runs
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