Full name Craig Anthony Joseph Meschede
Born November 21, 1991, South Africa
Current age 25 years 158 days
Major teams Glamorgan, Glamorgan 2nd XI, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|First-class debut||Sussex v Somerset at Hove, May 18-21, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Northamptonshire v Glamorgan at Northampton, Apr 7-8, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton, May 15, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||Gloucestershire v Glamorgan at Bristol, Apr 27, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Guyana v Somerset at North Sound, Jan 12, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Glamorgan v Yorkshire at Cardiff, Aug 11, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|16, 1/43||Glamorgan||v Gloucs||Bristol||27 Apr 2017||LA|
|19, 1/44, 16||Glamorgan||v Northants||Northampton||7 Apr 2017||FC|
|6, 1/32||Glamorgan||v Cardiff MCCU||Cardiff||28 Mar 2017||FC|
|1/13, 9, 2/57, 0||Glamorgan||v Leics||Leicester||20 Sep 2016||FC|
|22, 5/84, 0, 1/78||Glamorgan||v Essex||Chelmsford||12 Sep 2016||FC|
|0, 1/42, 21, 0/13||Glamorgan||v Gloucs||Cardiff||6 Sep 2016||FC|
|8, 2/59, 6, 0/32||Glamorgan||v Sussex||Cardiff||23 Aug 2016||FC|
|2/17, 0, 1/63, 17*||Glamorgan||v Worcs||Worcester||13 Aug 2016||FC|
|0/10, 1||Glamorgan||v Yorkshire||Cardiff||11 Aug 2016||T20|
|34, 0/39||Glam 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Bath||8 Aug 2016||Other OD|
Born to a German father in South Africa but Somerset educated, Craig Meschede is yet another player to emerge from Dennis Breakwell's nursery at King's College Taunton.
Although it was his hard-hitting batting that originally attracted Somerset - he made his second team debut aged just 17 in 2009 - Meschede is an all-rounder of some promise and first gained headlines when he claimed Sachin Tendulkar, caught behind by former school friend Jos Buttler, as his maiden first-class wicket.
He has enjoyed some good moments with the bat - an innings of 53 from 28 balls to take Somerset to victory in a T20 over Glamorgan in 2011 - and a maiden first-class half-century against Hampshire later the same season was followed by 62 against Durham early in 2012. But it was more as a bowler he shone in 2013, taking 26 first-class wickets at 28.38 and 22 at 21.72 in the Yorkshire Bank 40.
Some difficulty against the short ball hampered his progress and he has spent much of his time since in the second XI. But Somerset retained faith in his talent and gave him a new contract at the end of 2014.
With Jim Allenby joining Somerset from Glamorgan at the end of 2014, though, there was a prospect that Meschede might struggle for first team opportunities at Somerset. It was therefore arranged for him to represent Glamorgan throughout the 2015 season on a loan deal, a season in which he prospered more with bat than ball. He confirmed that relationship by joining Glamorgan fulltime.
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