Ed Rainsford      

Full name Edward Charles Rainsford

Born December 14, 1984, Kadoma, Mashonaland

Current age 29 years 348 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Centrals, Mid West Rhinos, Midlands, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Provinces, Zimbabwe XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Sister - YB Rainsford

Edward Charles Rainsford
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 39 23 13 55 9* 5.50 134 41.04 0 0 2 1 8 0
T20Is 2 1 1 1 1* - 2 50.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 72 100 19 867 51 10.70 0 2 39 0
List A 84 49 22 226 31* 8.37 427 52.92 0 0 16 0
Twenty20 27 14 6 75 12 9.37 81 92.59 0 0 3 1 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 39 39 1907 1401 45 5/36 5/36 31.13 4.40 42.3 1 1 0
T20Is 2 2 36 67 0 - - - 11.16 - 0 0 0
First-class 72 10807 4874 242 8/42 20.14 2.70 44.6 10 11 2
List A 84 3979 3008 108 5/36 5/36 27.85 4.53 36.8 4 1 0
Twenty20 27 26 530 793 20 3/48 3/48 39.65 8.97 26.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Australia at Harare, May 29, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Ireland at Harare, Sep 30, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 12, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Oct 8, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Mashonaland Eagles v Mid West Rhinos at Harare, Dec 9-12, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Mid West Rhinos v Matabeleland Tuskers at Kwekwe, Jan 12, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mountaineers v Mid West Rhinos at Mutare, Jan 10, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 1/65 Rhinos v Eagles Harare 9 Dec 2013 FC
27, 4/31, 0, 1/4 Rhinos v Rocks Kwekwe 26 Feb 2013 FC
2/97, 2, 9* Rhinos v Tuskers Bulawayo 5 Feb 2013 FC
1/16, 10, 3/45, 1 Rhinos v Mountaineers Kwekwe 29 Jan 2013 FC
2/19, 7, 1/37 Rhinos v Eagles Kwekwe 22 Jan 2013 FC
2/9 Rhinos v Tuskers Kwekwe 12 Jan 2013 LA
10*, 1/22 Rhinos v Mountaineers Mutare 10 Jan 2013 T20
1/43 Rhinos v Mountaineers Mutare 9 Jan 2013 LA
2/26 Rhinos v Rocks Kwekwe 13 Dec 2012 T20
2/20 Rhinos v Rocks Kwekwe 12 Dec 2012 LA
Profile

Ed Rainsford is a tall right-arm seamer with the reputation of being one of the quickest bowlers in Zimbabwe. He won early selection for the national squad against Sri Lanka in 2004 when the 'rebel' players withdrew. He played five ODIs during that dispute, but never really made an impression. Zimbabwe's continuing player drain led to his recall to national colours in 2006. He has developed an excellent yorker, which works best with left-handers as his stock delivery swings the ball into them. Rainsford grew up in the Midlands town of Kadoma, and despite attending a minor cricket-playing junior school showed little interest in the game until he was 11, when his father, who had played at school himself, coached him and fired his enthusiasm. One of his older brothers played for Midlands in the early nineties before the Logan Cup acquired first-class status. After five years in the first team at Jameson High in Kadoma, he was so 'hungry' for cricket that he would catch a lift three times a week to Kwekwe, 45 miles away, to practise with the National League club team there. This led to selection for Midlands in the Logan Cup, as well as the Under-19 World Cup team and the CFX Academy in 2004. He performed commendably on the West Indies tour, but still tended to be inconsistent and left early to fulfill a club contract in England. He was less impressive in outings against Bangladesh and an Australian Academy side later in the year. After an outstanding performance in the Logan Cup in 2007, he was troubled by a bad stress fracture in his back, and did not feature in a single game for the national side between March 2007 and November 2008. Since his return to international cricket against Sri Lanka at Harare, Rainsford has struggled for penetration, but remains a potent force at domestic level.
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Nov 17, 2010

Ed Rainsford bowls against Mashonaland Eagles, Mashonaland Eagles v Mid West Rhinos, Stanbic Bank 20, Harare, November 17, 2010

Ed Rainsford bowls against Mashonaland Eagles

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Sep 26, 2010

Ed Rainsford seals the win with a last-ball six, Zimbabwe v Ireland, 1st ODI, Harare, September 26, 2010

Ed Rainsford seals the win with a last-ball six

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Sep 26, 2010

Ed Rainsford was the Player of the Match for taking 4 for 23, Zimbabwe v Ireland, 1st ODI, Harare, September 26, 2010

Ed Rainsford was the Player of the Match for taking 4 for 23

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Rhinos v Tuskers at Kwekwe - Nov 24-27
Tuskers won by an innings and 95 runs
Mountaineers v Eagles at Mutare - Nov 24-27
Eagles won by 336 runs
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