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IND v ENG (1)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
BPL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
WI 4-Day (4)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Craig White


December 16, 1969, Morley Hall, Yorkshire


54y 69d


Chalky, Bassey

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium, Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role



6ft 1in


Flora Hill High School, Bendigo Senior High School




An action man of an allrounder, White only became an integral member of the England side after blacking out mysteriously in a street in Scarborough in May 2000. He recovered, attacked the game as if each day might be his last, and, almost overnight, became England's fulcrum at No. 7 or 8, although he has consistently been found out - like so many others - by the Australians. His batting is all about aggression, and he loves the challenge of launching the spinners over extra cover and sweeping them high over midwicket. Against the quicks he likes to hook, and isn't afraid of getting forward - even on the dodgiest pitches. His bowling relies on a muscular shoulder action and plenty of reverse swing at a decidedly nippy pace which he struggled to maintain as injuries took their toll. When White first played for England, it seemed that Ray Illingworth's Yorkshire bias had overstepped the bounds of decency. But in 2000-01 on the subcontinent, England wondered how they got by without him, and in December 2001 he hit a stirring first Test hundred in the heat and dust of Ahmedabad. He finally batted well against the Aussies at Melbourne in 2002-03 ... and then revealed he'd ripped a rib muscle while bowling the day before. England waited until the last possible moment for him to prove his fitness for the 2003 World Cup, testament to his perceived pivotal allround role. But he again broke down, and injury limited him to nine domestic appearances as a specialist batsman. He was appointed captain of Yorkshire in 2004, but it proved a disappointing year for the club, with their worst showing for 12 years, and for White himself, with just seven appearances this time. The following year was much brighter for the county, with White leading them back to the Championship's top flight, but he quit as captain at the end of 2006 after Yorkshire narrowly avoided going straight back down.
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Craig White Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A36232347731714826.51--530--1010


List A362-1158184623375/195/1925.104.3834.31230
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Craig White oversees warm-ups
Craig White portrait
Craig White made 47 but Yorkshire couldn't get close to Sussex's total
Craig White is bowled by Andy Bichel
Craig White is run-out by Darren Maddy and Paul Nixon
Craig White leaps to catch Tim Ambrose off Adil Rashid