Craig Matthews

South Africa|Bowler
Craig Matthews
INTL CAREER: 1991 - 1997
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Full Name

Craig Russell Matthews

Born

February 15, 1965, Cape Town, Cape Province

Age

57y 297d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

RELATIONS

BA Matthews

(brother)

As the level-headed "Captain Sensible" at Hansie Cronje's right hand for his first two years in charge, Craig Matthews played a crucial yet often unseen role in South Africa's success in the mid-1990s. Cool under pressure and calm in adversity, Matthews rescued the hot-headed young Cronje on several occasions in the early years of his tenure. Happy to play the unglamorous-workhorse role in the four-man pace attack around which the team was built, he would often bowl the most overs for the fewest runs running uphill, into the wind. His interests strayed beyond the field of play to the greater game and led to his appointment as Western Province's marketing manager upon retirement from first-class cricket.
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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test183339801502525/428/14028.882.2676.5120
ODI565530031975794/104/1025.003.9438.0300
FC1051766272032906/2224.832.4460.990
List A176872655232435/115/1122.723.7935.9710
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1825634862*18.3177644.840147240
ODI562291412610.8420269.800052100
FC10511932173410519.9314570
List A176703341731*11.2700430
Craig Russell Matthews
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Photos
Craig Matthews sets his field
Craig Matthews bowls  Darren Gough
Mike Procter places a beer can on Hansie Cronje's head while South Africa celebrate their win over Australia in the dressing room