Matches (13)
NZ v IND (1)
WBBL (1)
CWC League 2 (1)
QEA Trophy (1)
AUS v WI (1)
Shield (1)
Hazare Trophy (3)
Challenger Trophy (1)
Marsh Cup (1)
SL v AFG (1)
NZW-U19 in IND (1)

Full Name

Craig George Williams

Born

February 25, 1984, Oshakati, Namibia

Age

38y 274d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Top order Batter

TEAMS

In the annals of Namibian cricket, few can match the statistical all-round heft of Craig Williams, who finished his career as his side's all-time leader in first-class, List A and T20 runs and record-holder for catches by an outfielder in first-class and List A cricket, while coming second only to Gerhard Erasmus in T20 cricket.

Born in Oshakati, near the border with Angola, prior to independence from South Africa, Williams did his schooling in Pretoria, where he was team-mates with Roelof van der Merwe, before making a national debut for Namibia in the CSA provincial three-day competition in October 2007. A half-century in each innings was a portent of things to come.

In a team that often had plenty of dashers come and go, Williams had a stabilising approach, most often at No. 4. But he was also versatile, adapting to almost any situation based on the talent around him. During the course of his career, he scored centuries at every position from opener down to No. 7, a feat that few in the Associate world can match.

Williams was almost as prolific with his brisk and canny medium pace, and versatile too, rotating from new ball to first or second change throughout his career. He is one of only four players to take 100 or more wickets for Namibia in both first-class and List A cricket.

After initially retiring following Namibia's failure to advance out of the top two from World Cricket League Division Two on home soil in 2018, he had a change of heart and came back to play a pivotal role in the same tournament a year later. The team won and secured ODI status after which Williams helped them qualify for their first T20 World Cup. His 40 against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi at the main event showed a glimpse of his class to the broader world.

Williams finally called it quits in 2022, but not before claiming two Player-of-the-Match awards in Namibia's historic 3-2 series win over Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, their first bilateral T20I series win over a Full Member.

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI18182488129*30.5065075.071140860
T20I353348058127.75713112.9006692330
FC9317111648418440.52916370.761534784114760
List A167162205011129*35.28590184.91833650
T2011410914255112526.852032125.54213187106290
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI181028822431/371/3774.664.6696.0000
T20I351317418193/93/920.116.2419.3000
FC93117656138601175/227/13632.993.5256.0340
List A167103366830341026/376/3729.744.9635.9310
T20114508121018423/93/924.237.5219.3000
Craig George Williams
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ODI
T20I
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Eagles vs LIONS281/2804-Sep-2022WindhoekOTHERT20
Namibia vs Nepal50/516-Jul-2022AyrODI # 4430
Namibia vs Scotland10/714-Jul-2022GlasgowODI # 4427
Namibia vs Nepal210/1511-Jul-2022AyrODI # 4422
Namibia vs U.S.A.10--30-Jun-2022WindhoekOTHERT20
Photos
Rishabh Pant stumps Craig Williams off Ravindra Jadeja
Craig Williams goes big
Craig Williams plays on the off side
Craig Williams prepares to bat at training
Craig Williams forces one off the back foot
Craig Williams is stumped by Matthew Cross