Craig Cumming

Craig Derek Cumming (born 31 August 1975 in Timaru) is a former New Zealand cricketer. He has played with The Pareora Cricket Club and the New Zealand cricket team in One Day Internationals and Tests. He was also the captain of the Otago cricket team, competing in the State Championship, State Shield and State Twenty20 competitions in the 2006/2007 season.

Craig Cumming
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Personal information
Full nameCraig Derek Cumming
Born (1975-08-13) 13 August 1975 (age 47)
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleOpening batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 228)10 March 2005 v Australia
Last Test12 January 2008 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 130)29 November 2003 v Pakistan
Last ODI10 February 2009 v Australia
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 11 13 121 122
Runs scored 441 161 7,154 2,810
Batting average 25.94 13.31 36.13 25.77
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 16/33 3/15
Top score 74 45* 187 112
Balls bowled 18 3,629 2,494
Wickets 0 31 40
Bowling average 53.48 47.85
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 3/31 2/18
Catches/stumpings 3/– 6/– 53/– 53/–
Source: Cricinfo, 16 April 2017

Domestic careerEdit

Cumming is a right-handed opening batsman who had played 99 First Class games, 103 "List A" or limited overs games and 9 Twenty20 games at the end of the 2006/2007 season. He played for Canterbury early in his career and debuted in First Class and "List A" cricket for them. Cumming has played for South Canterbury in the Hawke Cup.

International careerEdit

Cumming had a largely unsuccessful international test career, playing only 11 tests before being dropped due to lack of batting ability. He only made one half-century - a top score of 74 - and failed to reach three figures in any of his test innings. On 5 March 2005 against Australia, he was the recipient of, what is called the fastest recorded over ever in New Zealand, bowled by Brett Lee, in which he clocked 160.8 km/h (99.9 mph) at Napier as the fastest delivery of the over.[1]

After cricketEdit

Currently, he is a broadcaster for Newstalk ZB in Dunedin hosting local sports shows and producing 'The Country', which airs between midday and 1pm on Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport. He is also one of the domestic Sky Sport commentator for domestic cricket and international home matches, often giving titbits and trivia on cricket terms and hosting Dilmah tea parties during the tea breaks in Test matches.

Cumming is currently the head coach of the Otago women's cricket team.


  1. ^ Lee Unleashes His Fastest Delivery: Retrieved 25 June 2006.

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