Mark Craig

Mark Donald Craig (born 23 March 1987) is a New Zealand Test cricketer who plays first-class cricket for Otago. A spin bowler, he bowls right-arm off spin, and bats left-handed. He fields predominantly at second-slip.

Mark Craig
Personal information
Full nameMark Donald Craig
Born (1987-03-23) 23 March 1987 (age 33)
Auckland, New Zealand
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 265)8 June 2014 v West Indies
Last Test22 September 2016 v India
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2009–presentOtago
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 15 51 19 16
Runs scored 589 1,632 273 15
Batting average 36.81 26.32 24.81 7.50
100s/50s 0/3 1/8 0/0 0/0
Top score 67 104 46 7
Balls bowled 3,669 9,452 796 228
Wickets 50 129 15 7
Bowling average 46.52 43.15 45.86 45.57
5 wickets in innings 1 5 0 0
10 wickets in match 1 1 0 0
Best bowling 7/94 7/94 3/6 3/29
Catches/stumpings 14/– 44/– 10/– 10/–
Source: Cricinfo, 11 May 2017

Domestic careerEdit

In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Otago for the 2018–19 season.[1]

International careerEdit

Craig made his Test cricket debut for New Zealand against the West Indies in June 2014, winning the man of the match award for match bowling figures of 8 for 188. Craig has also shown the ability to bat in tight situations for his team, with his high score of 67 coming in a 4-hour stand with BJ Watling.[2] Craig became the first cricketer in Test cricket to hit his first ball faced for six with the bat.[3] He was also the fourth batsman in Test cricket to get off the mark by scoring a six and the first New Zealand player to achieve this milestone.[4][5] Craig also spent two seasons in England playing for Coombs Wood Cricket Club in the Worcestershire League in 2005/06.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  2. ^ "New Zealand tour of West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston, Jun 8–12, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Mark Craig and other batsmen who smashed six off first ball faced in an innings". Cricket County. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  4. ^ Unwalla, Shiamak (12 June 2014). "Mark Craig and other batsmen who smashed six off first ball faced in an innings". Cricket Country. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Six and in: Debutant's rare feat against Aussies". Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Latest News". Worcestershire League. Retrieved 21 May 2015.

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