Graham House (cricketer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Graham House
Personal information
Full name Graham Warwick Charles House
Born (1950-09-04) 4 September 1950 (age 63)
Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg-break
Role All-rounder
Domestic team information
Years Team
1973 Western Australia
1974 South Australia
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 6
Runs scored 100
Batting average 14.28
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 70*
Balls bowled 586
Wickets 7
Bowling average 40.85
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/5
Catches/stumpings 3/-
Source: CricketArchive, 12 January 2013

Graham Warwick Charles House (born 4 September 1950) is a former Australian cricketer who played domestically for both Western Australia and South Australia during the early 1970s. Born in Busselton, a mid-sized town in the south-west region of Western Australia,[1] House was a talented schoolboy cricketer, captaining a representative Australian Schools team on a tour to India during the 1966–67 season.[2] He made his debut at state level during the 1972–73 season, having previously also played for a Western Australia Country team against the touring English cricket team. House made his first-class debut in that season's Sheffield Shield, in a match against Victoria at the WACA Ground.[3] A leg-spinner and competent lower-order batsman, he and Paul Nicholls worked in tandem as Western Australia's spinners during the match. House took only one wicket in the match (that of Graham Yallop in Victoria's second innings), but in Western Australia's second innings he scored 70 not out, his highest first-class score and only half-century. He and Jim Hubble put on an unbeaten partnership of 87 runs for the eighth wicket to secure victory by three wickets.[4]

House played a further three matches for Western Australia (two during the rest of the 1972–73 season and one the following season), but Bob Paulsen was generally the state's first-choice spinner, and he transferred to South Australia for the following season. Though hoping to gain more regular selection, he only played twice at first-class level for South Australia—once against Queensland and once against England on its 1974–75 tour of Australia.[5] Returning to Busselton, House occasionally played Australian rules football in the local South West Football League (SWFL), and won the Busselton Football Club's best and fairest award in 1976.[6] After retiring from playing, House served in various coaching and administrative roles in the Northern Territory, including head coach of the Northern Territory Institute of Sport's cricket program and chairman of selectors of Northern Territory Cricket.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graham House player profile – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. ^ Miscellaneous matches played by Graham House (11) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  3. ^ Sheffield Shield matches played by Graham House (5) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  4. ^ Western Australia v Victoria, Sheffield Shield 1972/73 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  5. ^ First-class matches played by Graham House (6) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  6. ^ Best and Fairest – Busselton Magpies. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Former Northern Territory Institute of Sport head cricket coach Graham House was the special guest presenter…" Advanced Coach Coaching Course – Western Australian Cricket Association. Published 26 October 2005. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Chairman of selectors Graham House yesterday announced…" Morris, Grey (2008). Spots in Strike squad a reward for playersNorthern Territory News. Published 19 July 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2013.