Mark Crawley

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Mark Crawley
Personal information
Full name Mark Andrew Crawley
Born (1967-12-16) 16 December 1967 (age 49)
Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relations John Crawley (brother)
Peter Crawley (brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999 Middlesex Cricket Board
1991–1994 Nottinghamshire
1990 Lancashire
1987–1990 Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 80 77
Runs scored 3,778 1,293
Batting average 32.48 24.86
100s/50s 8/14 –/5
Top score 160* 94*
Balls bowled 6,144 2,334
Wickets 64 41
Bowling average 46.64 41.82
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 6/92 4/26
Catches/stumpings 68/– 22/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 November 2010

Mark Andrew Crawley (born 16 December 1967) is a former English cricketer. Crawley was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium. He was born at Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire.

Early career[edit]

Crawley made his first-class debut for Oxford University against Kent in 1987. From 1987 to 1990, he represented the University in 24 first-class matches, the last of which came against Cambridge University. During his 4 seasons with the University, he scored 1,189 runs at a batting average of 44.03, with 8 half centuries, 3 centuries and a high score of 140. In the field he took 17 catches.[1] With the ball he claimed 24 wickets at a bowling average of 62.29, with a single five wicket haul which gave him best figures of 6/92.[2] While playing for the University, Crawley also made a single first-class appearance for a combined Oxford and Cambridge Universities team against the touring New Zealanders in 1990.[3]

In 1987, he made his debut in List A cricket for a Combined Universities team against Somerset in the 1987 Benson and Hedges Cup. From 1987 to 1990, he represented the Combined Universities in 13 List A matches, the last of which came against Hampshire in the 1990 Benson and Hedges Cup.

County career[edit]

In 1990, Crawley made a single first-class appearance for Lancashire against the touring Sri Lankans.[4]

The following season he joined Nottinghamshire, making his first-class debut for the county against Oxford University. From 1991 to 1994, he represented the county in 54 first-class matches, the last of which came against Somerset in the 1994 County Championship.[5] In his 54 first-class matches for the county, he scored 2,047 runs at an average of 28.04, with 6 half centuries, 5 centuries and a high score of 160*.[6] In the field he took 50 catches, while with the ball he took 37 wickets at an average of 38.18, with best figures of 3/18.[7]

During the same period from 1991 to 1994, Crawley played 63 List A matches for Nottinghamshire, the last of which came against Worcestershire in the 1994 AXA Equity and Law League.[8] In his 63 matches for the county in that format, he scored 1,093 runs at an average of 26.02, with 4 half centuries and a high score of 94*. In the field he took 18 catches.[9] With the ball he took 35 wickets at an average of 37.91, with best figures of 4/26.[10]

In 1999, he made a single List A appearance for the Middlesex Cricket Board against Cumberland in the 1999 NatWest Trophy.[11]

Family[edit]

His youngest brother, John, played Test and One Day International cricket for England. He also played first-class cricket for Lancashire, Cambridge University and Hampshire. His younger brother Peter also played first-class cricket for Cambridge University. He is now married to Natasha Crawley with three children, Lottie Crawley (a student at St Paul's Girls' School), Sam Crawley (a student at UCS) and Francesca Crawley

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