Peter Graham (cricketer, born 1954)

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Peter Graham
Personal information
Full name Peter Colin Graham
Born (1954-12-25)25 December 1954
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Died 17 April 2015(2015-04-17) (aged 60)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Relations Norman Graham (cousin)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999 Yorkshire Cricket Board
1985 & 1994 Minor Counties
1976–1996 Northumberland
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 1 8
Runs scored 0 8
Batting average 0.00 2.66
100s/50s –/– –/–
Top score 0 4*
Balls bowled 177 492
Wickets 4 6
Bowling average 20.75 46.50
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/39 2/28
Catches/stumpings 2/– 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 November 2010

Peter Colin Graham (25 December 1954-17 April 2015) was an English cricketer. Graham was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. He was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.

Graham made his debut for Northumberland against the Lancashire Second XI in the 1976 Minor Counties Championship. From 1976 to 1996, he represented the county in 116 Championship matches, the last of which came against Cumberland.[1] Graham also represented the county in the MCCA Knockout Trophy, making his debut for the county in the 1985 MCCA Knockout Trophy against Durham. From 1985 to 1995, he represented the county in 14 Trophy matches, the last of which came against Suffolk.[2]

It was while representing Northumberland that Graham made his debut in List A cricket for a Minor Counties team against Kent in the 1985 Benson and Hedges Cup. The following year he played his first List A match for Northumberland in the 1986 NatWest Trophy against Essex. From 1986 to 1994, he represented the county in 5 List A matches, the last of which came against Nottinghamshire. In 1994, he played his second and final one-day match for the Minor Counties against Nottinghamshire in the Benson and Hedges Cup.[3]

Graham played his only first-class match in 1994 for the combined Minor Counties teams against the touring South Africans.[4] In this match he took 4 wickets at a bowling average of 20.75, with best figures of 2/39.[5]

He later represented the Yorkshire Cricket Board in a single List A match against Buckinghamshire in the 1999 NatWest Trophy.[6] In his career total of 8 List A matches, he took 6 wickets at an average of 46.50, with best figures of 2/28.

Family[edit]

His cousin, Norman Graham, represented Kent and the Marylebone Cricket Club in first-class cricket, as well as Northumberland in List A and Minor Counties cricket.

Later years[edit]

Graham went onto open a sports shop in Yeadon, Leeds.[7] He died following an illness.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com. 
  2. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com. 
  3. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com. 
  4. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com. 
  5. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com. 
  6. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com. 
  7. ^ "About Us". pcsports.co.uk. 
  8. ^ Alan Birkinshaw. "Tribute to Bradford League legend Peter Graham". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 

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