Craig Young

Country: Ireland
Born: April 04, 1990, Londonderry, Ireland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Craig Young Bio

Craig Alexander Young is a talented cricketer who hails from Ireland. Born on April 4, 1990, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Young ventured into the world of cricket at a young age. He rose to prominence through Ireland’s Under-19 squads in the early 2010s, showcasing his immense potential and skill on the field.

Young had a breakthrough moment in his career when he made his men’s One Day International (ODI) debut against Scotland in September 2014. In an exceptional display of bowling, he took a remarkable five wickets, becoming the ninth bowler ever to achieve this feat on their ODI debut. This performance was not only a testament to his talent, but also a timely one as he had recently lost his county contract with Sussex.

Impressed by his abilities, Cricket Ireland provided Young with a central contract, recognizing his potential and offering him the opportunity to further demonstrate his skills. His bowling style, characterized by threatening pace and bounce, drew comparisons with, and evoked memories of another prominent Irish cricketer, Boyd Rankin. Interestingly, both Young and Rankin originate from Londonderry, adding another layer of similarity between them.

Although Young’s career trajectory has been marred by unfortunate injuries, he has managed to make a significant impact whenever he has stepped onto the field. Due to various fitness setbacks, he has been only able to feature in a little over half of Ireland’s ODIs since his debut. However, his statistical performance has been exceptional, with his strike rate and bowling average ranking among the best of Ireland’s top ODI wicket-takers.

Despite these setbacks, Young has remained resilient and determined. He has consistently worked hard to recover from injuries and regain his spot in the national team. His perseverance and passion for the sport have made him a respected figure in Irish cricket, and he continues to be an integral part of the team’s plans.

Beyond the cricket field, Young is known for his commitment to giving back to the cricket community. He actively participates in mentoring younger players and sharing his experience and knowledge with them. This dedication to nurturing the future generation of cricketers demonstrates his desire to contribute not only to Ireland’s success, but to the sport as a whole.

As Craig Alexander Young continues on his cricketing journey, his supporters eagerly await his return to full fitness and anticipate the impact he will undoubtedly make on the international stage. With his remarkable talent, unwavering determination, and strong work ethic, Young has the potential to become one of Ireland’s most influential cricketers, leaving a lasting legacy in the world of cricket.

Craig Young Career Stats

Craig Young Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 59 22 11 72 22 6.54 99 72.72 0 0 5 2 11 0
ODIs 44 24 12 125 40* 10.41 157 79.61 0 0 9 4 12 0
FC 18 18 6 97 23 8.08 225 43.11 0 0 12 1 5 0
List A 78 49 17 313 40* 9.78 377 83.02 0 0 26 9 19 0
T20s 92 35 15 130 22 6.5 168 77.38 0 0 11 2 24 0

Craig Young Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 59 57 1160 1522 65 4/13 4/13 23.41 7.87 17.8 2 0 0
ODIs 44 41 2072 1871 73 5/46 5/46 25.63 5.41 28.3 1 1 0
FC 18 30 2717 1617 67 5/37 8/122 24.13 3.57 40.5 4 2 0
List A 78 73 3584 3217 119 5/46 5/46 27.03 5.38 30.1 5 1 0
T20s 92 90 1854 2425 120 5/15 5/15 20.2 7.84 15.4 4 2 0

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