Graham Wagg

Country: England
Born: April 28, 1983, Rugby, Warwickshire
Height: 6ft
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Medium fast
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

Graham Wagg Bio

Graham Grant Wagg, born on March 14, 1983, is a former English cricketer who represented Glamorgan and Warwickshire in county cricket. Known for his fiery left-arm seam bowling and aggressive batting, Wagg had a career marked by highs and lows, battling through personal struggles to emerge as a steady performer for his team.

Wagg’s cricket journey began early as he represented England at the Under-16 and Under-19 levels. His talent and potential were evident when he made his first-class debut for Warwickshire in 2002 at the age of 19. In that match, he showcased his skills with four wickets and a quick half-century against Somerset at Edgbaston. Such performances earned him inclusion in England’s Academy squad in 2002-2003.

However, Wagg’s path took a dark turn when he was banned for a year in October 2004 after testing positive for cocaine in a random ECB test. This setback saw him sacked by Warwickshire, forcing him to take a break from the game and coach for a year. Determined to rebuild his career, Wagg made a comeback with Derbyshire in 2006.

His return to county cricket was solid if unspectacular, as he played in just over half of Derbyshire’s Championship games in 2006. In search of new beginnings, Wagg joined Glamorgan in 2010. Despite a limited 2010 season where he played only four first-class games, Wagg’s commitment and perseverance paid off.

In 2013, Wagg played a crucial role in Glamorgan reaching their third Lord’s final, taking 18 wickets in the 40-over cup and achieving the best-ever figures by a Glamorgan bowler in T20 cricket, with 5 for 14 at New Road. The following year, a groin problem hampered his availability, but he still managed to record his highest haul in a season for Glamorgan, capturing 41 Championship wickets at an average of 30.68.

Wagg’s career reached its pinnacle in 2015 when, at the age of 32, he had his best season with bat and ball. He amassed 1160 runs and took 60 wickets in all formats, achieving his career-best score of 200 against Surrey at Guildford. Notably, this made him the first No 8 to score a double hundred in championship cricket since 2000. Wagg’s incredible innings also saw him hit 11 sixes, breaking Glamorgan’s club record for most sixes in a championship innings.

In 2018, Wagg made headlines for becoming the first county cricketer to be penalized under Law 41.5, known as the ‘fake fielding’ law. However, this isolated incident did not overshadow his consistent performances for Glamorgan across formats.

Despite his tumultuous past, Graham Grant Wagg’s talent and determination allowed him to rebuild his career and become a reliable and influential player for Glamorgan. His passion for the game and the resilience he displayed in the face of adversity serve as an inspiration to many aspiring cricketers.

Graham Wagg Career Stats

Graham Wagg Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 164 246 26 5904 200 26.83 9206 64.13 5 33 - - 54 0
List A 140 116 15 2060 68 20.39 - - 0 5 - - 45 0
T20s 144 107 32 1359 62 18.12 1099 123.65 0 4 105 43 38 0

Graham Wagg Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 164 - 27594 16036 465 6/29 - 34.48 3.48 59.3 16 12 1
List A 140 - 5453 5381 156 4/35 4/35 34.49 5.92 34.9 7 0 0
T20s 144 126 2415 3354 129 5/14 5/14 26 8.33 18.7 1 1 0

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