Paul Grayson

Country: England
Born: March 31, 1971, Ripon, Yorkshire
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox

Paul Grayson Bio

Adrian Paul Grayson, affectionately known as “Larry,” is a former English professional cricket player and coach. Born on December 2, 1971, in Yorkshire, England, Grayson made his mark in the world of cricket with his all-round abilities as a slow left-arm bowler and right-hand batsman.

Grayson’s journey in cricket began at a young age when he represented England Young Cricketers in 1989, touring Australia with the team. In the following year, at the age of 16, he had an opportunity to pursue a career in football with Middlesbrough, but he decided to follow his passion for cricket instead.

Making his debut for his native county of Yorkshire in 1990, Grayson quickly displayed his talents and was selected as the club’s player of the year in 1994 after scoring his first 1,000 runs. However, despite his success, Grayson was released by Yorkshire at the end of the 1995 season.

Not deterred by the setback, Grayson joined Essex in 1996 and was awarded his county cap in the same year. It was at Essex where he truly flourished, utilizing his all-round abilities to great effect. Although his skills were evident in first-class cricket, it was in the limited-overs format where he truly made a name for himself.

Grayson’s slow left-arm bowling proved to be a valuable asset, especially in the closing stages of innings where he was known for tying up opposing batsmen. He became a key player for the Essex team and was eventually appointed the vice-captain of the club in 2001, showcasing his leadership qualities.

During his time at Essex, Grayson had the opportunity to captain the team in the absence of Ronnie Irani, and he successfully led Essex to victory in the Division Two of the County Championship in 2002. Injury troubles marred his career towards the end, and he decided to retire from first-class cricket after the 2005 season.

Upon his retirement, Grayson transitioned into coaching, remaining closely involved with Essex. He served as the second-team coach before being promoted to the head coach position in July 2007. During his tenure, Essex achieved considerable success, including winning the Friends Provident Trophy in 2008.

Despite the team’s success in the shorter formats, Grayson faced disappointment in knockout stages of tournaments, leading to his departure from Essex in 2015. Acknowledging the need for a coaching shake-up within the team, Grayson stepped down, ending his 19-year association with the county.

Grayson’s coaching career continued as he took up the role of coach at Durham MCCU, succeeding Graeme Fowler. Throughout his career, Grayson remained dedicated to the sport, showcasing his passion and commitment both as a player and coach.

Despite some ups and downs, Adrian Paul Grayson’s contribution to English cricket cannot be overlooked. His skills as an all-rounder, particularly in limited-overs formats, made him a valuable asset to any team he represented. With his retirement, Grayson’s focus turned to passing on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of cricketers, ensuring the legacy of the sport continues to thrive.

Paul Grayson Career Stats

Paul Grayson Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 2 0 6 6 3 13 46.15 0 0 0 0 1 0
FC 181 298 25 8655 189 31.7 - - 16 43 - - 121 0
List A 246 201 33 3426 82* 20.39 - - 0 11 - - 68 0
T20s 9 8 3 154 55 30.8 124 124.19 0 1 17 0 1 0

Paul Grayson Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 2 90 60 3 3/40 3/40 20 4 30 0 0 0
FC 181 - 12748 6038 136 5/20 - 44.39 2.84 93.7 - 1 0
List A 246 - 8477 6832 206 4/25 4/25 33.16 4.83 41.1 4 0 0
T20s 9 6 126 171 5 2/36 2/36 34.2 8.14 25.2 0 0 0

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