Alexander Graeme Cremer

Zimbabwe Alexander Graeme Cremer

Plays for Zimbabwe
Age 31 years 38 days
Born September 19, 1986, Harare
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak googly
Graeme Cremer has chosen the hardest form of the game to master but his legspin showed enough promise to get him into the Zimbabwe side at 18 years old, after just six first-class matches. His selection at such a young age was entirely due to the exits of Paul Strang and Andy Whittall, and Ray Price's international hiatus, but it still takes some guts for a youngster to stand-up at Test level, and his debut series against Bangladesh provided a glimpse of his talent. He claimed six wickets in the two Tests but his next experience, against South Africa, was a much sterner challenge and he was viciously dealt with by Graeme Smith, AB de Villers and Jacques Kallis. He was on a hiding to nothing but such was the ferocity of the assault one felt for his state of mind, although to his credit he eventually dismissed all three. Zimbabwe's involvement in Test cricket was suspended soon afterward, and Cremer had to wait four years for another chance in the national side, eventually making his one-day debut against Kenya at Mombasa in January 2009. He picked up 15 wickets in that series, establishing a place in the Zimbabwe one-day outfit, and in his first year in the side took 32 wickets at an average of 22.15, although all but one of those wickets came against Bangladesh and Kenya. Cremer has potential with the bat, as is evidenced by his first-class high score of 171 not out, and has more than 250 first-class wickets. He plays for the Midwest Rhinos in the Zimbabwean domestic system. Andrew McGlashan and Liam Brickhill
Major Teams Affiliated With
Zimbabwe Mid West Rhinos Northerns (Zimbabwe)
Zimbabwe A Zimbabwe Board XI Zimbabwe Select XI
Zimbabwe Under-19s

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 4 0 0 50 17 119 21.84 63 1638 36 111 146
firstClass 10 3 0 61 23.37 171* 2828 25 146 86
T20Is 0 0 0 6 0 2 5.41 17 65 6 18 27
ODIs 1 0 0 30 5 41 16.00 58 624 18 57 81
tests 0 1 0 11 2 43 15.51 102* 481 3 34 17

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 4 5 4.41 26.61 6/33 6/33 196 5217 7095 146
firstClass 4 19 24 3.21 27.75 8/61 362 10049 18728 86
T20Is 0 0 0 6.98 18.84 3/11 3/11 33 622 534 26 27
ODIs 0 3 2 4.65 31.81 6/46 6/46 94 2991 3858 80 81
tests 0 1 6 3.75 44.01 9/275 5/125 54 2377 3794 25 17
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