S.G. Graves Bowler

Plays for The Solid Rocks
Age: 36
Left-hand batsman
Left-arm medium bowler

An ever present member of the Ducklings seam attack, Graves' versatility has been the secret to his longevity as he has fulfilled a range of different roles for the FC XI. Initially tasked with being the control to express paceman Fishwick and young firebrand Sandhu he was able to apply pressure whilst still maintaining a steady wicket taking threat. When both these players moved on he stepped up to lead the attack as the experienced seamer, where he did his best to guide young up and comers Jessup and Bateman-Champain through their early seasons. With them struggling he suddenly found himself relegated to a supporting role as third seamer behind veteran signings Andreae and Tyler and, when Caffyn arrived a season later, effectively 4th seamer. As age caught up with these older players he again found himself in the role of attack leader and guiding light for the returning, now better equipped, Jessup and Bateman-Champain. During his first match back with the new ball he became the all-time leading FC wicket taker for the Ducklings (surpassing Brackley) whilst taking his 5th FC 5wi on the way to his second 50+ wicket season. At the end of his 30th year, 8th season, he stepped down from leading the line in FC cricket having taken his best season's haul (57). He has toiled exceptionally hard for the FC team, having the most FC wickets (379 @30.31) of any bowler to play for the Ducklings (138 more than second place). Additionally, he is the only man to bowl more than 20,000 deliveries in FC cricket (over 6,500 more than any other). He took 50+ in a season on three occasions and took 13 5wi (the most by a seamer, 3rd most by any bowler). He would have, perhaps, had a better record had he not been the quickest bowler in the side (despite being barely FM) for the majority of his time. This lead to a dual 'shock and stock' bowler role, his pace rarely being enough by itself to intimidate batsmen. His ideal role was that of a persistent hit the seam bowler making the most of his left-arm angle and any grass or cracks in the pitch. Always a canny OD bowler, he was able to utilize a variety of cutters at the death and a mix of lengths bowling around the channel with the newer ball. He continued to play OD cricket long after he had retired from the loner form, using his knowledge and experience to guide the next generation of seam bowlers.

He leaves the Ducklings as their second most prolific FC bowler and 3rd most prolific OD bowler,

Statistics

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Debut
06 October 2015 The Ducklings vs slary blood
Last match
25 June 2019 Ukhrul Thunder CC vs The Solid Rocks

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 36033115.5052.380010100
Career 11017013292221.8617.69003208801

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Season 3474210919/637/723.332.6652.67010
Career 110210891169638822/980/1330.143.3354.3520141
Debut
22 December 2015 The Ducklings vs The Mighty Mighty Ducks
Last match
28 May 2019 The Solid Rocks vs Bantfu

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 914034152.4340.960010600

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Career 9644379198/418/819.953.5333.89200
Debut
07 March 2016 Goulburn Valley Cows vs The Ducklings
Last match
02 June 2019 Schrodinger's cat vs The Solid Rocks

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 1630402113.33142.860051600

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Career 168346842424/428.504.9234.7520
Debut
03 January 2016 The Ducklings vs Anoia Rising From The Cutlery
Last match
23 June 2019 Smarty 11 vs The Solid Rocks

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 21000000000001
Career 1565816330277.8648.390024047012

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Season 2120106348/335.335.3040.0000
Career 1568191713819730/536.235.2341.5874

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