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Craig Spearman

Key facts

Full Name: Craig Murray Spearman
Born: July 4 1972 , Auckland
Other teams: New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Central Districts
Test debut: New Zealand v Pakistan, Christchurch, Dec 8-12 1995
ODI debut: New Zealand v Pakistan, Dunedin, Dec 15 1995
Batting Style: Right-hand bat

Biography

Spearman played 19 Tests and 51 one-day internationals for New Zealand, but qualifies as an Englishman due to his Welsh mother. He moved to England in 2001 to pursue a career in banking, but John Bracewell enticed him to Bristol and he has since been a major part of Gloucestershire's plans. He did not qualify as an overseas county player, but his New Zealand career meant that he has had to wait three years before becoming eligible for England international honours. A dashing batsman, he made 341 against Middlesex in 2004, breaking WG Grace's 128-year-old record for the highest score ...

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