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Graeme Welch

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Full Name: Graeme Welch
Born: March 21 1972 , Durham
County: Derbyshire
Other teams: Warwickshire
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium Fast


The shining light for Derbyshire in their miserable 2005 season and was appointed captain in 2006 following the departure of Luke Sutton. He took a remarkable 58 wickets - the third highest in County Championship Division Two - during 2005 and also hit only his second-ever first-class century and four fifties to tot up a batting average over 30. That form saw him named the club’s player of the year and he was rewarded with a new two-year contract at the age of 33 before being named as skipper. Welch began his cricketing career at Warwickshire but signed for Derbyshire after finding firs...

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