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Graham Thorpe

Key facts

Full Name: Graham Paul Thorpe
Born: August 1 1969 , Farnham, Surrey
County: Surrey
Other teams: England
Test debut: v Australia, 1993
ODI debut: v Australia, 1993
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

Biography

Graham Thorpe announced his retirement from international cricket on July 22 2005 after 100 Tests for England since making his debut against Australia in 1993.He was arguably the best England batsman of his generation after becoming the rock in England's middle order, capable of hitting the boundaries but also knowing the value of ones and twos in order to keep the scoreboard ticking over.He has been "Mr Reliable" for Surrey since his debut in 1988 and only two years later he was selected to go on an England A tour to Zimbabwe and Kenya. The following three winters were spent touring with t...

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