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Craig White

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
England, England A, Yorkshire, Victoria, Australia Under-19, Central Stags
Roles played:
Home country:
December 16, 1969, Morley Hall


An all-rounder who batted right-handed and bowled right-arm fast-medium along with off-break, Craig White made his maiden international appearance for England as early as 1994.

With a muscular shoulder action and reverse swing at deadly place aplenty, White struggled to keep his pace with injuries taking a toll on his body. However, in 2001, he showed his England teammates that he was much more than just a bowler. Batting in extremely hot and humid conditions, White smashed a gritty Test hundred against India. Decent batting performances followed against Australia and the all-rounder became an integral part of the England setup. In 2003, he ripped a rib muscle and that eventually cost him a place in the ICC Cricket World Cup that year. Injuries limited his domestic appearances as well, but in 2004, he returned to captain Yorkshire. The stint didn’t go too well, as Yorkshire slipped to their worst performance in 12 years. Personally too, White played just 7 games.

A year later, an inspired White guided his county back to the Championship fight. Later in 2006, he gave up captaincy. Retirement came in 2008, with more than 12, 000 runs and 395 first-class wickets. White took to coaching and his final assignment was Yorshire’s second XI. In 2012, he relinquished that position as joined Hampshire as their head coach ahead of a new season.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 30 50 1052 7 24.46 43.16 1 5 121
ODI 51 41 578 5 16.05 62.28 0 1 57*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 30 45 3959 2220 59 5/32 / 37.62 3.36 2 3 0 45
ODI 51 50 2364 1726 65 5/21 / 26.55 4.38 1 1 0 31
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 14 0 0
ODI 12 0 3


England Vs New Zealand at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Jun 02, 1994
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Dec 26, 2002
England Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Dec 06, 1994
Last played:
England Vs Australia at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - Mar 02, 2003