Picture of Edward Rainsford

Edward Rainsford

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
Zimbabwe, Mid West Rhinos, Zimbabwe Under-19
Roles played:
Home country:
December 14, 1984, Kadoma, Mashonaland


One of Zimbabwe’s pace bowling talents, Edward Rainsford has made a name for himself by being able to bowl immaculate yorkers at will. Born in Kadoma, Mashonaland, Rainsford took to the game at an early age and his passion eventually took him to play for the country.

The speedster started playing first-class cricket for the Midlands in the Logan Cup and his performances soon got him a place in the CFX Academy. His talent was spotted early by the national selectors and he was quickly made a part of the Under-19 World Cup squad. The year 2004 saw him get his first break in international cricket due to the rebel players withdrawing. His first few performances were not top notch but he still managed to break into the side again a couple of years later. 2007 was not the best one for Rainsford’s international career as a stress fracture in the back forced him to miss out on almost an entire season right until November 2008. He has, however, bounced back well after the injury and still continues to be one of Zimbabwe’s finest pacers, especially on the domestic circuit.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 39 23 55 13 5.5 41.04 0 0 9*
T20 2 1 1 1 - 50 0 0 1*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 39 39 1907 1401 45 5/36 / 31.13 4.40 1 1 0 79
T20 2 2 36 67 0 0/25 / - 11.16 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 8 0 3


Zimbabwe Vs Australia at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - May 29, 2004
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Ireland at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Sep 30, 2010
Zimbabwe Vs India at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Jun 12, 2010
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs South Africa at OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein - Oct 08, 2010