Picture of Graham Onions

Graham Onions

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
England, Dolphins, Durham Cricket Board, Durham, England A, England XI, MCC, England Lions, Marylebone Cricket Club
Roles played:
Home country:
September 09, 1982, Gateshead, England


After various false starts, Graham Onions, a right-arm seam bowler, finally received his maiden England cap against the West Indies in 2009. When presented with the opportunity, Onions established a lasting taste of his prowess. In May 2009 at Lord's, as the West Indies were pegged at 99-4 in their first innings, skipper Andrew Strauss tossed the ball to his debutant right-arm speedster. In the septet of deliveries that followed, Onions knocked down four Windies, almost single-handedly dismantling their tail. Armed with a potent in-swinger, his end-to-end style helped him to debut figures of 5-38 and England notching an innings victory.

The peak of his career arrived after prolonged outings with the main squad for three years, being repeatedly included to tour - once even lined-up to replace an injured Darren Gough - yet never to make it to the first eleven. Recurring back injuries too played spoilsport. But all factors culminated to add to his determination, and a fiver on debut released all of Onions’ pent up potential at one go. He retained his place for the 2009 Ashes series, and a 4-58 in his Ashes debut helped England level the series. Later that year, courageous, last-wicket heroics with the bat to deny South Africa victories in two away Tests peeled a new layer of fame.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 9 10 30 7 10.00 30.92 0 0 17*
ODI 4 1 1 0 1.00 50.00 0 0 1
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 9 16 1606 957 32 5/38 / 29.90 3.57 2 1 0 12
ODI 4 4 204 185 4 2/58 / 46.25 5.44 0 0 0 11
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 1 0 0


England Vs West Indies at Lord's, London - May 06, 2009
Last played:
England Vs West Indies at Edgbaston, Birmingham - Jun 07, 2012
England Vs Australia at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street - Sep 20, 2009
Last played:
England Vs Australia at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 02, 2009