Graham Onions

Shirt Number 9
Squad number: 9
Durham Representative No.: 80
Role: Right Arm Fast-Med, Right Hand Bat
Graham Onions

Brief bio

Twitter - @BunnyOnions
Date of birth - 9 September 1982 Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Durham First Class Debut - April 2004 v Durham MCCU (home)

An astonishing return of 70 wickets from Graham Onions helped Durham lift the LV=County Championship title in 2013.

This was the third time that the Gateshead-born seam bowler has won the Championship with his county, and he was rewarded with a new contract in April that will keep him at Emirates Durham ICG until the end of the 2017 campaign.

After such a superb season, Onions was a surprise omission from the England squad that toured Australia during the winter and slumped to a 5-0 Ashes defeat.

Instead, Onions travelled to South Africa to play for the Dolphins franchise before an injury to Mark Wood prompted a call-up to the England Lions squad for their tour of Sri Lanka.

Despite understandable disappointment at missing out on selection for the full England side, the ever professional Onions performed superbly for the Lions.

An Ashes winner with his country in 2007, Onions is one of the most respected bowlers in the country.

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