|Durham Representative No.:||80|
|Role:||Right Arm Fast-Med, Right Hand Bat|
Twitter - @BunnyOnions
Date of birth - 9 September 1982 Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Durham First Class Debut - April 2004 v Durham MCCU (home)
An ever-present in the Championship side, Graham Onions again cemented his place as one of the country’s most consistent bowlers with 54 wickets.
Only four bowlers in the country managed more wickets than Onions, who is now within striking distance of Simon Brown’s record of 518 first-class wickets for the county.
It is testament to Onions’ professionalism and dedication that he managed an uninterrupted first-class campaign after the serious back injuries of the past that limited him to nine England Test caps.
His excellence with the new ball did not always bring just rewards but he put up a fine performance in the final home game against Surrey, taking eight match wickets with 5-90 in the first innings.
One of last season’s highlights actually came through Onions’ batting. Brought in as a nightwatchman against Nottinghamshire, the 34-year-old emerged the next morning to hit his first career half-century, sealed with a picturesque straight drive.
An Ashes winner in 2009 and a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2010, Onions begins the season eighth on the all-time list of first-class appearances for Durham with 131.
First Class Highest Score - 65 (v Nottinghamshire, 2016)
List A Highest Score - 19 (v Derbyshire, 2008)
Twenty20 Highest Score - 31 (v Derbyshire, 2006)
Best First Class Bowling Figures - 9-67 (v Nottinghamshire, 2012)
Best List A Bowling Figures - 4-45 (v Lancashire, 2013)
Best Twenty20 Bowling Figures - 3-15 (v Leicestershire, 2014)
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