Graham Onions

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)

2014 was a year of extreme highs and devastating lows for Graham Onions.

The Gateshead-born star impressed for England Lions in February, bowled a stunning triple-wicket maiden during a vital Durham win over Glamorgan, signed a contract extension and was awarded a benefit year.

However, a back problem scuppered his progress early in the summer and the seamer's season was brought to a premature end in August due to an abdominal injury. In total, Onions featured 15 times in all competitions.

Despite fitness problems, the England International showed that he is still capable of reproducing the form that saw him claim an astonishing 70 wickets to help Durham lift the LV=County Championship title in 2013.

This was the third time that Onions had won the Championship and supporters will now be able to recognise his contribution to the club during his benefit year.

Onions will be raising money for the Special Care Baby Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the PCA Benevolent Fund and Steve Cram's COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas) charities.

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

First Class Highest Score - 41 (v Yorkshire, 2007)
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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