Ed Rainsford

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Ed Rainsford
Personal information
Full nameEdward Charles Rainsford
Born (1984-12-14) 14 December 1984 (age 34)
Kadoma, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RoleBowler
RelationsYvonne Rainsford (sister)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 83)29 May 2004 v Australia
Last ODI30 September 2010 v Ireland
T20I debut (cap 26)12 June 2010 v India
Last T20I8 October 2010 v South Africa
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2002–06Midlands
2004–10Zimbabwe
2007–09Centrals
2009–11Mid West Rhinos
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I F/C LA
Matches 39 2 56 72
Runs scored 55 1 672 164
Batting average 5.50 11.38 7.13
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/2 0/0
Top score 9* 1* 51 31*
Balls bowled 1907 36 8019 3353
Wickets 45 0 180 86
Bowling average 31.13 20.85 29.22
5 wickets in innings 1 0 9 1
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 5/36 0/25 6/20 5/36
Catches/stumpings 9/- 0/- 27/- 15/-
Source: Cricinfo, 5 August 2011

Edward Charles Rainsford (born 14 December 1984) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He has played 39 ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals for Zimbabwe, his sister, Yvonne Rainsford is a Zimbabwean cricketer who was also a member of the first Zimbabwe women's cricket team when they made their international debut in 2006.

Career[edit]

Domestic career[edit]

Rainsford played two matches for the Gloucestershire Second XI in the Second XI Championship in 2008,[1] taking five wickets at an average of 35.20, with a best of 3/56.[2]

International career[edit]

Rainsford represented the Zimbabwe Under-19 cricket team at the 2004 Under-19 World Cup, taking four wickets in six games at an average of 38.00, with a best of 2/37.[3]

He is primarily a right arm medium-fast seam bowler with a 22.03 first-class average whose skill in yorkers is well documented.

During the 2006 Zimbabwean tour of Bangladesh, he left the tour early to fulfil a club contract in England with North London side Harefield CC, he took 33 wickets in 17 games, including a spectacular 4 wickets in 4 consecutive balls.

Edward Rainsford was ruled out of the World Cup 2011 due to an ankle injury, he was sent to fly home.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Second XI Championship matches played by Edward Rainsford – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  2. ^ Bowling for Gloucestershire Second XI in Second Eleven Championship 2008 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  3. ^ Bowling for Zimbabwe Under-19s at the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2003/04 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 August 2011.

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