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Angus Fraser MBE


Once the finest right-arm medium-pace bowler available to England, Angus Fraser was born at Billinge, Lancashire, in 1965 and he made his Middlesex debut in 1984. He was a permanent member of the county team until missing two complete seasons due to back and hip injuries in 1991 and 1992. Making a welcome return in 1993 he assisted Middlesex to the County Championship with 50 wickets. During the same season he returned to the England team making his twelfth Test appearance versus Australia in the Sixth Test at the Oval, when he won the Man of the Match award by taking match figures of 8 for 131 in helping England to their only victory of the series. His career best figures are 7 for 40 versus Leicestershire at Lord's in 1993 and as a right-handed late-order batsman his best score is 92 versus Surrey at the Oval in 1990. In all he took 177 wickets in 46 Tests for England. In 2001 he was appointed County Captain having taken over from the Australian Justin Langer. He retired in April 2002 to take up a job with The Independent newspaper as leading cricket correspondent and he is a regular member of the Sky Sports commentary team as well as on BBC Radio’s Test Match Special.