Graham Wagg was a combative all-rounder who had previously played county cricket for Warwickshire and Derbyshire, besides appearing for England A, before enjoying a ten-year career with the Welsh county.
The left-arm swing bowler joined Glamorgan in 2010 and his abilities with the ball, as well as his forthright batting soon saw him become a valuable member of Glamorgan’s team in both formats of the game, besides showing a wholehearted and never-say-die attitude which helped Graham become a favourite with the diehard Glamorgan supporters.
2012 saw Graham miss several months with a foot injury, but even so, the summer still saw him record figures of 6/44 in the Championship match against Derbyshire at the SWALEC Stadium, as well as 4/45 against Surrey in the 40-over League game The Oval.
Graham was awarded his Glamorgan cap in 2013 – a season which saw him record the Club’s best-ever bowling figures in Twenty20 cricket as he took 5/14 against Worcestershire at New Road – whilst in 2014 he scored his maiden Championship century for the Welsh country, by completing a hundred in the match against Kent at Canterbury. He also began the 2014 season with career-best bowling figures of 6/29 against Surrey as Glamorgan romped to an emphatic ten-wicket victory at The Oval.
Graham enjoyed a stellar summer in 2015 during which he scored an outstanding maiden double-hundred against Surrey at Guildford where his swashbuckling efforts with the bat turned the game on its head and allowed Glamorgan to ease to an emphatic victory. He also bowled a number of decisive spells in white ball cricket, especially in the Twenty20 match against the Kent Spitfires at Tunbridge Wells where his frugal closing spell, allied to his earlier fifty, helped the Welsh county to a nail-biting one-run victory.
2016 and 2017 saw Graham continue to play a key role with bat and ball in white-ball cricket, and during the latter season he was a member of the Welsh county’s team that appeared at T20 Finals Day at Edgbaston. Graham was awarded a Testimonial Year in 2019, during which he added another feisty hundred to his tally, against Derbyshire in the Championship match at Swansea.
He appeared in three matches in the Bob Willis Trophy during 2020, as well as making half a dozen appearances in the Vitality Blast. Graham subsequently left the Glamorgan staff in October 2020 having failed to reach an agreement with the Club’s officials over a new contract, with his tally of 95 wickets in T20 cricket being the second highest in Glamorgan’s history in the short format competition.
WAGG, Graham Grant
Born – Rugby, 28th April 1983.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In First-class cricket – 200 v Surrey at Guildford, 2015; 6/29 v Surrey at The Oval, 2014.
In List A cricket – 68 v Hampshire at Sophia Gardens, 2019; 4/45 v Surrey at The Oval, 2012.
In T20 cricket – 53* v Kent at Tunbridge Wells, 2015; 5/14 v Worcestershire at New Road, 2013.