Charles Coventry      

Full name Charles Kevin Coventry

Born March 8, 1983, Kwekwe, Midlands

Current age 31 years 232 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Matabeleland, Matabeleland Tuskers, Westerns, Zimbabwe Cricket Academy

Nickname Choppa

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Father - CK Coventry

Charles Kevin Coventry
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 88 37 22.00 93 94.62 0 0 14 1 3 0
ODIs 37 34 1 821 194* 24.87 929 88.37 1 3 62 28 18 1
T20Is 9 8 1 97 30 13.85 60 161.66 0 0 11 5 1 0
First-class 64 114 4 3018 116 27.43 5 14 99 3
List A 111 102 10 2591 194* 28.16 2 13 64 3
Twenty20 54 49 6 964 67* 22.41 666 144.74 0 3 80 60 24 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 64 210 155 2 1/26 77.50 4.42 105.0 0 0
List A 111 24 30 0 - - - 7.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 54 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, Sep 13-16, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Sep 20-22, 2005 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Zimbabwe at Bristol, Jul 6, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad, Mar 4, 2011 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Oct 17, 2011 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Southern Rocks v Matabeleland Tuskers at Masvingo, Mar 5-7, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Matabeleland Tuskers v Mashonaland Eagles at Bulawayo, Jan 19, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Easterns (Zimbabwe) v Westerns at Bulawayo, May 13, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chittagong Kings v Duronto Rajshahi at Dhaka, Feb 16, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 61 Tuskers v Rocks Masvingo 5 Mar 2013 FC
15 Rajshahi v Chittagong Dhaka 16 Feb 2013 T20
24 Rajshahi v Chittagong Dhaka 13 Feb 2013 T20
0 Rajshahi v Rangpur Dhaka 11 Feb 2013 T20
5 Rajshahi v Khulna Dhaka 8 Feb 2013 T20
20 Rajshahi v Royals Dhaka 5 Feb 2013 T20
47 Rajshahi v Rangpur Dhaka 4 Feb 2013 T20
1 Rajshahi v Barisal Chittagong 2 Feb 2013 T20
0 Rajshahi v Dhaka Chittagong 1 Feb 2013 T20
62 Rajshahi v Barisal Chittagong 28 Jan 2013 T20
Profile

Charles Coventry is an aggressive middle-order batsman who can open in one-day cricket and also keep wicket. He was Zimbabwe's youngest first-class player at 15 years 303 days, for Matabeleland in 1998, although that was due to being in the right place when a selected player withdrew at the last minute. Son of international umpire Charles Coventry, he learned his cricket at Whitestone School and Christian Brothers College in Bulawayo, and plays for Bulawayo Athletic Club. He played for the national Under-19 team in the World Cup in 2002, when he was also a student at the CFX Academy. He bats in glasses and most of his successes have been in one-day cricket; he has yet to learn to build major innings in first-class cricket. He favours the lofted drive but as yet lacks the discipline required of a consistently successful batsman. Despite this, he played two Tests against India in September 2005, after the withdrawal of most of Zimbabwe's top players, and did no worse than anybody else. However, coach Kevin Curran reports that he was sent back from the West Indies tour for disciplinary reasons. He went to play club cricket in England and wasn't part of the senior Zimbabwe side for three years. He made a headline-grabbing return in August 2009, equalling the record for the highest individual ODI score by blasting an unbeaten 194 in the fourth match against Bangladesh in Bulawayo.
John Ward

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Oct 15, 2011

Charles Coventry made just 10, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st Twenty20 international, Harare

Charles Coventry made just 10

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Sep 18, 2011

Charles Coventry is bowled by Junaid Khan, Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 2nd Twenty20, Harare, September 18, 2011

Charles Coventry is bowled by Junaid Khan

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Sep 16, 2011

Charles Coventry gets a high five after running out Asad Shafiq, Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Twenty20, Harare, September 16, 2011

Charles Coventry gets a high five after running out Asad Shafiq

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Tournament Results
Dhaka v Chittagong at Dhaka - Feb 19, 2013
Dhaka won by 43 runs
Chittagong v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 18, 2013
Chittagong won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Chittagong v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 17, 2013
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Chittagong v Rajshahi at Dhaka - Feb 16, 2013
Chittagong won by 4 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Dhaka v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 15, 2013
Dhaka won by 4 runs
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