Full name David Michael Green
Born November 10, 1939, Llanengan, Caernarvon, Wales
Died March 19, 2016, Devon (aged 76 years 130 days)
Major teams Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Oxford University
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class span||1959 - 1971|
|List A span||1964 - 1973|
David Green was a top-order batsman and a useful medium-pacer, described by Wisden as "undoubtedly the sort of player the game demands - aggressive, talented and entertaining, a forceful driver of the ball, a neat exponent of the pull and cut, and also a sweeper of more than average ability".
Green played for Lancashire 2nd XI while still at Manchester Grammar School and won Blues at Oxford in 1959, 1960 and 1961, making his Lancashire debut in the first of those and, in his debut first-class season, topping 1000 runs for the first of seven times.
After leaving university he missed the 1963 season, opting to play league cricket, before returning to Lancashire in 1964 and immediately securing a regular place in the side. In 1965, as vice-captain, he topped 2000 runs without hitting a hundred but in 1967 his season was limited by a leg injury, and it was to general surprise that he was released at the end of the summer.
He was snapped up by Gloucestershire and repaid them immediately by scoring 2,137 runs at 40.32 including a career-best 233, an achievement that earned him selection as one of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year. Although he topped 1000 in the next two seasons, he never quite recaptured that form.
He was also a talented rugby player, turning out for Sale and for Cheshire. After retiring he worked as a journalist, almost exclusively for The Daily Telegraph.
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