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Chris Cowdrey      

Full name Christopher Stuart Cowdrey

Born October 20, 1957, Farnborough, Kent

Current age 57 years 4 days

Major teams England, Glamorgan, Kent

Nickname Cow, Woody

Batting style Right-hand bat

Other Commentator

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Tonbridge School

Relation Grandfather - EA Cowdrey, Father - MC Cowdrey, Brother - GR Cowdrey, Son - FK Cowdrey

Christopher Stuart Cowdrey
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 8 1 101 38 14.42 280 36.07 0 0 9 2 5 0
ODIs 3 3 1 51 46* 25.50 46 110.86 0 0 5 1 0 0
First-class 299 452 68 12252 159 31.90 21 58 295 0
List A 333 300 47 6846 122* 27.05 2 42 108 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 9 399 309 4 2/65 2/91 77.25 4.64 99.7 0 0 0
ODIs 3 2 52 55 2 1/3 1/3 27.50 6.34 26.0 0 0 0
First-class 299 14523 7962 200 5/46 39.81 3.28 72.6 2 0
List A 333 7740 5979 204 5/28 5/28 29.30 4.63 37.9 9 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Mumbai, Nov 28-Dec 3, 1984 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Leeds, Jul 21-26, 1988 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Nagpur, Jan 23, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 17, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1977-1992
List A span 1976-1992
Profile

Chris Cowdrey suffered throughout his career from comparisons with his father, Colin, but he was a better cricketer than many critics gave him credit for, although not quite up to the highest level (despite him calling his autobiography Good Enough). He captained England once, against West Indies in 1988, but his chance to prove his detractors wrong never came as he was injured after the one appearance and never chosen again. Many people thought that he owed appointment as England captain in 1988 had more to do with his father's reputation and the fact that the chairman of selectors Peter May was his godfather. An allrounder in county cricket, he bowled at a bustling medium pace, was a middle-order hitter, and a good fielder. He led Kent with skill, making the most of a limited side. After retiring, he became a radio commentator for Talk Sport.
Martin Williamson

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Feb 5, 2003

Chris Cowdrey makes a presentation at the Double Wicket World Cup launch, St Lucia High Commission, London, Tue 4 Feb 2003

Double Wicket World Cup launch event: Chris Cowdrey

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Feb 1, 1990

Chris Cowdrey grimaces at the practice session on the tour of South Africa, February 1, 1990

Chris Cowdrey grimaces at the practice session

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Jun 3, 1988

Chris Cowdrey

Chris Cowdrey

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