Players / England / Alf Gover

Alf Gover      

Full name Alfred Richard Gover

Born February 29, 1908, Woodcote, Epsom, Surrey

Died October 7, 2001, South London (aged 93 years 220 days)

Major teams England, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Other Coach

Alfred Richard Gover
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 1 1 2 2* - 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 362 414 167 2312 41* 9.36 0 0 171 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 7 816 359 8 3/85 4/127 44.87 2.63 102.0 0 0 0
First-class 362 74503 36753 1555 8/34 23.63 2.95 47.9 95 17
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Manchester, Jul 25-28, 1936 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 17-20, 1946 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1928 - 1948
Profile

Alf Gover had two long careers in cricket. The first was as a whole-hearted fast bowler for Surrey and, briefly, England; he then turned to coaching, and for around 40 years ran the best-known cricket school in England, at East Hill in Wandsworth, near Clapham Junction in south London.

  • Read More
Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Oct 22, 2004

Alf Gover

Alf Gover

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Aug 12, 1953

Former England players watch the fifth Test at The Oval, England v Australia, The Oval, August, 1953

Former England players watch the fifth Test at The Oval

© The Cricketer International

Apr 21, 1936

Alf Gover trains at The Oval, April 21, 1936

Alf Gover trains at The Oval

© Getty Images

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1937
Awarded MBE in 1998

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 50/1 (19 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 346/4 (82 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 368/8 (103 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 354/6 (113 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 153/1 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 200/4 (61 ov) Notts 94
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days
INSIGHTS
FORMAT
ODIs
RECORD TYPE
TEAM