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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.

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Oct 22, 2004

Alf Gover

Alf Gover

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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

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Apr 21, 1936

Alf Gover trains at The Oval, April 21, 1936

Alf Gover trains at The Oval

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1937
Awarded MBE in 1998

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 145/2 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 197/4
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 497/8
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 150/3 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 144/2 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 310/6
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 & 38/0 Northants 448/9d
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