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Wisden Obituary

Thomas William Graveney

Apr 13, 2016: In a career lasting more than 20 years, Thomas Graveney, scored nearly 48,000 at almost 45, including 122 centuries

Obituary: Tom Graveney, 1927-2015

Tom Graveney dies at the age of 88

Nov 3, 2015: Tom Graveney, one of England's most elegant batsmen, has died aged 88 after a long struggle against Parkinson's disease

George Dobell

The Wisden Cricketer - May 2008

From Grace to Hick

Aug 2, 2008: How the other 24 beat Mark Ramprakash to the landmark

Patrick Kidd

The Wisden Cricketer - May 2008

Join the club

Apr 30, 2008: Mark Ramprakash needs two hundreds to join an exclusive group of 24 batsmen to have scored a century of centuries. He and others talked about the landmark moment

Patrick Kidd

Tom Graveney's Test analysis

'Mike Brearley did his job magnificently'

Jul 19, 2006: Tom Graveney remembers the Headingley Test of 1981

Tom Graveney

Stephen Fay

Tom Graveney at Lord's

Dec 4, 2005:

Martin Williamson


A sad end to an elegant career

Dec 3, 2005: "The good years started as the result of a brawl. They ended with another fight"

Martin Williamson

October 2001

Cape crusader

Apr 10, 2005: Basil D'Oliveira © Getty Images There is nothing like being the centre of an international crisis to prove a cricketer's true mettle

£8.2 million investment pays dividends

Lord's unveils refurbished pavilion

Apr 8, 2005: The refurbished Lord's pavilion was today opened by Tom Graveney, the MCC's president, after a seven-month, £8.2 million makeover

Martin WIlliamson

Marylebone Cricket Club

Tom Graveney named as MCC president

May 6, 2004: The former England batsman Tom Graveney will be MCC's president in 2004-05

Steven Lynch

Willie Watson 1920-2004

A man for all seasons

Apr 24, 2004: Willie Watson, who has died at 84, saved the 1953 Lord's Test with a memorable innings, and was one of the last to play both cricket and football for England

April 2004

Leave Lancashire where they are

Apr 1, 2004: These are peculiar days at Old Trafford

Michael Henderson

April 2004

The light fantastic

Mar 26, 2004: Stephen Chalke investigates bats of the 1950s and why players were keen to watch their weight

He should have been a paceman

Jul 4, 2003: 1929 Birth of a left-arm spinner whose career makes Phil Tufnell's look boring

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Tom Graveney

Always the hero

Jul 1, 2003: Gloucestershire's folk hero embodied the dash and splendour of a more gracious age

Frank Keating


Jan 24, 2001:

The D'Oliveira Affair

'I never thought they`d do that to you, Bas'

Nov 27, 1995: Basil D'Oliveira recalls being left out of the 1968-69 side to tour South Africa ... and the storm which followed

Forward play the first essential, 1954

Batsmen must be bold

1954: The 1953 Test series against Australia resulted in a glorious victory for England, a victory which will give a tremendous fillip to the game throughout the country

F.R. Brown


Tom Graveney

1953: In the majority a county's strength suffers serious depletion up on the retirement of a great batsman

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