Graeme Fowler      

Full name Graeme Fowler

Born April 20, 1957, Accrington, Lancashire

Current age 57 years 83 days

Major teams England, Durham, Lancashire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Commentator

Education Accrington Grammar School; Durham University

Graeme Fowler
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 37 0 1307 201 35.32 3362 38.87 3 8 145 3 10 0
ODIs 26 26 2 744 81* 31.00 1321 56.32 0 4 67 1 4 2
First-class 292 495 27 16663 226 35.60 36 85 152 5
List A 315 306 15 8923 136 30.66 9 53 101 5
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 3 18 11 0 - - - 3.66 - 0 0 0
ODIs 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 292 407 366 10 2/34 36.60 5.39 40.7 0 0
List A 315 6 1 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Leeds, Aug 26-31, 1982 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Kanpur, Jan 31-Feb 5, 1985 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v New Zealand at Sydney, Jan 20, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Manchester, May 26, 1986 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1979-1994
List A span 1978-1994
Profile

"Foxy" Fowler was a left-handed opener who apparently played and missed so often that soon even he hardly seemed to know whether he had an elaborate and irritating way of leaving the ball or whether he was phenomenally lucky. When he did make contact, Fowler was impressive, especially off the back foot. But he was certainly lucky that so many potential openers went on the rebel 1981-82 tour of South Africa: all his 21 Tests came while they were banned. His career reached its apogee with his marvellous 201 in the 1984-85 Madras Test (in conditions very foreign to an Accrington lad), but after one more game Graham Gooch came back and Fowler was history. He remained a solid force for Lancashire, and then turned his cheeky-chappie image to good effect as a radio summariser.
Matthew Engel

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Jan 15, 1985

Graeme Fowler celebrates his double-century, India v England, 4th Test, Chennai, January 15, 1985

Graeme Fowler celebrates his double-century against India

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Jan 15, 1984

Graeme Fowler celebrates his double hundred, India v England, Madras, January 15, 1984

Graeme Fowler celebrates his double hundred

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Jan 15, 1984

Graeme Fowler on his way to a double hundred, India v England, Madras, January 15, 1984

Graeme Fowler on his way to a double hundred

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Investec Test: England v India at Nottingham - Jul 9-13
India 457 England 352/9
North Division: Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton - Jul 11
Northants won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
South Division: Surrey v Glamorgan at The Oval - Jul 11
Glamorgan won by 4 runs
North Division: Warwickshire v Worcs at Birmingham - Jul 11
Warwickshire won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
South Division: Sussex v Kent at Hove - Jul 11
Kent won by 3 runs
Northants v Somerset at Northampton
Jul 12-15, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Division: Essex v Kent at Colchester
Jul 12, 2014 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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