David Graveney      

Full name David Anthony Graveney

Born January 2, 1953, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

Current age 66 years 51 days

Major teams Durham, Gloucestershire, Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

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Relation Father - JKR Graveney, Uncle - TW Graveney, Cousin - TG Graveney

David Anthony Graveney
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 457 580 178 7107 119 17.67 2 16 241 0
List A 382 226 92 2263 56* 16.88 0 1 102 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 457 69516 29867 981 8/85 30.44 2.57 70.8 40 7
List A 382 13402 9187 287 5/11 5/11 32.01 4.11 46.6 6 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1972 - 1994
List A span 1972 - 1994

David Graveney's ruddy face has been a familiar sight in English cricket since he first played for Gloucestershire in 1972. These days he combines his day job, as chief executive of the Professional Cricketers' Association - the players' union - with the almost fulltime role of chairman of the England selectors. After initial doubts that he could combine the two roles, he took over the selection job from Ray Illingworth in 1997. His time has been characterised by greater continuity of selection, and fewer of the Yorkshire-based hunches in which Illy specialised - but still the results have been indifferent, especially against Australia. Reports that the advent of the Hussain-Fletcher partnership in 1999 had marginalised Graveney were pooh-poohed by the ECB, but the suspicion lingers that he wields less power than formerly and the important selection decisions are now made by the coach and the captain. His position, boosted by the Ashes success in 2005, looked increasingly shaky after England's dire winter in 2006-07 and he was moved aside in 2008 to a new role as Performance Manager, ending his 11-year reign. Geoff Miller, a selector since 2000, was named his replacement.

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Nov 29, 2007

David Graveney and Michael Vaughan chat in the nets, Kandy, November 29, 2007

David Graveney and Michael Vaughan chat in the nets

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Nov 27, 2007

David Graveney watches England beat a Sri Lanka President's XI, Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI v England XI, Colombo, November 27, 2007

David Graveney watches England beat a Sri Lanka President's XI

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Sep 4, 2007

David Graveney portrait, September 4, 2007

David Graveney portrait

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Awarded the OBE in 2005