Chris Tavaré      

Full name Christopher James Tavaré

Born October 27, 1954, Orpington, Kent

Current age 60 years 218 days

Major teams England, Kent, Oxford University, Somerset

Nickname Tav

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Sevenoaks School; Oxford University

Relation Brother - JM Tavare, Nephew - WA Tavare, Nephew - MR Tavare

Christopher James Tavaré
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 31 56 2 1755 149 32.50 5735 30.60 2 12 175 0 20 0
ODIs 29 28 2 720 83* 27.69 1471 48.94 0 4 58 2 7 0
First-class 431 717 75 24906 219 38.79 48 138 418 0
List A 399 390 49 11407 162* 33.45 14 65 168 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 31 2 30 11 0 - - - 2.20 - 0 0 0
ODIs 29 1 12 3 0 - - - 1.50 - 0 0 0
First-class 431 813 722 5 1/3 144.40 5.32 162.6 0 0
List A 399 18 9 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jun 5-10, 1980 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 6-11, 1989 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Leeds, May 28-29, 1980 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v England at Karachi, Mar 26, 1984 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1974 - 1993
List A span 1974 - 1993
Profile

Everything about Chris Tavaré annoyed the Australians in the early 1980s, right down to his acute accent: he was the antithesis of their idea of a cricketer. An Oxford graduate, rather silent, effete-seeming, he simply refused to get out of their way and batted for hours, even days. The energy other players put into their strokes Tavaré expended by walking halfway to square-leg after every delivery. He could play shots and was particularly effective at smashing off-spinners over the top. But he didn't like to let on and rarely got the opportunity in Test cricket: though he much preferred to bat No. 3, England forced him to open because there was no one else. He was deposed as Kent captain, unpleasantly, and then moved to Somerset.
Matthew Engel

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Jan 5, 2003

Wagon Wheel of Chris Tavaré's 156 v New Zealand, Taunton 16th May 1990

Chris Tavaré's 156 v New Zealand

© Pat Culpan

1988

Chris Tavare batting for Kent against Middlesex, Lord's, 1988

Chris Tavare batting for Kent

© Getty Images

May 10, 1983

Chris Tavare

Chris Tavare

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds - May 29-Jun 2
New Zealand 350 & 454/8d England 350 & 102/5
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Gloucs 329 Derbyshire 77/2
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Essex 166 & 102/4 Leics 280
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan 371 Northants 79/5
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Hampshire 222 Worcs 221/3
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 Middlesex 101/2
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Surrey 448 Lancashire 36/2
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-4
Notts 255 Sussex 177/7
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