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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

Tom Graveney

'No one holds the bat the way I did'

Feb 8, 2010: The England batsman on how he almost stayed in the army, what Cardus wrote about him, modern cricketers' propensity to hug and kiss, and more

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

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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