Graham Dowling      

Full name Graham Thorne Dowling

Born March 4, 1937, Christchurch, Canterbury

Current age 77 years 299 days

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Referee

Graham Thorne Dowling
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 39 77 3 2306 239 31.16 3 11 14 23 0
First-class 158 282 13 9399 239 34.94 16 44 111 0
List A 5 5 0 163 87 32.60 0 1 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 39 1 36 19 1 1/19 1/19 19.00 3.16 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 158 656 378 9 3/100 42.00 3.45 72.8 0 0
List A 5 32 16 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Dec 26-29, 1961 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain, Mar 9-14, 1972 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1958-1972
List A span 1969-1972
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Dec 8-11, 1995 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 29-Jul 1, 2000 scorecard
Test matches 9
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 15, 1995 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Mar 29, 1998 scorecard
ODI matches 16
ODI statistics
Profile

Graham Dowling, an accomplished opener and superb fielder, was a regular in the New Zealand side throughout the 1960s and a capable captain who led his country 19 times. He made three Test hundreds, all against India, with the highlights being when he scored 143 at Dunedin in 1967-68 and followed with 239 in 556 minutes at Christchurch to lead his side to their first win over the Indians (it was also his first game as captain). He finished the series with 471 runs at 58.87 and the season with 966 runs, at the time a New Zealand domestic record. In 1969 he had to have half a finger amputated after an accident while keeping wicket, and his career ended when he was forced out of New Zealand's 1971-72 Caribbean tour with serious back trouble. He subsequently became CEO of NZ Cricket.
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Jun 10, 1969

New Zealand captain Graham Dowling waves after landing in London, June 10, 1969

New Zealand captain Graham Dowling waves after landing in London

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May 29, 1965

Graham Dowling bats, England v New Zealand, Edgbaston, 29th May 1965

Graham Dowling bats

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Graham Dowling

Graham Dowling

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Tour Results
India v New Zealand at Chennai - Sep 11, 2012
New Zealand won by 1 run
India v New Zealand at Visakhapatnam - Sep 8, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
India v New Zealand at Bangalore - Aug 31-Sep 3, 2012
India won by 5 wickets
India v New Zealand at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Aug 23-26, 2012
India won by an innings and 115 runs
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