David Capel      

Full name David John Capel

Born February 6, 1963, Northampton

Current age 51 years 260 days

Major teams England, Eastern Province, Northamptonshire

Nickname Capes

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Other Coach

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Roade Comprehensive

Relation Son - JD Capel

David John Capel
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 25 1 374 98 15.58 1231 30.38 0 2 34 1 6 0
ODIs 23 19 2 327 50* 19.23 479 68.26 0 1 4 6 0
First-class 313 477 66 12202 175 29.68 16 72 156 0
List A 345 308 52 7011 121 27.38 4 28 84 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 23 2000 1064 21 3/88 4/154 50.66 3.19 95.2 0 0 0
ODIs 23 22 1038 805 17 3/38 3/38 47.35 4.65 61.0 0 0 0
First-class 313 33070 17573 546 7/44 32.18 3.18 60.5 14 0
List A 345 12315 9139 281 5/51 5/51 32.52 4.45 43.8 8 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Leeds, Jul 2-6, 1987 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at St John's, Apr 12-16, 1990 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Sharjah, Apr 2, 1987 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Apr 3, 1990 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1981-1998
List A debut 1982
Last List A Northamptonshire Cricket Board v Yorkshire Cricket Board at Northampton, Aug 29, 2002 scorecard
Profile

David Capel was England's nearly man who had the definitive impossible job when he came into an England side looking for the new Ian Botham in the mid-1980s, and after swimming confidently for a time, he soon sank. Quite simply, Capel was not good enough to justify his place with bat or ball, and averages of 15 and 50 from 15 Tests tell the story. He made a 98, at Karachi in 1987-88 but he also had 13 scores of 6 or less in 25 innings. His energetic medium-pace was pretty innocuous but he did have a distinguished rabbit: Viv Richards, who he dismissed three times. And he did play his part in one of England's most unlikely successes, as the most sedate of Graham Gooch's four-man seam attack in Jamaica in 1989-90.

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Apr 29, 2014

Tony Pigott and David Capel inspect the pitch, Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire, County Championship, Trent Bridge, 3rd day, April 29, 2014

Tony Pigott and David Capel inspect the pitch

© PA Photos

Apr 27, 2005

David Capel portrait, 2005

David Capel portrait, 2005

© Pete Norton

Nov 9, 1998

David Capel out (Bowled )

David Capel

© Photo by John Dawson

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