Tony Lewis      

Full name Anthony Robert Lewis

Born July 6, 1938, Uplands, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

Current age 76 years 20 days

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Glamorgan

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

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Anthony Robert Lewis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 16 2 457 125 32.64 1 3 51 1 0 0
First-class 409 708 76 20495 223 32.42 30 113 193 0
List A 93 90 4 2061 96 23.96 0 12 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 409 521 432 6 3/18 72.00 4.97 86.8 0 0
List A 93 14 16 0 - - - 6.85 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Delhi, Dec 20-25, 1972 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Jun 7-12, 1973 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1955-1974
List A span 1963-1974
Profile

Most people remember Tony Lewis as the smooth, unsullied face of the BBC's Test coverage in the 1990s. But he was also the last man to captain England on Test debut. That was at Delhi in 1972-73, when Lewis got a duck - and then guided England to victory with 70 not out in the second innings on Christmas Day. He added his only Test century at Kanpur later in that series, but played only nine Tests in all. In a long career with Glamorgan he led them by example, both on and off the field, including captaining them to the Championship in 1969. He was also a good rugby player - he was a double Blue - and went on to play club rugby for Neath, Pontypool and Gloucester, before a knee injury forced him to concentrate on his cricket. That knee problem led to him withdrawing from the England side after one Test in 1973, and Glamorgan only offered him a match-by-match contract at the end of that season. He retired in July 1974, and moved effortlessly into the media, as a writer and broadcaster. After a long career with the BBC, including one unfortunate four-letter outburst live on air in 1991, he became president of MCC, and then chairman of the Welsh Tourist Board.
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Jul 30, 2001

Opened on 29th June 2001, at the Sophia Gardens ground in Cardiff

Tom Graveney, Tony Lewis and Enid Wooller at the opening of the Wilf Wooller Memorial Gates.

© Glamorgan County Cricket Club

Jan 1973

Tony Lewis drives on his way to 125, India v England, 4th Test, 1972-73

Tony Lewis drives on his way to 125, India v England, 4th Test, 1972-73

© The Cricketer International

Dec 26, 1972

Tony Lewis sweeps on his way to 70*, India v England, 1st Test, December 1972

Tony Lewis sweeps on his way to 70*

© The Cricketer International

Notes

Awarded the CBE on 31st December 2001

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby - Jul 26
Derbyshire 340/5 Hampshire 187/6 (30.3/50 ov)
Group B: Glamorgan v Middlesex at Cardiff - Jul 26
Middlesex 174/8 Glamorgan 143/2 (28.5/50 ov)
Group A: Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Jul 26
Yorkshire 201/2 (35.1/50 ov)
Group A: Gloucs v Northants at Cheltenham
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Group A: Leics v Derbyshire at Leicester
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Group B: Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's
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Group B: Somerset v Durham at Taunton
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Group B: Sussex v Notts at Horsham
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Group B: Worcs v Essex at Worcester
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3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton
Jul 27-31, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group B: Surrey v Glamorgan at Guildford
Jul 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group A: Lancashire v Hampshire at Manchester
Jul 27, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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