Chris Cowdrey      

Full name Christopher Stuart Cowdrey

Born October 20, 1957, Farnborough, Kent

Current age 59 years 273 days

Major teams England, Glamorgan, Kent

Nickname Cow, Woody

Batting style Right-hand bat

Other Commentator

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Tonbridge School

Relation Grandfather - EA Cowdrey, Father - MC Cowdrey, Brother - GR Cowdrey, Son - FK Cowdrey

Christopher Stuart Cowdrey
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 6 8 1 101 38 14.42 280 36.07 0 0 9 2 5 0
ODIs Insights on odi 3 3 1 51 46* 25.50 46 110.86 0 0 5 1 0 0
First-class 299 452 68 12252 159 31.90 21 58 295 0
List A 333 300 47 6846 122* 27.05 2 42 108 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 6 9 399 309 4 2/65 2/91 77.25 4.64 99.7 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 3 2 52 55 2 1/3 1/3 27.50 6.34 26.0 0 0 0
First-class 299 14523 7962 200 5/46 39.81 3.28 72.6 2 0
List A 333 7740 5979 204 5/28 5/28 29.30 4.63 37.9 9 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Mumbai, Nov 28-Dec 3, 1984 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Leeds, Jul 21-26, 1988 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Nagpur, Jan 23, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 17, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1977 - 1992
List A span 1976 - 1992
Profile

Chris Cowdrey suffered throughout his career from comparisons with his father, Colin, but he was a better cricketer than many critics gave him credit for, although not quite up to the highest level (despite him calling his autobiography Good Enough). He captained England once, against West Indies in 1988, but his chance to prove his detractors wrong never came as he was injured after the one appearance and never chosen again. Many people thought that he owed appointment as England captain in 1988 had more to do with his father's reputation and the fact that the chairman of selectors Peter May was his godfather. An allrounder in county cricket, he bowled at a bustling medium pace, was a middle-order hitter, and a good fielder. He led Kent with skill, making the most of a limited side. After retiring, he became a radio commentator for Talk Sport.
Martin Williamson

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Feb 2017

Chris Cowdrey and David Gower, February 2017

Chris Cowdrey and David Gower

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Feb 5, 2003

Chris Cowdrey makes a presentation at the Double Wicket World Cup launch, St Lucia High Commission, London, Tue 4 Feb 2003

Double Wicket World Cup launch event: Chris Cowdrey

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Dec 1, 1990

Chris Cowdrey during a practice session, South Africa, December 1, 1990

Chris Cowdrey during a practice session

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Country Fixtures Country Results
South Group: Middlesex v Kent at Richmond - Jul 20
Middlesex 172/4 (18.2/20 ov)
South Group: Hampshire v Sussex at Southampton
Jul 20, 2017 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT)
South Group: Somerset v Gloucs at Taunton
Jul 21, 2017 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT)
North Group: Worcs v Lancashire at Worcester
Jul 21, 2017 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT)
South Group: Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff
Jul 21, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT)
North Group: Leics v Northants at Leicester
Jul 21, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT)
North Group: Notts v Derbyshire at Nottingham
Jul 21, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT)
South Group: Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval
Jul 21, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT)
North Group: Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds
Jul 21, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT)
South Group: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford
Jul 21, 2017 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT)
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