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Full name William Andrew Tavaré
Born January 1, 1990, Bristol
Current age 24 years 209 days
Major teams Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Loughborough MCCU, Marylebone Cricket Club Universities
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Relation Uncle - CJ Tavare
|First-class debut||Kent v Loughborough MCCU at Canterbury, Apr 10-12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Gloucestershire v Worcestershire at Cheltenham, Jul 21-23, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2, 11||Gloucs||v Worcs||Cheltenham||21 Jul 2014||FC|
|135, 0||Gloucs||v Derbyshire||Cheltenham||14 Jul 2014||FC|
|86||Gloucs||v Hampshire||Southampton||7 Jul 2014||FC|
|0, 1||Gloucs||v Essex||Chelmsford||29 Jun 2014||FC|
|77, 41||Gloucs||v Glamorgan||Bristol||21 Jun 2014||FC|
|1/32, 0||Glouc 2nd XI||v Kent 2nd XI||Maidstone||19 Jun 2014||Other OD|
|28, 17||Glouc 2nd XI||v Kent 2nd XI||Maidstone||16 Jun 2014||Other|
|1||Gloucs||v Leics||Leicester||2 Jun 2014||FC|
|22||Gloucs||v Derbyshire||Derby||25 May 2014||FC|
|1, 27||Gloucs||v Kent||Bristol||18 May 2014||FC|
Will Tavare comes with a well-known surname; his uncle Chris played 31 Tests for England in the 1980s and enjoyed a fine career with Kent and Somerset that saw him score almost 25,000 first-class runs. Some of that talent has rubbed off on Will who made his debut for Gloucestershire second XI when he was just 16.
Born and bred in Bristol, Will went to Bristol Grammar School before Loughborough University where he played for the MCCU and made his first-class debut in April 2010 against Kent. It wasn't a memorable debut as he recorded a fifth ball duck and was run out for 11. But 61 against Hampshire showed his ability and he continued to be given opportunities for Gloucestershire seconds while playing for Bristol in the West of England Premier League.
After scoring almost 1000 runs in second Xi cricket in 2013, including three centuries, he signed a one-year contract for 2014. An injury opened a spot for him in the opening game of the season and his seized his chance by making a century and becoming the eighth Gloucestershire player to score a hundred on debut in the County Championship.
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