Full name David Laud Houghton
Born June 23, 1957, Bulawayo
Current age 59 years 275 days
Major teams Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Mashonaland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Other Coach, Commentator
Relation Brother - WJ Houghton
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Oct 18-22, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Sep 25-29, 1997 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v Zimbabwe at Nottingham, Jun 9, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Oct 5, 1997 scorecard|
|First-class span||1978/79 - 1997/98|
|List A span||1979/80 - 1997/98|
Dave Houghton is one of Zimbabwe's best two batsmen in their short Test history, alongside Andy Flower. Houghton hit 121 in Zimbabwe's inaugural Test, against India at Harare in 1992-93, and cracked 266 - his country's highest Test score so far - against Sri Lanka at Bulawayo in 1994-95. Zimbabwe's first Test captain, Houghton has an exceptional cricket brain that helped him become national coach after a spell in charge at Worcestershire. As a batsman he had the ability to play either long, defensive innings or shorter, attacking ones, and he was a brilliant player of spin, but equally adept against pace. He started life as a wicketkeeper, but became a top-class slip fielder too, possibly helped by his time as Zimbabwe's hockey goalkeeper.
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?