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Dave Houghton      

Full name David Laud Houghton

Born June 23, 1957, Bulawayo

Current age 57 years 121 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

David Laud Houghton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 22 36 2 1464 266 43.05 3221 45.45 4 4 168 12 17 0
ODIs 63 60 2 1530 142 26.37 2155 70.99 1 12 116 21 29 2
First-class 120 202 13 7445 266 39.39 17 36 165 16
List A 163 157 13 4191 142 29.10 2 26 111 11
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 22 1 5 0 0 - - - 0.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 63 1 12 19 1 1/19 1/19 19.00 9.50 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 120 149 59 2 2/7 29.50 2.37 74.5 0 0
List A 163 53 57 2 1/9 1/9 28.50 6.45 26.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
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
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Nottingham, Jun 9, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Oct 5, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1978-1998
List A span 1979-1998
Profile

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.
Geoffrey Dean

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Apr 1, 2012

David Houghton portrait, April 2012

David Houghton portrait

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Mar 6, 2005

Dave Houghton in TV analyst mode

Dave Houghton in TV analyst mode

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2000

Dave Houghton portrait

Dave Houghton portrait

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Tour Results
West Indies v Zimbabwe at Roseau - Mar 20-22, 2013
West Indies won by an innings and 65 runs
West Indies v Zimbabwe at Bridgetown - Mar 12-14, 2013
West Indies won by 9 wickets
Sagicor v Zimbabweans at Black Rock - Mar 7-9, 2013
Match drawn
West Indies v Zimbabwe at North Sound - Mar 3, 2013
West Indies won by 41 runs
West Indies v Zimbabwe at North Sound - Mar 2, 2013
West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)
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