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Tom Graveney      

Full name Thomas William Graveney

Born June 16, 1927, Riding Mill, Northumberland

Current age 87 years 39 days

Major teams England, Gloucestershire, Queensland, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

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Relation Brother - JKR Graveney, Nephew - DA Graveney

Thomas William Graveney
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 79 123 13 4882 258 44.38 11 20 7 80 0
First-class 732 1223 159 47793 258 44.91 122 233 553 1
List A 45 43 7 1147 98 31.86 0 6 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 79 9 260 167 1 1/34 1/34 167.00 3.85 260.0 0 0 0
First-class 732 5479 3037 80 5/28 37.96 3.32 68.4 1 0
List A 45 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 5-10, 1951 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 12-17, 1969 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1948-1972
List A span 1963-1971
Profile

Tom Graveney was a classical batsman who might have played another 20 Tests if he had managed to convince his early captains that he could be relied on in a crisis. He had a few untimely dismissals at the start of his England career, and the impression that county cricket was his milieu might have been strengthened by the mountain of runs he scored, with so much grace and ease, for Gloucestershire. How misguided that was became clear when Graveney moved to Worcester in 1961, after losing the Gloucestershire captaincy. He forced himself back into the England team in 1966, and earned 24 more caps (and four of his 11 Test hundreds) after his 39th birthday. An affable man, "Long Tom" became a pub landlord in retirement, and was a BBC TV summariser for a time. His brother Ken also captained Gloucestershire, as did Ken's son David Graveney, England's current chairman of selectors.
John Thicknesse

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Nov 16, 2005

The cover of  <I>Tom Graveney At Lord's</I> by Stephen Fay

The cover of Tom Graveney At Lord's by Stephen Fay

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Apr 8, 2005

Tom Graveney re-opens the Lord's pavilion following the £8.2 million refurbishment, April 8, 2005

Tom Graveney re-opens the Lord's pavilion following the £8.2 million refurbishment

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Mar 26, 2004

Tom Graveney

Tom Graveney

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1953

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1968

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