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Chris Tavaré      

Full name Christopher James Tavaré

Born October 27, 1954, Orpington, Kent

Current age 59 years 310 days

Major teams England, Kent, Oxford University, Somerset

Nickname Tav

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Sevenoaks School; Oxford University

Relation Nephew - WA Tavare

Christopher James Tavaré
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 31 56 2 1755 149 32.50 5735 30.60 2 12 175 0 20 0
ODIs 29 28 2 720 83* 27.69 1471 48.94 0 4 58 2 7 0
First-class 431 717 75 24906 219 38.79 48 138 418 0
List A 399 390 49 11407 162* 33.45 14 65 168 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 31 2 30 11 0 - - - 2.20 - 0 0 0
ODIs 29 1 12 3 0 - - - 1.50 - 0 0 0
First-class 431 813 722 5 1/3 144.40 5.32 162.6 0 0
List A 399 18 9 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jun 5-10, 1980 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 6-11, 1989 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Leeds, May 28-29, 1980 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v England at Karachi, Mar 26, 1984 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1974-1993
List A span 1974-1993
Profile

Everything about Chris Tavaré annoyed the Australians in the early 1980s, right down to his acute accent: he was the antithesis of their idea of a cricketer. An Oxford graduate, rather silent, effete-seeming, he simply refused to get out of their way and batted for hours, even days. The energy other players put into their strokes Tavaré expended by walking halfway to square-leg after every delivery. He could play shots and was particularly effective at smashing off-spinners over the top. But he didn't like to let on and rarely got the opportunity in Test cricket: though he much preferred to bat No. 3, England forced him to open because there was no one else. He was deposed as Kent captain, unpleasantly, and then moved to Somerset.
Matthew Engel

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Jan 5, 2003

Wagon Wheel of Chris Tavaré's 156 v New Zealand, Taunton 16th May 1990

Chris Tavaré's 156 v New Zealand

© Pat Culpan

1988

Chris Tavare batting for Kent against Middlesex, Lord's, 1988

Chris Tavare batting for Kent

© Getty Images

May 10, 1983

Chris Tavare

Chris Tavare

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 139/2 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 183/4
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 455/6
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 133/3 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 142/2 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 282/5
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 & 5/0 Northants 448/9d
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 364 NZ A 211 & 124/6
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
India won by 9 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)
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