Alf Gover      

Full name Alfred Richard Gover

Born February 29, 1908, Woodcote, Epsom, Surrey

Died October 7, 2001, South London (aged 93 years 220 days)

Major teams England, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

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Alfred Richard Gover
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 1 1 2 2* - 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 362 414 167 2312 41* 9.36 0 0 171 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 7 816 359 8 3/85 4/127 44.87 2.63 102.0 0 0 0
First-class 362 74503 36753 1555 8/34 23.63 2.95 47.9 95 17
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Manchester, Jul 25-28, 1936 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 17-20, 1946 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1928 - 1948
Profile

Alf Gover had two long careers in cricket. The first was as a whole-hearted fast bowler for Surrey and, briefly, England; he then turned to coaching, and for around 40 years ran the best-known cricket school in England, at East Hill in Wandsworth, near Clapham Junction in south London.

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Oct 22, 2004

Alf Gover

Alf Gover

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May 19, 1961

Playwright Harold Pinter bats in the nets watched by coach Alf Gover in his indoor cricket school in London, May 19, 1961

Playwright Harold Pinter bats in the nets watched by coach Alf Gover in his indoor cricket school in London

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Aug 12, 1953

Former England players watch the fifth Test at The Oval, England v Australia, The Oval, August, 1953

Former England players watch the fifth Test at The Oval

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1937
Awarded MBE in 1998

Country Fixtures Country Results
Gloucs v Durham at Bristol - Apr 21-24
Gloucs 303 & 175/3 (53 ov) Durham 419
Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton - Apr 21-24
Hampshire 455 Yorkshire 231 & 178/3 (61 ov) (f/o)
Lancashire v Somerset at Manchester - Apr 21-24
Lancashire 109 & 423/7 (149 ov) Somerset 278
Leics v Glamorgan at Leicester - Apr 21-24
Leics 420 & 200/3 (56 ov) Glamorgan 426
Middlesex v Essex at Lord's - Apr 21-24
Middlesex 507/7d & 239/3d Essex 295 & 19/0 (6 ov, target 452)
Warwickshire v Surrey at Birmingham - Apr 21-24
Warwickshire 332 & 162/4 (57 ov) Surrey 437
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