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PSL 2024 (3)
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WI 4-Day (4)

Chris Tavaré

England|Top order Batter
Chris Tavaré
INTL CAREER: 1980 - 1989
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Full Name

Christopher James Tavaré

Born

October 27, 1954, Orpington, Kent

Age

69y 118d

Nicknames

Tav

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Top order Batter

Height

6ft 1in

Education

Sevenoaks School; Oxford University

RELATIONS

(nephew),

(nephew),

(brother)

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.
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Chris Tavaré Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests31562175514932.50573530.602121750200
ODIs2928272083*27.69147148.940458270
FC431717752490621938.79--48138--4180
List A3993904911407162*33.45--1465--1680

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests31230110---2.20-000
ODIs2911230---1.50-000
FC431-81372251/3-144.405.32162.6-00
List A399-1890---3.00-000
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Chris Tavaré's 156 v New Zealand
Chris Tavare batting for Kent
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Chris Tavare batted for nearly seven hours for 82 runs