Matches (12)
BAN v SL (1)
PSL 2024 (2)
WPL (2)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Sheffield Shield (3)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)

Dave Houghton

Zimbabwe|Middle order Batter
Dave Houghton
INTL CAREER: 1983 - 1997
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Full Name

David Laud Houghton

Born

June 23, 1957, Bulawayo

Age

66y 255d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Middle order Batter

RELATIONS

(brother)

Other

Coach, Commentator

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.
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Dave Houghton Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests22362146426643.05322145.454416812170
ODIs63602153014226.37215570.9911211621292
FC12020213744526639.39--1736--16516
List A16315713419114229.10--226--11111

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests221500-----000
ODIs631121911/191/1919.009.5012.0000
FC120-1495922/7-29.502.3774.5-00
List A163-535721/91/928.506.4526.5000
David Laud Houghton

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Photos of Dave Houghton

Zimbabwe coach Dave Houghton addresses the team
Zimbabwe coach Dave Houghton watches on
Gary Ballance receives his Zimbabwe T20I cap from Dave Houghton
Brad Evans speaks with Dave Houghton during a training session
Zimbabwe head coach Dave Houghton and batting coach Lance Klusener watch proceedings after his team's series-sealing chase
Zimbabwe head coach Dave Houghton watches proceedings after his team's series-sealing chase