Matches (16)
T20 World Cup (4)
CE Cup (3)
WI Academy in IRE (1)
T20 Blast (8)

Full Name

David Anthony Graveney

Born

January 02, 1953, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

Age

71y 172d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

RELATIONS

(father),

(uncle),

(cousin)

Other

Administrator

David Graveney's ruddy face has been a familiar sight in English cricket since he first played for Gloucestershire in 1972. These days he combines his day job, as chief executive of the Professional Cricketers' Association - the players' union - with the almost fulltime role of chairman of the England selectors. After initial doubts that he could combine the two roles, he took over the selection job from Ray Illingworth in 1997. His time has been characterised by greater continuity of selection, and fewer of the Yorkshire-based hunches in which Illy specialised - but still the results have been indifferent, especially against Australia. Reports that the advent of the Hussain-Fletcher partnership in 1999 had marginalised Graveney were pooh-poohed by the ECB, but the suspicion lingers that he wields less power than formerly and the important selection decisions are now made by the coach and the captain. His position, boosted by the Ashes success in 2005, looked increasingly shaky after England's dire winter in 2006-07 and he was moved aside in 2008 to a new role as Performance Manager, ending his 11-year reign. Geoff Miller, a selector since 2000, was named his replacement.

As a player Graveney was a stiff-backed left-arm spinner in the Ashley Giles mould, just short of Test class. After 19 seasons at Bristol, where he followed his father Ken and legendary uncle Tom, he had a year at Somerset before becoming Durham's first captain when they attained first-class status. He managed the so-called rebel tour of South Africa in 1989-90, but has taken charge of one or two more official jaunts since then.
Andrew Miller January 2008

David Graveney Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC457580178710711917.672162410
List A38222692226356*16.88011020

Bowling

FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC45769516298679818/85-30.442.5770.8-407
List A3821340291872875/115/1132.014.1146.6610

Recent Matches of David Graveney

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Int XI vs Marshall XI--1/1327-Jul-2000LondonOTHEROD
Durham vs Derbyshire16*1/4406-Jul-1994DarlingtonList A
Durham vs Cheshire--1/721-Jun-1994BowdonList A
Durham vs Warwickshire65*0/3402-Jun-1994BirminghamFC
Durham vs Worcs4*0/3610-May-1994Stockton-on-TeesList A

Debut/Last Matches of David Graveney

FC Matches

Span
1972 - 1994

List A Matches

Span
1972 - 1994

Photos of David Graveney

David Graveney and Michael Vaughan chat in the nets
David Graveney watches England beat a Sri Lanka President's XI
David Graveney chats with Paul Collingwood
David Graveney and Michael Vaughan discuss their options during an England training session
Duncan Fletcher has a chat with David Graveney
Michael Vaughan chats with England's chairman of selectors David Graveney