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Dave Houghton
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Dave Houghton

Zimbabwe
Dave Houghton

INTL CAREER: 1983 - 1997

Full Name

David Laud Houghton

Born

June 23, 1957, Bulawayo

Age

64y 123d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

relations

(brother)

Other

Coach, Commentator

TEAMS

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.
Geoffrey Dean

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test22362146426643.05322145.454416812170
ODI63602153014226.37215570.9911211621292
FC12020213744526639.39173616516
List A16315713419114229.1022611111
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test221500----000
ODI631121911/191/1919.009.5012.00000
FC1201495922/729.502.3774.5000
List A163535721/91/928.506.4526.50000
David Laud Houghton
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Billy Godleman chats with Dave Houghton
Somerset assistant and batting coach Dave Houghton
David Houghton portrait
Dave Houghton in TV analyst mode
Dave Houghton portrait
The Zimbabwe World Cup team before their welcome home parade in Harare