Full Name

David Michael Green

Born

November 10, 1939, Llanengan, Caernarvon, Wales

Died

March 19, 2016, Devon, (aged 76y 130d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Other

Journalist

TEAMS

David Green was a top-order batsman and a useful medium-pacer, described by Wisden as "undoubtedly the sort of player the game demands - aggressive, talented and entertaining, a forceful driver of the ball, a neat exponent of the pull and cut, and also a sweeper of more than average ability".

Green played for Lancashire 2nd XI while still at Manchester Grammar School and won Blues at Oxford in 1959, 1960 and 1961, making his Lancashire debut in the first of those and, in his debut first-class season, topping 1000 runs for the first of seven times.

After leaving university he missed the 1963 season, opting to play league cricket, before returning to Lancashire in 1964 and immediately securing a regular place in the side. In 1965, as vice-captain, he topped 2000 runs without hitting a hundred but in 1967 his season was limited by a leg injury, and it was to general surprise that he was released at the end of the summer.

He was snapped up by Gloucestershire and repaid them immediately by scoring 2,137 runs at 40.32 including a career-best 233, an achievement that earned him selection as one of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year. Although he topped 1000 in the next two seasons, he never quite recaptured that form.

He was also a talented rugby player, turning out for Sale and for Cheshire. After retiring he worked as a journalist, almost exclusively for The Daily Telegraph.
Cricinfo staff

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC266479151338123328.831478960
List A656511706127*26.6519140
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
FC266954244601165/6138.4482.2010
List A6517961102484/214/2122.9537.40200

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1959 - 1971
List A Matches
Span
1964 - 1973

Photos


David Green bats for Lancashire against Middlesex at Lord's