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Graham Dowling
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Graham Dowling

New Zealand
Graham Dowling

INTL CAREER: 1961 - 2000

Full Name

Graham Thorne Dowling

Born

March 04, 1937, Christchurch, Canterbury

Age

84y 68d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Other

Referee

TEAMS

Graham Dowling, an accomplished opener and superb fielder, was a regular in the New Zealand side throughout the 1960s and a capable captain who led his country 19 times. He made three Test hundreds, all against India, with the highlights being when he scored 143 at Dunedin in 1967-68 and followed with 239 in 556 minutes at Christchurch to lead his side to their first win over the Indians (it was also his first game as captain). He finished the series with 471 runs at 58.87 and the season with 966 runs, at the time a New Zealand domestic record. In 1969 he had to have half a finger amputated after an accident while keeping wicket, and his career ended when he was forced out of New Zealand's 1971-72 Caribbean tour with serious back trouble. He subsequently became CEO of NZ Cricket.
Cricinfo staff

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test39773230623931.1631114230
FC15828213939923934.9416441110
List A5501638732.600120
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test391361911/191/1919.003.1636.00000
FC15865637893/10042.0072.8000
List A532160----000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
Test99
ODI1616
Graham Dowling portrait
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Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Referee
FC Matches
Span
1958/59 - 1971/72
List A Matches
Span
1969/70 - 1971/72

Photos


New Zealand captain Graham Dowling waves after landing in London
Graham Dowling bats
Graham Dowling
Graham Dowling: portrait