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Tom Graveney
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Tom Graveney

England
Tom Graveney

INTL CAREER: 1951 - 1969

Full Name

Thomas William Graveney

Born

June 16, 1927, Riding Mill, Northumberland

Died

November 03, 2015 (aged 88y 140d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

relations

(nephew),

(brother),

(son)

Other

Commentator

TEAMS

Tom Graveney was a classical batsman who might have played another 20 Tests if he had managed to convince his early captains that he could be relied on in a crisis. He had a few untimely dismissals at the start of his England career, and the impression that county cricket was his milieu might have been strengthened by the mountain of runs he scored, with so much grace and ease, for Gloucestershire. How misguided that was became clear when Graveney moved to Worcester in 1961, after losing the Gloucestershire captaincy. He forced himself back into the England team in 1966, and earned 24 more caps (and four of his 11 Test hundreds) after his 39th birthday. An affable man, "Long Tom" became a pub landlord in retirement, and was a BBC TV summariser for a time. His brother Ken also captained Gloucestershire, as did Ken's son David Graveney, who went on to become England's chairman of selectors.
John Thicknesse

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test7912313488225844.3811207800
FC73212231594779325844.911222335531
List A4543711479831.8606150
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test79926016711/341/34167.003.85260.0000
FC73254793037805/2837.963.3268.410
List A45000-----000
Thomas William Graveney
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1948 - 1971/72
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1970/71

Photos


The cover of  <I>Tom Graveney At Lord's</I> by Stephen Fay
Tom Graveney re-opens the Lord's pavilion following the £8.2 million refurbishment
Tom Graveney
Tom Graveney, Tony Lewis and Enid Wooller at the opening of the Wilf Wooller Memorial Gates.
Tom Graveney
A cartoon tribute to Tom Graveney on his 70th birthday