Cricket Career, Profile and Records of former English cricketer Tom Graveney

Tom Graveney, a former english cricketer who played for England in Test cricket during 50s and 60s. He is a right-hand batsman who has a very good record in first class cricket. Read this article to know more about this player.

Tom Graveney is a former test cricketer from England. He had a long International career from 1951 to 1969. But he still played less number of matches as he only become the regular member of the England Team in late 50s and early 60s. Apart from this Graveney has scored a plenty of runs in first-class cricket playing for Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Graveney was a right-hand batsman who had a very calm approach of batting.

Tom GraveneyGraveney playing in his first season in 1948 made 973 runs in 24 Matches with one century. He improved his record in next two seasons by scoring 1784 and 1892 runs in 1949 and 1950 respectively. He also scored seven centuries during this period including a double hundred and 197 against Nottinghamshire.
Test Debut
Graveney made his Test debut in 1951 against South Africa at Old Trafford. He made 15 runs in the only innings of the match. In his next match he made a brilliant 175 against India at Brabourne Stadium (Bombay). He scored 363 runs in four matches in that series with a good average of 60.50. But when India toured England, he made only 191 runs in four tests. He then toured Australia in 1953, but failed to perform on that series. Graveney has scored only two centuries in his first 34 Tests.
1957-1962: Best period Cricket Career
Graveney was in top of his form in 1957 when West Indies toured England. In the third Test, he scored 258 runs in England's first innings score of 6/619. He scored another hundred in 5th Test of the series scoring 164 runs. He made a total of 472 runs in four matches in that series against West Indies. He become regular in Englan Test Team. He also scored many runs in domestic cricket during this period. He made 2397 runs in 1956 and 2361 runs in 1957. In 1961, he started playing for Worcestershire. His next successful test series was against Pakistan in 1962, where he scored 401 runs in four matches and in 1966 against West Indies where he scored in four matches. He was dropped from the team after his poor performance in England. He again make a comeback in 1966. In 1968-69 he made a century against Pakistan at the age of 41. He played his last game against West Indies at Old Trafford. He made 75 runs in that match. He

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Cricket Profile of Tom Graveney

  • Full Name: Thomas William Graveney
  • Born on: 16 June, 1927
  • Birth Place: Riding Mill, Northumberland (England)
  • Batting Style: Right-Hand batsman
  • Role in the Team: Batsman
  • Teams Tom Graveney played for: England, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire
  • Test Debut: On 5th July, 1951 against South Africa at Old Trafford

Test Record of Tom Graveney

  • Matches: 79
  • Innings: 123
  • Runs: 4882
  • Batting Average: 44.38
  • Centuries: 11
  • Half-Centuries: 50
  • Highest Score: 258

First-class Record of Tom Graveney

  • Matches: 732
  • Innings: 1223
  • Runs: 47793
  • Batting Average: 44.91
  • Centuries: 122
  • Half-Centuries: 233
  • Highest Score: 258

Achievements of Tom Graveney

  • Tom Graveney was 358th Test player from England.
  • He was the first batsman to score more 100 first-class hundreds after Second World War.
  • Graveney has scored 47793runs in first-class cricket, ninth in the list of most number of first-class runs by a player.
  • Graveney has scored 122 first-class hundreds. He is 13th in the list of most number of first-class hundreds by a player.
  • Graveney has played 732 first-class game, 16th in the list of most number of first-class matches played by a player.


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