Graveney was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on day one of the 2009 Ashes Test in Cardiff, along with Peter May and Ian Chappell
The International Cricket Council has expressed its condolences at the passing of ICC Cricket Hall of Famer and former England captain Tom Graveney who died on Tuesday at the age of 88 after a protracted illness.
In a statement, the ICC said Graveney was one of the stars of the post-World War II era. “Tom Graveney was a stylish batsman who dominated the bowling in the 1950s and 1960s. The fact that he is only one of the 25 batsmen in the history of cricket to have scored a century of first-class centuries speaks volumes of his batting skills, technique and talent.
“Following his retirement from international cricket, Tom remained involved with the sport and contributed as a respected television journalist and then as MCC president. To acknowledge his contribution to cricket, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in April 2009. On behalf of the ICC, I extend my condolences to Tom’s family and friends, as well as to the MCC and the ECB,” said ICC Chief Executive David Richardson.
Graveney was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on day one of the 2009 Ashes Test in Cardiff, along with Peter May and Ian Chappell. The three were part of a group of 22 Englishmen and 13 Australians within the initial intake of 55 players in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
In a 18-year Test career spanning between 1951 and 1969, Graveney played 79 Tests for England, scoring 4,882 runs, including 11 centuries and finished with an average of 44.38
He is also one of 25 batsmen to have scored a century of centuries. In a 732-match first-class career for Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Queensland, Graveney stroked 122 centuries and 233 half-centuries while scoring 47,793 runs with an average of 44.91.