ICC Hall of Fame

Tom Graveney
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1951 - 1969


ENGUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

A giant of the First-Class game, Tom Graveney also shone for England in the Test arena, scoring 4,882 runs at an average of 44.38. He notched up 11 centuries, with a highest score of 258 coming against West Indies at Trent Bridge in 1957.

Player Bio

Born on June 16, 1927, Tom Graveney is a former English cricketer and president of the Marylebone Cricket Club. Graveney was a top-order batsman who played first-class cricket for Gloucestershire first and then Worcestershire, amassing 47,793 runs, in a career that started in 1948 and ended in 1972. He was perceived as a batsman who was at his best when playing county cricket, but averaged 44.38 – marginally lower than his first-class average of 44.91 – from 79 Test matches, where he scored 4,882 runs. After retirement, Graveney has held many positions of authority in English cricket but became a professional pub landlord and also spent a while as cricket expert on BBC.

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16 Jun 1927
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Date of debut:
5 Jul 1951