Tom Graveney, English cricketer, Died at 88


Thomas William Graveney was born on June 16, 1927, and died on November 3, 2015.

He was a leading English cricketer, representing his country in 79 test matches and scoring over 4,800 runs.

In a career lasting from 1948 to 1972, he was the 13th person to score one hundred first-class centuries, and the first to reach this milestone after the Second World War.

He played for Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, and helped Worcestershire win the county championship for the first time in their history.

His achivements in England after being recalled in 1966 have been described as “the stuff of legend.”

Tom was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1953, captained England on one occasion and was awarded the OBE while still playing.

His international career ended at the age of 42 when he played in a benefit match on the rest day of a test match and was banned.

In later life he worked as a cricket commentator for BBC Television and was the first former professional to be President of the Marylebone Cricket Club.

Tom was one of the first 55 players inducted to the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.

Tom Graveney passed away at age 88 in November 2015.