Birth anniversary special: Trivia on England cricketer Colin Cowdrey

Dec 24, 2015, 11:27 IST | A Correspondent

On veteran England cricketer Colin Cowdrey’s 82nd  birth anniversary, we give you some interesting information on the iconic player.

Colin Cowdrey
Colin Cowdrey. Pic Midday Archives

* Colin Cowdrey, although a cricketer for the England national team, was born in Bangalore, India in 1932.

Colin Cowdrey’s family played cricket during their time – father Ernest, son Chris and Graham and grandson Fabian.

* Colin Cowdrey was the first cricketer to play 100 Test matches.

* Cowdrey was the first batsman to hit centuries home and away against six different countries – Australia, India, Pakistan, West Indies, New Zealand and South Africa.

* Colin Cowdrey played 114 Tests scoring 7,624 runs with an average of 44.06 and a top score of 182.

* In first-class cricket, he played 692 matches scoring 42, 719 runs and a high score of 307.

* He was the third and last sportsman to have a memorial service at Westminster Abbey. Cricketer Sir Frank Worrell and footballer Bobby Moore are the other two.

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