David Green

Country: England
Born: November 10, 1939, Llanengan, Caernarvon, Wales
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Died: March 19, 2016, Devon, (aged 76y 130d)

David Green Bio

David Michael Green, widely recognized as one of England’s most talented and entertaining cricket players, was born on February 12, 1939, in Manchester. Green’s exceptional skills as a top-order batsman and a medium-pacer made him a force to be reckoned with on the cricket field.

Green’s early potential was evident during his time at Manchester Grammar School, where he represented Lancashire 2nd XI before even completing his education. This remarkable achievement showcased his natural flair for the game and paved the way for a successful cricketing career ahead.

His talent and hard work earned him a place at Oxford University, where he won Oxford Blues for three consecutive years from 1959 to 1961. He made his first-class debut for Lancashire in 1959, and in his maiden season, he smashed over 1000 runs, a feat he would achieve seven times throughout his career. Green’s aggressive style of play, coupled with his ability to drive, pull, and cut the ball with precision, made him a crucial asset to any team he represented.

Following his university studies, Green took a break from the professional scene in 1963 and opted to play league cricket. However, he returned to Lancashire in 1964 and quickly secured a regular spot in the side. In the following year, as the vice-captain, Green amassed over 2000 runs without hitting a single century, showcasing his consistency and ability to contribute significantly to the team’s success.

Unfortunately, Green’s 1967 season was marred by a leg injury, limiting his playing time and impacting his performance. To the astonishment of fans and experts alike, Lancashire decided to release him at the end of that summer. Nevertheless, Green’s talent was not to be underestimated, and he was quickly signed by Gloucestershire, where he made an immediate impact. In his debut season for the county, Green scored a remarkable 2,137 runs at an average of 40.32, including a career-best knock of 233. This outstanding achievement earned him recognition as one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year.

Although he continued to achieve impressive milestones, including surpassing the 1000-run mark in the following two seasons, Green struggled to consistently replicate his exceptional form. However, his immense talent was not confined to just cricket. He also excelled in the sport of rugby, representing Sale and Cheshire.

After retiring from professional cricket, Green embarked on a career as a journalist, predominantly working for The Daily Telegraph. His vast knowledge and experience in the sport made him a prominent figure in sports journalism, and his insightful analysis contributed significantly to the understanding and appreciation of cricket among fans.

David Michael Green’s contributions to the world of cricket extend far beyond his playing career. With his aggressive yet skillful style of play, he left a lasting impact on the game and inspired many aspiring cricketers. His journey from a young talent to an established professional symbolizes dedication, perseverance, and an unwavering passion for the sport he loved.

David Green Career Stats

David Green Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 266 479 15 13381 233 28.83 - - 14 78 - - 96 0
List A 65 65 1 1706 127* 26.65 - - 1 9 - - 14 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

David Green Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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FC 266 - 9542 4460 116 5/61 - 38.44 2.8 82.2 - 1 0
List A 65 - 1796 1102 48 4/21 4/21 22.95 3.68 37.4 2 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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