David Gower

David Gower

Player Details

Name: David Gower

Date of birth: 01/04/1957

International Team: N/A

Domestic Team: N/A

Role: Batsman

Bowling Style: Unknown

Batting Style: Left-hand

- Test Debut v Pakistan at Birmingham, June 1st, 1978
- an elegant left-hander, he always looked graceful at the crease.
- He played in 117 Test, amassing 8231 runs, which at the time of his retirement was an England record.
- Often perceived as having a devil-may-care attitude, he was thought by some to lack the seriousness required by a Test cricketer.
- After retiring from the game ha began a successful career in television broadcasting.

International Career Overview

TEST MATCH OVERVIEW

Batting Bowling
Career Span: 1978-1992 Innings Bowled: 4
Matches: 117 Overs: 6.0
Innings: 204 Runs Conceded: 20
Not Outs: 18 Average: 20.0
Runs: 8231 Economy Rate: 3.33
Highest Score: 215 Best bowling in Innings: 1/1
Average: 44.25
50s: 39
100s: 18
Ducks: 7
Caught Out: 118
Stumped Out: 1

ODI MATCH OVERVIEW

Batting Bowling
Career Span: 1978-1991 Innings Bowled: 0
Matches: 114 Overs: 0.5
Innings: 111 Runs Conceded: 14
Not Outs: 8 Average: 0.0
Runs: 3170 Economy Rate: 0.0
Highest Score: 158 Best bowling in Innings: 0/5
Average: 30.78
50s: 12
100s: 7
Ducks: 6
Caught Out: 65
Stumped Out: 0

Full International Career History

TEST MATCH (BATTING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Score
Aug 6 1992 Pakistan The Oval 1 27
2 1
Jul 23 1992 Pakistan Headingley Carnegie 1 18*
2 31*
Jul 2 1992 Pakistan Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 73
Feb 1 1991 Australia Perth 1 28*
2 5
Jan 25 1991 Australia Adelaide 1 11
2 16
Jan 4 1991 Australia Sydney 1 123
2 36
Dec 26 1990 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 100
2 0
Nov 23 1990 Australia Woolloongabba, Brisbane 1 61
2 27
Aug 23 1990 India The Oval 1 8
2 157*
Aug 9 1990 India Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 38
2 16
Jul 26 1990 India Lord's 1 40
2 32*
Aug 24 1989 Australia The Oval 1 79
2 7
Aug 10 1989 Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 11
2 5
Jul 27 1989 Australia Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 35
2 15
Jul 6 1989 Australia Edgbaston 1 8
Jun 22 1989 Australia Lord's 1 57
2 106
Jun 8 1989 Australia Headingley Carnegie 1 26
2 34
Jul 21 1988 West Indies Headingley Carnegie 1 13
2 2
Jun 30 1988 West Indies Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 9
2 34
Jun 16 1988 West Indies Lord's 1 46
2 1
Jun 2 1988 West Indies Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 18
2 88*
Aug 6 1987 Pakistan The Oval 1 28
2 34
Jul 23 1987 Pakistan Edgbaston 1 61
2 18
Jul 2 1987 Pakistan Headingley Carnegie 1 10
2 55
Jun 18 1987 Pakistan Lord's 1 8
Jun 4 1987 Pakistan Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 22
Jan 10 1987 Australia Sydney 1 72
2 37
Dec 26 1986 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 7
Dec 12 1986 Australia Adelaide 1 38
2 DNB
Nov 28 1986 Australia Perth 1 136
2 48
Nov 14 1986 Australia Woolloongabba, Brisbane 1 51
2 15*
Aug 21 1986 New Zealand The Oval 1 131
Aug 7 1986 New Zealand Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 71
2 26
Jul 24 1986 New Zealand Lord's 1 62
2 3
Jul 3 1986 India Edgbaston 1 49
2 26
Jun 5 1986 India Lord's 1 18
2 8
Apr 11 1986 West Indies Recreation Ground, St.John's, Antigua 1 90
2 21
Apr 3 1986 West Indies Trinidad 1 10
2 22
Mar 21 1986 West Indies Barbados 1 66
2 23
Mar 7 1986 West Indies Trinidad 1 66
2 47
Feb 21 1986 West Indies Jamaica 1 16
2 9
Aug 29 1985 Australia The Oval 1 157
Aug 15 1985 Australia Edgbaston 1 215
Aug 1 1985 Australia Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 47
Jul 11 1985 Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 166
2 17
Jun 27 1985 Australia Lord's 1 86
2 22
Jun 13 1985 Australia Headingley Carnegie 1 17
2 5
Jan 31 1985 India Green Park, Kanpur 1 78
2 32*
Jan 13 1985 India MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 1 18
2 DNB
Dec 31 1984 India Eden Gardens, Kolkata 1 19
Dec 12 1984 India Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 1 5
2 DNB
Nov 28 1984 India The Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 1 13
2 2
Aug 23 1984 Sri Lanka Lord's 1 55
Aug 9 1984 West Indies The Oval 1 12
2 7
Jul 26 1984 West Indies Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 4
2 57*
Jul 12 1984 West Indies Headingley Carnegie 1 2
2 43
Jun 28 1984 West Indies Lord's 1 3
2 21
Jun 14 1984 West Indies Edgbaston 1 10
2 12
Mar 19 1984 Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 1 9
2 173*
Mar 12 1984 Pakistan Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad 1 152
Mar 2 1984 Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 1 58
2 57
Feb 10 1984 New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 1 26
Feb 3 1984 New Zealand Jade Stadium, Christchurch 1 2
2 8
Jan 20 1984 New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 1 33
2 DNB
Aug 25 1983 New Zealand Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 72
2 33
Aug 11 1983 New Zealand Lord's 1 108
2 34
Jul 28 1983 New Zealand Headingley Carnegie 1 9
2 112*
Jul 14 1983 New Zealand The Oval 1 11
2 25
Jan 2 1983 Australia Sydney 1 70
2 24
Dec 26 1982 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 18
2 3
Dec 10 1982 Australia Adelaide 1 60
2 114
Nov 26 1982 Australia Woolloongabba, Brisbane 1 18
2 34
Nov 12 1982 Australia Perth 1 72
2 28
Aug 26 1982 Pakistan Headingley Carnegie 1 74
2 7
Aug 12 1982 Pakistan Lord's 1 29
2 0
Jul 29 1982 Pakistan Edgbaston 1 74
2 13
Jul 8 1982 India The Oval 1 47
2 45
Jun 24 1982 India Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 9
Jun 10 1982 India Lord's 1 37
2 14*
Feb 17 1982 Sri Lanka P.Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo 1 89
2 42*
Jan 30 1982 India Green Park, Kanpur 1 85
Jan 13 1982 India MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 1 64
Jan 1 1982 India Eden Gardens, Kolkata 1 11
2 74
Dec 23 1981 India Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 1 0
2 DNB
Dec 9 1981 India Bangalore 1 82
2 34*
Nov 27 1981 India The Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 1 5
2 20
Aug 13 1981 Australia Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 23
2 1
Jul 30 1981 Australia Edgbaston 1 0
2 23
Jul 16 1981 Australia Headingley Carnegie 1 24
2 9
Jul 2 1981 Australia Lord's 1 27
2 89
Jun 18 1981 Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 26
2 28
Apr 10 1981 West Indies Jamaica 1 22
2 154*
Mar 27 1981 West Indies Recreation Ground, St.John's, Antigua 1 32
2 22
Mar 13 1981 West Indies Barbados 1 17
2 54
Feb 13 1981 West Indies Trinidad 1 48
2 27
Aug 28 1980 Australia Lord's 1 45
2 35
Jun 5 1980 West Indies Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 20
2 1
Feb 15 1980 India The Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 1 16
2 DNB
Feb 1 1980 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 0
2 11
Jan 4 1980 Australia Sydney 1 3
2 98*
Dec 14 1979 Australia Perth 1 17
2 23
Aug 30 1979 India The Oval 1 0
2 7
Aug 16 1979 India Headingley Carnegie 1 0
Aug 2 1979 India Lord's 1 82
Jul 12 1979 India Edgbaston 1 200*
Feb 10 1979 Australia Sydney 1 65
2 DNB
Jan 27 1979 Australia Adelaide 1 9
2 21
Jan 6 1979 Australia Sydney 1 7
2 34
Dec 29 1978 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 29
2 49
Dec 15 1978 Australia Perth 1 102
2 12
Dec 1 1978 Australia Woolloongabba, Brisbane 1 44
2 48*
Aug 24 1978 New Zealand Lord's 1 71
2 46
Aug 10 1978 New Zealand Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 46
Jul 27 1978 New Zealand The Oval 1 111
2 11
Jun 29 1978 Pakistan Headingley Carnegie 1 39
Jun 15 1978 Pakistan Lord's 1 56
Jun 1 1978 Pakistan Edgbaston 1 58

TEST MATCH (BOWLING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Figures
Aug 7 1986 New Zealand Trent Bridge, Nottingham 2
Jul 24 1986 New Zealand Lord's 2 0/1
Dec 31 1984 India Eden Gardens, Kolkata 1 0/13
Jan 30 1982 India Green Park, Kanpur 1 1/1
Jan 13 1982 India MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 2 0/1

ODI MATCH (BATTING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Score
Feb 16 1991 New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 1 13
Feb 13 1991 New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 1 11
Feb 9 1991 New Zealand Jade Stadium, Christchurch 1 4
Jan 10 1991 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 26
Dec 1 1990 New Zealand Adelaide 1 6
Jul 20 1990 India Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 25
Jul 18 1990 India Headingley Carnegie 1 50
May 25 1990 New Zealand The Oval 1 4
May 23 1990 New Zealand Headingley Carnegie 1 1
May 29 1989 Australia Lord's 1 61
May 27 1989 Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 28
May 25 1989 Australia Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 36
May 25 1987 Pakistan Edgbaston 1 11
May 23 1987 Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 24
May 21 1987 Pakistan The Oval 1 15*
Feb 11 1987 Australia Sydney 1 17
Feb 8 1987 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 45
Feb 3 1987 West Indies Devonport Oval 1 3
Feb 1 1987 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 11
Jan 30 1987 West Indies Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 8
Jan 26 1987 Australia Adelaide 1 21
Jan 24 1987 West Indies Adelaide 1 29
Jan 22 1987 Australia Sydney 1 50
Jan 18 1987 Australia Woolloongabba, Brisbane 1 15
Jan 17 1987 West Indies Woolloongabba, Brisbane 1 42
Jan 7 1987 Pakistan Perth 1 31
Jan 5 1987 Pakistan Perth 1 2
Jan 3 1987 West Indies Perth 1 11
Jan 1 1987 Australia Perth 1 6
Jul 18 1986 New Zealand Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 9
Jul 16 1986 New Zealand Headingley Carnegie 1 18
May 26 1986 India Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 81
May 24 1986 India The Oval 1 0
Mar 31 1986 West Indies Trinidad 1 20
Mar 19 1986 West Indies Barbados 1 0
Mar 4 1986 West Indies Trinidad 1 9
Feb 18 1986 West Indies Jamaica 1 0
Jun 3 1985 Australia Lord's 1 102
Jun 1 1985 Australia Edgbaston 1 0
May 30 1985 Australia Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 3
Mar 2 1985 Pakistan Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 27
Feb 26 1985 India Sydney 1 25
Feb 17 1985 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 6
Jan 27 1985 India Punjab C.A. Stadium, Chandigarh 1 19
Jan 23 1985 India Nagpur 1 11
Jan 20 1985 India Bangalore 1 38
Dec 27 1984 India Barabati Stadium, Cuttack 1 21
Dec 5 1984 India Nehru Stadium, Pune (Poona) 1 3
Jun 4 1984 West Indies Lord's 1 29
Jun 2 1984 West Indies Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 36
May 31 1984 West Indies Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 15
Mar 26 1984 Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 1 31
Mar 9 1984 Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 1 7
Feb 25 1984 New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 1 35
Feb 22 1984 New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 1 21
Feb 18 1984 New Zealand Jade Stadium, Christchurch 1 3
Jun 22 1983 India Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 17
Jun 20 1983 Sri Lanka Headingley Carnegie 1 27*
Jun 18 1983 Pakistan Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 31
Jun 15 1983 New Zealand Edgbaston 1 92*
Jun 13 1983 Pakistan Lord's 1 48
Jun 11 1983 Sri Lanka St James Street, Taunton 1 130
Jun 9 1983 New Zealand The Oval 1 39
Feb 26 1983 New Zealand Jade Stadium, Christchurch 1 53
Feb 23 1983 New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 1 2
Feb 19 1983 New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 1 84
Feb 5 1983 New Zealand Perth 1 35*
Jan 30 1983 Australia Adelaide 1 77
Jan 29 1983 New Zealand Adelaide 1 109
Jan 26 1983 Australia Sydney 1 25
Jan 23 1983 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 6
Jan 20 1983 New Zealand Sydney 1 0
Jan 16 1983 Australia Woolloongabba, Brisbane 1 22
Jan 15 1983 New Zealand Woolloongabba, Brisbane 1 158
Jan 13 1983 New Zealand Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 122
Jan 11 1983 Australia Sydney 1 9
Jul 19 1982 Pakistan Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 33
Jul 17 1982 Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 17
Jun 4 1982 India The Oval 1 76
Jun 2 1982 India Headingley Carnegie 1 DNB
Feb 14 1982 Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo 1 6
Feb 13 1982 Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo 1 15
Jan 27 1982 India Barabati Stadium, Cuttack 1 42
Dec 20 1981 India Burlton Park, Jullundur 1 53
Nov 25 1981 India Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedebad 1 8
Jun 8 1981 Australia Headingley Carnegie 1 5
Jun 6 1981 Australia Edgbaston 1 2
Jun 4 1981 Australia Lord's 1 47
Feb 26 1981 West Indies Albion Sports Complex, Berbice, Guyana 1 3
Feb 4 1981 West Indies Arnos Vale, Kingstown, St.Vincent 1 23
May 30 1980 West Indies Lord's 1 12
May 28 1980 West Indies Headingley Carnegie 1 12
Jan 22 1980 West Indies Sydney 1 27
Jan 20 1980 West Indies Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 10
Jan 16 1980 West Indies Adelaide 1 12
Jan 14 1980 Australia Sydney 1 3
Dec 26 1979 Australia Sydney 1 2
Dec 23 1979 West Indies Woolloongabba, Brisbane 1 59
Dec 11 1979 Australia Sydney 1 7
Dec 8 1979 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 17
Nov 28 1979 West Indies Sydney 1 44
Jun 23 1979 West Indies Lord's 1 0
Jun 20 1979 New Zealand Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 1
Jun 16 1979 Pakistan Headingley Carnegie 1 27
Jun 13 1979 Canada Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 DNB
Jun 9 1979 Australia Lord's 1 22*
Feb 7 1979 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 3
Feb 4 1979 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 101*
Jan 24 1979 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 19*
Jul 17 1978 New Zealand Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 50
Jul 15 1978 New Zealand Scarborough 1 4
May 26 1978 Pakistan The Oval 1 114*
May 24 1978 Pakistan Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 33

ODI MATCH (BOWLING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Figures
Mar 31 1986 West Indies Trinidad 1
Feb 26 1981 West Indies Albion Sports Complex, Berbice, Guyana 1