List of international cricket centuries by David Gower

David Gower is an English form cricketer Who batted with a graceful style as share of the top order for the England cricket team for over a decade. [1] He Scored centuries (100 or more runs in a single innings ) is 18 occasions in Test cricket , and 7 times in One Day International (ODI) matches. [1] He was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1979 for his performances the previous year, which included being the youngest batsman to score a century for England since Peter May in 1951. [2] He was appointed to the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1992 for services to sports, [3] and in 2009 was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame . [4]

Gower made his Test debut for England in June 1978 against Pakistan at Edgbaston , Birmingham. [1] He achieved his first century in Test cricket later that year, scoring 111 runs against New Zealand at The Oval , London. [5] The following summer, Gower scored his first double-century, remaining unbeaten on 200 off 279 deliveries , in a batting innings described as “effortless” by the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack . [6] He did not pass a hundred more until 1981, when he scored 154 not out against the West Indies , His runs coming off 403 deliveries at a strike rate of 38.21 [5] Across 1984 and 1985, Gower struck five centuries in Test cricket, and on each occasion he passed 150 runs. [5] Three of these centuries were scored during the 1985 Ashes , in which Gower was named as Man of the Series . [7] In the fifth match his highest score in Test cricket, amassing 215 runs and sharing a partnership of 331 with Tim Robinson . At the time, it was the sixth largest partnership for England, goal in the next match Gower and Graham Goochoverpassed it, putting on 351 runs together. [8] [note 1] Gower’s final test was scored in January 1991, when he reached 123 against Australia. In total, nine of Gower’s eighteen Test centuries cams during Ashes series, [4] the fourth most by any batsman. [9]

In ODI cricket, Gower’s first century came in his second match for England, played against Pakistan in 1978, when he was 114 not out at the close of the innings. [10] He was most prolific in 1983, when he scored four of his seven centuries in ODIs. [11] Three of these centuries were scored against New Zealand during the 1982-83 World Series Cup , [11] earning him the accolade of Man of the Preliminary Series. [12] In the fourth match of the competition he Scored 158 runs, qui in the context of ODI cricket Was Both His Highest score, [1] and at the time, The Highest Score By Any England batsman.

Key

  • * Denotes that he is not out .
  • Denotes that he was the captain of the England team in that match.
  • M denotes that he was named Man of the match .
  • Pos. Denotes his position in the batting order.
  • Test denotes the number of the test.
  • Inn. Denotes the number of innings in the match.
  • H / A / N denotes if the venue is home (England), away (opposition’s home) or neutral.
  • Date the date on which the match began.
  • Lost denotes that the match was lost by England.
  • Won denotes that the match was won by England.
  • Drawn denotes that the match was drawn.
  • S / R denotes strike rate .

Test centuries

No. Score Against Pos. Inn. Test arrival H / A / N Dated result
1 111  M  New Zealand 4 2 1/3 The Oval , London Home 27 July 1978 Won [14]
2 102  australia 5 1 2/6 Western Australian Cricket Association Ground , Perth Away 15 December 1978 Won [15]
3 200 *  M  india 5 1 1/4 Edgbaston , Birmingham Home 12 July 1979 Won [16]
4 154 *  West Indies 4 3 5/5 Sabina Park , Kingston Away 10 April 1981 Drawn [17]
5 114  australia 3 3 3/5 Adelaide Oval , Adelaide Away 10 December 1982 Lost [18]
6 112 *  New Zealand 3 3 2/4 Headingley , Leeds Home 28 July 1983 Lost [19]
7 108  M  New Zealand 3 1 3/4 Lord’s , London Home 11 August 1983 Won [20]
8 152   M  Pakistan 5 2 2/3 Iqbal Stadium , Faisalabad Away 12 March 1984 Drawn [21]
9 173 *  Pakistan 4 3 3/3 Gaddafi Stadium , Lahore Away 19 March 1984 Drawn [22]
10 166   M  australia 3 1 3/6 Trent Bridge , Nottingham Home 11 July 1985 Drawn [23]
11 215  australia 3 2 5/6 Edgbaston , Birmingham Home 15 August 1985 Won [24]
12 157  australia 3 1 6/6 The Oval , London Home 29 August 1985 Lostn [25]
13 131  New Zealand 3 2 3/3 The Oval , London Home 21 August 1986 Drawn [26]
14 136  australia 5 1 2/5 Western Australian Cricket Association Ground , Perth Away 28 November 1986 Drawn [27]
15 106  australia 5 3 2/6 Lord’s , London Home 22 June 1989 Won [28]
16 157 *  india 3 3 3/3 The Oval , London Home 23 August 1990 Drawn [29]
17 100  australia 5 1 2/5 Melbourne Cricket Ground , Melbourne Away 26 December 1990 Lost [30]
18 123  australia 5 2 3/5 Sydney Cricket Ground , Sydney Away 4 January 1991 Drawn [31]

ODI centuries

No. Score Against Pos. Inn. S / R arrival H / A / N Dated result
1 114 *  M  Pakistan 4 1 93.44 The Oval , London Home 26 May 1978 Won [32]
2 101 *  M  australia 5 1 101.00 Melbourne Cricket Ground , Melbourne Away 4 February 1979 Lost [33]
3 122  M  New Zealand 1 2 91.04 Melbourne Cricket Ground , Melbourne Neutral 13 January 1983 Lost [34]
4 158  M  New Zealand 3 1 133.89 Brisbane Cricket Ground , Brisbane Neutral 15 January 1983 Won [35]
5 109  New Zealand 3 1 128.23 Adelaide Oval , Adelaide Neutral 29 January 1983 Lost [36]
6 130  M  Sri Lanka 3 1 108.33 County Ground, Taunton Home 11 June 1983 Won [37]
7 102   M  australia 3 2 86.44 Lord’s , London Home 3 June 1986 Won [38]

Notes and references

Notes
  1. Jump up^ As of February 2011, Gower and Gooch’s partnership of 351 remains the sixth highest by England in Test cricket, while Gower and Robinson’s 331 is the highest eighth. [8]
  2. Jump up^ As of February 2011, Gower’s score of 158 is the second highest score by a batsman for England in ODIs, behind the 167*scored byRobin Smithin 1993. [13]

references

  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c d “Player Profile: David Gower” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  2. Jump up^ “David Gower: Cricketer of the Year 1979” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-20 . Originally published in:Preston, Norman, ed. (1979). Wisden Cricketer’s Almanack 1979 (116 ed.). London: Queen Anne Press.
  3. Jump up^ “University of Winchester Graduation 2010 at Winchester Cathedral” . University of Winchester . 14 October 2010 . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  4. Jump up^ “Ashes greats Allan Border, Neil Harvey, David Gower and Derek Underwood inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame” . Bradman Foundation. 16 July 2009 . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b c d “Statistics / Statsguru / DI Gower / Test matches” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-20 .
  6. Jump up^ “England v India: First Cornhill Test” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-20 . Originally published in:Preston, Norman, ed. (1980). Wisden Cricketer’s Almanack 1980 (117 ed.). London: Queen Anne Press. ISBN  0-362-02003-5 .
  7. Jump up^ “Australia in British Isles 1985” . CricketArchive . Retrieved 2011-02-20 .
  8. ^ Jump up to:a b “Records / England / Test matches / Highest partnerships by runs” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-20 .
  9. Jump up^ “Ashes Historical Stats> Batting> Most Centuries” . Sky Sports . Retrieved 2011-02-20 .
  10. ^ Jump up to:a b “Statistics / Statsguru / DI Gower / One-Day Internationals (Batting innings list)” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-20 .
  11. ^ Jump up to:a b “Statistics / Statsguru / DI Gower / One-Day Internationals (Centuries list)” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-20 .
  12. Jump up^ “Benson and Hedges World Series Cup 1982/83” . CricketArchive . Retrieved 2011-02-20 .
  13. ^ Jump up to:a b “Records / England / One-Day Internationals / High scores”. ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-20 .
  14. Jump up^ “1st Test: England v New Zealand at The Oval, July 27 – Aug 1, 1978” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  15. Jump up^ “2nd Test: Australia v England at Perth, Dec 15-20, 1978” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  16. Jump up^ “1st Test: England v India at Birmingham, Jul 12-16, 1979” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  17. Jump up^ “5th Test: England v West Indies at Kingston, May 10-15, 1981” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  18. Jump up^ “3rd Test: Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 10-15, 1982” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  19. Jump up^ “2nd Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds, July 28 – Aug. 1, 1983” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  20. Jump up^ “3rd Test: England v New Zealand at Lord’s, Aug 11-15, 1983”. ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  21. Jump up^ 2nd Test: Pakistan v England at Faisalabad, Mar 12-17, 1984 ” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  22. Jump up^ “3rd Test: England v Pakistan at Lahore, March 19-24, 1984” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  23. Jump up^ 3rd Test: England v Australia at Nottingham, Jul 11-16, 1985 “. ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  24. Jump up^ “5th Test: England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug. 15-20, 1985” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  25. Jump up^ “6th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 29 – Sep 2, 1985” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  26. Jump up^ 3rd Test: England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug. 21-26, 1986 ” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  27. Jump up^ “2nd Test: Australia v England at Perth, Nov 28 – Dec 3, 1986”. ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  28. Jump up^ “2nd Test: England v Australia at Lord’s, Jun 22-27, 1989” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  29. Jump up^ “3rd Test: England v India at The Oval, Aug. 23-28, 1990” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  30. Jump up^ “2nd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1990” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  31. Jump up^ “3rd Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 4-8, 1991” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  32. Jump up^ “2nd ODI: England v Pakistan at The Oval, May 26, 1978” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  33. Jump up^ “3rd ODI: Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 4, 1979” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  34. Jump up^ 3rd Match: England v New Zealand at Melbourne, Jan. 13, 1983 ” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  35. Jump up^ “4th Match: England v New Zealand at Brisbane, Jan. 15, 1983” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  36. Jump up^ “11th Match: England v New Zealand at Adelaide, Jan 29, 1983” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  37. Jump up^ “5th Match: England v Sri Lanka at Taunton, Jun 11, 1983” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .
  38. Jump up^ “3rd ODI: England v Australia at Lord’s, Jun 3, 1985” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 2011-02-19 .

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