Tom Graveney

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Tom Graveney
OBE
Tom Graveney 1954.jpg
Tom Graveney in 1954
Personal information
Full nameThomas William Graveney
Born(1927-06-16)16 June 1927
Riding Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, England
Died3 November 2015(2015-11-03) (aged 88)
NicknameLong Tom
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm leg break
RoleBatsman
Relations
International information
National side
Test debut(cap  358)5 July 1951 v  South Africa
Last Test12 June 1969 v  West Indies
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
Sporting positions
Preceded by Gloucester County Cricket Club captain
1959–60
Succeeded by
Preceded by Worcestershire County Cricket Club captain
1968–70
Succeeded by

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