Chris Cowdrey

Chris Cowdrey

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Chris Cowdrey

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Christopher Stuart "Chris" Cowdrey (born 20 October 1957, Farnborough) is an English former cricketer, and current cricket commentator for the British national radio station, TalkSport. Cowdrey played for Kent, Glamorgan and England as an all-rounder. He is the eldest son of the cricketer and life peer, Colin Cowdrey.

Life and career

After a good season for Kent in County cricket in 1984, Cowdrey was selected for England's 1984-85 tour of India, led by his friend David Gower, ostensibly taking Ian Botham's place after Botham had opted out of the tour. Following the tour, where he had scored 96 runs and taken four wickets Cowdrey was not selected by England until 1988, and the infamous "summer of four captains". In that year Cowdrey, who had taken Kent to the top of the Championship table, was given the job to lead the Test side in the fourth Test of a five match series against the West Indies. claimed England's chairman of selectors Peter May, who was also Cowdrey's godfather, amid charges of favouritism. England lost heavily by ten wickets, and his chance to prove his detractors wrong in the final Test never...
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