Ken Grieves

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Ken Grieves
Cricket information
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling Legbreak googly
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 490 7
Runs scored 22454 210
Batting average 33.66 42.00
100s/50s 29/138 0/2
Top score 224 62*
Balls bowled 17666 1
Wickets 242 -
Bowling average 29.78 -
5 wickets in innings 8 -
10 wickets in match - N/A
Best bowling 6-60 0-4
Catches/stumpings 607/4 5/-
Source: CricketArchive

Kenneth James Grieves (27 August 1925 – 3 January 1992) was an Australian first class cricketer who played for Lancashire. A middle order batsman, he made 452 first-class appearances for Lancashire and made a county record 555 catches. He often fielded at first slip and in 1951 he took eight catches in a match against Sussex, six of them in one innings.

Grieves was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to England in 1947 where he pursued a football career. He played for Bury, Bolton Wanderers and Stockport County, making a total of 147 Football League appearances as a goalkeeper between 1947 and 1958. He also played for Wigan Athletic in 1951–52,[1] appearing seven times in the Lancashire Combination.

His attention soon turned to cricket and he joined Lancashire in 1949. He had previously played some games with New South Wales when in Australia. In his 16-year career he captained Lancashire in 1963 and 1964.

See also


  1. ^ Hayes, Dean (1996). The Latics: The Official History of Wigan Athletic F.C. Harefield: Yore Publications. p. 15. ISBN 1-874427-91-7.

External links

  • Cricinfo profile
  • Ken Grieves, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database
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