Travis Friend

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Travis Friend
Personal information
Full name Travis John Friend
Born 7 January 1981 (1981-01-07) (age 37)
Kwekwe, Midlands, Zimbabwe
Nickname Chunks
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 51) 15 June 2001 v India
Last Test 26 February 2004 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 59) 30 September 2000 v New Zealand
Last ODI 3 February 2004 v India
ODI shirt no. 18
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999–2000 CFX Academy
2000–2004 Midlands
2005 Derbyshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 13 51 44 88
Runs scored 447 548 1,791 1,105
Batting average 29.80 16.11 31.42 16.49
100s/50s 0/3 0/3 3/7 0/4
Top score 81 91 183 91
Balls bowled 2,000 1,930 5,608 3,201
Wickets 25 37 79 77
Bowling average 43.60 48.08 39.92 35.92
5 wickets in innings 1 0 2 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/31 4/55 5/16 4/37
Catches/stumpings 2/– 17/– 33/– 30/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 26 April 2017

Travis John "Chunks" Friend (born 7 January 1981 in Kwekwe, Midlands) is a former Zimbabwean Test and One Day International cricketer.

Friend captained Zimbabwe in four under-19 ODIs and went on to play a full senior ODI for Zimbabwe aged 19. A stress fracture to his back set him back, but he later returned to the Test squad.

Capable of bowling genuine pace, he was often wayward and lacked the necessary control to be a success on the international stage. He was quick nevertheless, bowling briskly during the 2003 CWC and the months following during the sides tour of England. He bowled a hostile spell to Alan Butcher at Lords, in which he was clocked at just under 90 mph.

In addition to his ability to bowl with pace and hostility, he could hold a bat, often being used in the role of pinch hitter for his side, very much in the mould of Andy Bliganut.

One of the 15 "rebels" of Zimbabwean cricket, his international cricket career ended in 2004.

In 2005 he was contracted by Derbyshire but made little impact in the County Championship and was not retained for 2006. In 2009 he signed up for the summer with Castletown Cricket Club on the Isle of Man – the first time any of the island's teams could boast a former Test player.

He is now a commercial pilot and has worked for airlines such as Flybe and Qatar Airways.[1]

International record

Test 5 Wicket hauls

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/31 4  Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka Bangladesh 2001

International awards

One Day International Cricket

Man of the Match awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Kenya Kwekwe Sports Club, Kwekwe 11 December 2002 91 (91 balls, 9x4, 2x6) ; 7-0-33-1, 1 ct.  Zimbabwe won by 47 runs (D/L).[2]


  1. ^ "Pilots, tenors and administrators". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "2002-2003 Zimbabwe v Kenya - 2nd Match - Kwekwe". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 

External links

  • Travis Friend at ESPNcricinfo
  • Travis Friend at CricketArchive (subscription required)

Retrieved from ""
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia :
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Travis Friend"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA