Chris Cowdrey played for Glamorgan during 1992. It followed a glittering career with Kent which saw the son of Kent and England legend Colin Cowdrey appear for England in 6 Tests, besides acting as captain during the 1988 series against the West Indies as well as leading Kent between 1985 and 1990.
His career with Glamorgan was an all-to-brief one with the all-rounder making a half-century for the Welsh county against Oxford University, besides playing a supportive role with bat and ball that summer in one-day cricket.
Chris had first played for Kent during 1977, following in the footsteps of his illustrious father Colin whilst his younger brother Graham also played for the English county from 1984 until 1997. Chris made his Test debut during the MCC tour to India during 1984/85, deputizing for Ian Botham who had declined to tour. Chris duly claimed the prized wicket of Kapil Dev during his first over in the First Test at Bombay.
Chris also appeared in the 1988 series against the West Indians and lead the side at Headingly in the Fourth Test. It proved to be a sobering experience as England were defeated by ten wickets with Chris never called up again by the selectors.
COWDREY, Christopher Stuart
Born – Farnborough, 20th October 1957.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 50 v Oxford University at The Parks, Oxford, 1992.
In List A cricket – 78 v Durham at The Racecourse Ground, Durham, 1992; 2/20 v Leicestershire at Swansea, 1992.