Alan Revill

Cricket Player

1923 – 1998

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Who was Alan Revill?

Alan Chambers Revill was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire between 1946 and 1957 and for Leicestershire from 1958 to 1960. He scored over 15,000 first-class runs.

Revill was born in Sheffield, the son of Thomas who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire between 1913 and 1920. Revill's career began at Derbyshire where he appeared in the non first class programme in 1945. He made his first class debut for Derbyshire in the 1946 season Ilford against Essex in May, scoring 31 and 48. He finished the year with 616 runs and played regularly for the county till the end of the 1957 season. with a career-best 156 not out against Leicestershire in 1949.

Revill, a fine close fielder, lost form in the 1956 season and after failing again to reach 1000 runs in the 1957 season, he transferred to the weak Leicestershire Eleven where after two fair returns he dropped out of the team during 1960, playing last against Middlesex at Lords scoring a duck.

Revill was a right-handed batsman and played 654 innings in 387 first class matches with an average of 26.48 and a top score of 156 not out. He hit sixteen centuries and passed 1000 runs in a season nine times, with a best of 1643 runs in 1950. He was an occasional right-arm off-break bowler and took 49 first class wickets with an average of 39.26 and a best performance of 3 for 12. He played one one-day match without scoring, but taking a wicket.

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Born
Mar 27, 1923
Sheffield
Also known as
  • Alan Chambers Revill
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Lived in
  • Sheffield
Died
Jul 6, 1998
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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