David Houghton (cricketer)
|Full name||David Laud Houghton|
23 June 1957 |
Bulawayo, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|Role||Batsman, Wicket keeper, coach,|
|Test debut (cap 8)||18 October 1992 v India|
|Last Test||25 September 1997 v New Zealand|
|ODI debut (cap 6)||9 June 1983 v Australia|
|Last ODI||5 October 1997 v New Zealand|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 26 August 2016
David Laud Houghton (born 23 June 1957) is a former Zimbabwean Test cricketer. He captained Zimbabwe in their first four Test matches, losing two and drawing two. Zimbabwe won one of the 17 One Day Internationals he was captain for.
He is the current batting coach of Middlesex.
Houghton holds the record for the highest Test score by a Zimbabwean, with his 266 against Sri Lanka in 1994/5. He still holds the Test Match record for the most runs in a career without a duck, with 1,464. His most memorable one day international innings was against New Zealand in the 1987 Reliance World Cup, in which Houghton scored 142 runs off 137 deliveries with 13 fours and 6 sixes. This innings brought Zimbabwe to the brink of a surprise victory, but New Zealand won by only 3 runs, and is the highest score by an Associate Batsman against a Test playing nation, taking place as it did before Zimbabwe were granted Test Status. Since retiring as a player, Houghton has gone on to become a coach and commentator.
Before he was the coach of Derbyshire County Cricket Club he was the coach at Radlett Cricket Club in Hertfordshire. Whilst in this role his best achievement was taking Radlett to victory in the Evening Standard trophy which is London's most prestigious cricket competition.
He coached Derbyshire from 2004 until the middle of the 2007 season when he resigned.
He returned to Derbyshire as first team batting coach 2011–2013. He served Somerset in a similar role in 2014 (prior to the arrival of director of cricket Matthew Maynard) before joining Middlesex on 10 November 2014.
|Test centuries of David Houghton|
|1||121||1||India||Harare, Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club||1992||Drawn|
|2||266||9||Sri Lanka||Bulawayo, Zimbabwe||Queens Sports Club||1994||Drawn|
|3||142||10||Sri Lanka||Harare, Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club||1994||Drawn|
|4||104*||16||New Zealand||Auckland, New Zealand||Eden Park||1996||Drawn|
One Day International Centuries
|One Day International centuries of David Houghton|
|1||142||7||New Zealand||Hyderabad, India||Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium||1987||Lost|
- Fastest Zimbabwean test cricketer to reach 1000 test runs(24 innings).
- He along with Iain Butchart set the record for the highest 8th wicket partnership in ICC Cricket World Cup history(117)
One-Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Australia||County Ground, Southampton||16 June 1983||WK 1 Ct. ; 84 (108 balls: 9x4, 1x6)||Australia won by 32 runs.|
|2||New Zealand||Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad||10 October 1987||WK 1 Ct. ; 142 (137 balls: 13x4, 6x6)||New Zealand won by 3 runs.|
|3||South Africa||Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town||29 January 1997||57* (44 balls: 7x4, 1x6)||South Africa won by 5 wickets.|
- Dave Houghton was a great sportsman in and beyond cricket.
- Lynch, Steven. "Who now holds the record for the most Test runs without a duck". Ask Steven - Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- Reliance World Cup - 4th match, Group A
- "NEW ZEALAND v ZIMBABWE". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
- "Houghton takes on New Zealand". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
- Dave Houghton quits Derbyshire
- David Houghton rejoins Derbyshire in batting role
- "Cricket Records | Records | World Cup | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 19 February 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
- "4th Match: New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 10, 1987 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
- "1983 Prudential World Cup - 16th Match - Australia v Zimbabwe - Southampton".
- "1987-1988 Reliance World Cup - 4th Match - New Zealand v Zimbabwe - Hyderabad (Deccan)".
- "1996-1997 Standard Bank International Series - 4th Match - South Africa v Zimbabwe - Cape Town".
|Zimbabwean national cricket captain
|Middlesex batting coach
2015 to date