David Mordaunt

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David Mordaunt
Personal information
Full name David John Mordaunt
Born (1937-08-24) 24 August 1937 (age 78)
Chelsea, London, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Relations Gerald Mordaunt (grandfather)
John Mordaunt (great-grandfather)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1964 Marylebone Cricket Club
1964–1974 Berkshire
1958–1960 Sussex
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 20 4
Runs scored 599 144
Batting average 23.03 36.00
100s/50s  –/5  –/2
Top score 96 60
Balls bowled 1,083 219
Wickets 24 3
Bowling average 25.04 44.00
5 wickets in innings 1  –
10 wickets in match  –  –
Best bowling 5/42 3/24
Catches/stumpings 15/ – 2/ –
Source: Cricinfo, 31 May 2010

David John Mordaunt (born 24 August 1937) is a former English cricketer. Mordaunt was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium-fast.

In 1958, Mordaunt made his first-class debut for Sussex in the against Oxford University.[1] From 1958 to 1960, Mordaunt played 19 first-class matches for Sussex, with his final match for the county coming against Gloucestershire in the 1960 County Championship. In his 19 matches for Sussex, he scored 586 runs at a batting average of 24.41, with 5 half centuries and high score of 96.[2] With the ball he took 19 wickets at a bowling average of 28.89, with a single five wicket haul which gave him career best figures of 5/42.[3]

After leaving Sussex at the end of the 1960 season, Mordaunt did not appear in any county cricket matches until 1964, when he joined Berkshire. It was also in 1964 that Mordaunt played his final first-class match, for the Marylebone Cricket Club against Ireland, scoring 13 runs.[4] Mordaunt's Minor Counties Championship debut for Berkshire came against Devon. From 1964 to 1974, he played 40 Minor Counties Championship matches for Berkshire.[5]

Mordaunt made his List-A debut for Berkshire against Somerset in the 1st round of the 1965 Gillette Cup.[6] Mordaunt played 3 further one-day matches for the county, against Hertfordshire in the 1st round of the 1966 Gillette Cup, against Gloucestershire in the 2nd round of the same tournament. During the match against Gloucestershire and finally against Hertfordshire in the 1976 Gillette Cup. In his 4 one-day matches for Berkshire, he scored 144 runs at an average of 36.00, with 2 half centuries and a high score 60.[7] With the ball he took 3 wickets at an average of 44.00, with best figures of 3/24.[8]


Mordaunt's grandfather, Gerald Mordaunt and his great-grandfather, John Mordaunt both played first-class cricket.


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