Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson

Chairman of Cricket

Date of Birth8th November 1946Height-
DebutKent 1965, MCC 1974Years of Service1965-1985
Capped1970Nickname(s)Johnno
BatRight-handBest Bat168 Kent v Surrey at The Oval, 1976
BowlRight-arm off-breakBest Bowl7-76 Kent v Northamptonshire at Canterbury, 1983

Player Biography

Graham was born in Beckenham, Kent, and made his first class debut for the county in 1965. He was a key player throughout Kent’s ‘glory years’ of the 1970’s. He played 376 first class matches for Kent, scoring 12.509 runs (11 hundreds and 13 fifties), and took 560 wickets (including five wickets in an innings on 23 occasions).

He also played 302 one-day matches, amassing 5,666 runs and taking 104 wickets. He was capped in 1970.

A graduate of the London School of Economics, he enjoyed a corporate career with Barclays Bank, Save and Prosper, Flemings, Egg PLC and Prudential PLC before running his own company TAL Talent Ltd – a specialist search, recruitment, assessment and people development company.

He has been a supporter of The Lord’s Taverners for many years both as a member of the Cricket Committee and player until his body told him enough was enough. He has also been a leading light in Kent’s own Hoppers’ Tie Club, and became Kent Cricket’s Chairman of Cricket in 2004. In February 2014, Graham was named Kent County Cricket Club President for 2014.

Other Teams

Transvaal, Transvaal B and MCC