Chris Cowdrey

Chris Cowdrey

2022 Deputy President, Men's Cap 157

Born20th October 1957Debut1976 (vs. Yorkshire)
Years of Service1977-1991Capped1979 (no. 157)
Nickname(s)Cow, WoodyBatRight-hand
Best BatFC: 159, List A: 122*BowlRight-arm medium
Best BowlFC: 5-46, List A: 5-28Shirt Sponsor-

Player Biography

Chris Cowdrey, will be Kent Cricket’s President throughout 2023.

From 1 January 2022, he will serve as the Club’s Deputy President, with Yvonne Neame in place as Club President for the next calendar year.

A prolific all-rounder, Cowdrey’s cricketing career spanned three decades, captaining the county on 290 occasions between 1982 & 1990, officially as Club Captain from 1985 until the turn of the decade.

For Kent, the former right-armer scored over 12,000 runs and took over 300 wickets, with 21 centuries to his name whilst wearing a Kent shirt. He was awarded his Kent Men’s Cap (no. 157) in 1979, three years after his professional debut as a Kent player against Yorkshire in 1976.

Cowdrey also made nine appearances for England in both red and white ball cricket, captaining his country on one occasion – a home Test match against West Indies in 1988.

Since retiring from the game in 1992, he has become an ardent supporter of the Lord’s Taverners, a charity helping to provide opportunities for young people with a disability and those living in higher poverty through the vehicle of cricket. He was appointed as the charity’s President between 2012 & 2015.

He is now joint Chair of Lord’s Taverners’ West Kent region, who raised over £25,000 this past month to support the work of dedicated volunteers helping to deliver Lord’s Taverners programmes in Kent and beyond.

Other Teams

DH Robin's XI, England, England XI, Glamorgan, MCC