Graham Cowdrey

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The Honourable Graham Robert Cowdrey (born 27 June 1964) is a former English cricketer. His nickname of "Van" came from Van Morrison, Cowdrey's favourite musician.[1]

He is the third son of the cricketer Colin Cowdrey and his first wife Penny Chiesman. He was born in Farnborough in 1964 and educated at Wellesley House and Tonbridge. He represented Kent as an attacking batsman in first-class cricket until his retirement.

Graham is married to Maxine, a racehorse trainer and former jockey. They have two sons and a daughter; Michael (born 1 December 1998), a promising batsman and twins Alexander and Grace (born 29 July 2003).


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