Alan Brown (cricketer)

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Alan Brown
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 251
Runs scored 3 2189
Batting average - 9.72
100s/50s -/- -/3
Top score 3* 81
Balls bowled 323 40603
Wickets 3 743
Bowling average 50.00 24.66
5 wickets in innings - 26
10 wickets in match - 4
Best bowling 3/27 8/47
Catches/stumpings 1/- 104/-
Source: [1]

Alan Brown (born 17 October 1935, Rainworth, Nottinghamshire)[1] is a former English cricketer who played in two Tests in 1961. A genuine fast bowler in his youth, he went on the 1961/1962 tour to India, Pakistan and Ceylon, when the regular England pace attack (including Trueman and Statham) declined to tour, but found the wickets too flat for his style of bowling.[1] He took 3 for 27 in Pakistan's second innings on his debut as England ran out winners by five wickets, but went wicketless in the draw against India in Bombay.

Brown was a powerful and popular opening bowler with honest endeavour.[1] Bowling with a drag more suited to the back foot no ball rule, he led Kent's attack for a decade although his pace declined with age. His most successful season came in 1965, when he claimed 119 wickets at 19.04, but further England honours eluded him. A hard hitting tail end batsman, he scored three fifties with a best of 81. He retired in 1970, with 743 first-class wickets under his belt at under 25 apiece. A talented all round sportsman, he also played football as a centre-forward for Gravesend & Northfleet F.C.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bateman, Colin (1993). If The Cap Fits. Tony Williams Publications. p. 34. ISBN 1-869833-21-X.