Alfred Brooks (cricketer)

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Alfred Brooks
Personal information
Full name Alfred James Brooks
Born (1846-03-24)24 March 1846
Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Died 20 November 1911(1911-11-20) (aged 65)
Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1877 Nottinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 2
Runs scored 10
Batting average 3.33
100s/50s –/–
Top score 6
Balls bowled 282
Wickets 5
Bowling average 17.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/10
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 May 2012

Alfred James Brooks (24 March 1846 – 20 November 1911) was an English cricketer. Brooks was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. He was born at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Brooks made two first-class appearances for Nottinghamshire in 1877, both against Surrey.[1] In his first match at Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to bat first, making 150 all out, with Brooks scoring 6 runs before he was dismissed by James Southerton. In response, Surrey made 103 all out in their first-innings, with Brooks taking the wickets of George Elliott and Allen Chandler to finish with figures of 2/10 from twelve overs. Responding in their second-innings, Nottinghamshire made 120 all out, with Brooks being dismissed for 3 runs by George Strachan. In their second-innings, Surrey made 149 all out, with Brooks taking the wickets of Harry Jupp and Chandler, to finish with figures of 2/30 from 26.1 overs. Nottinghamshire won the match by 18 runs.[2] In the return fixture at The Oval, Surrey won the toss and elected to bat, making 250 all out in their first-innings, during which Brooks took the wicket of George Jones to finish with figures of 1/45 from 32.1 overs. Nottinghamshire could then only manage just 97 all out in their first-innings, with him ending the innings not out on 1. Forced to follow-on in their second-innings, Nottinghamshire were dismissed for 247, with Brooks himself dismissed for a duck by Ted Barratt. Requiring 95 for victory, Surrey reached their target with three wickets to spare.[3]

He died at the town of his birth on 20 November 1911.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Alfred Brooks". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nottinghamshire v Surrey, 1877". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Surrey v Nottinghamshire, 1877". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 

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