Brian Rose (cricketer)

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Brian Rose
Personal information
Full name Brian Charles Rose
Born (1950-06-04) 4 June 1950 (age 64)
Dartford, Kent, England
Nickname Rosey, Harry
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Left-arm Medium
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 476) 14 December 1977 v Pakistan
Last Test 13 February 1981 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 44) 23 December 1977 v Pakistan
Last ODI 30 December 1977 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
1969–1987 Somerset
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 9 2 270 258
Runs scored 358 99 13236 5846
Batting average 25.57 49.50 33.25 27.70
100s/50s 0/2 0/1 25/53 3/29
Top score 70 54 205 137*
Balls bowled 445 204
Wickets 8 7
Bowling average 36.12 3/25
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling –/– –/– 3/9 3/25
Catches/stumpings 4/– 1/– 124/– 65/–
Source: Cricinfo, 21 August 2009

Brian Charles Rose (born 4 June 1950, Dartford, Kent, England)[1] is an English former cricketer, who played in nine Tests and two ODIs for England from 1977 to 1981.

Life and career[edit]

Rose was educated at Weston-super-Mare Grammar School for Boys[2] He trained as a teacher before pursuing a successful county career with Somerset. A left-handed opening batsman, he succeeded Brian Close as captain in 1978, and he led the county to their first ever trophies, the Gillette Cup and the John Player League, in 1979. The team was a potent blend of world-class match winners in Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Joel Garner, county professionals and keen youngsters.

Rose made the infamous decision to declare Somerset's innings closed in a Benson and Hedges Cup zonal match after one over, to ensure their progress through the group on run-rate. Somerset were ejected from the competition for bringing the game into disrepute, and Rose was condemned in the press.[3]

Helped perhaps by Ian Botham's captaincy of England, Rose played nine Tests, and batted as well as anyone against the fearsome West Indies attack in 1980, making 243 runs at 48.60. He developed eye problems, had to return early and batted with glasses for the rest of his career.[1]

In 270 first-class matches he scored 13,236 runs at 33.25 with a career best of 205. He resumed teaching after retiring from the first-class game, but maintained his involvement with Somerset. A past Chairman of Cricket,[1] he became the Director of Cricket at Taunton, but stood down at the end of the 2012 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bateman, Colin (1993). If The Cap Fits. Tony Williams Publications. p. 142. ISBN 1-869833-21-X. 
  2. ^ "Squad: Brian Rose". Somerset County Cricket Club. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  3. ^ I do declare

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Brian Close
Somerset County Cricket Captain
1978–1984
Succeeded by
Ian Botham