Jack Brooks (cricketer)

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Jack Brooks
Personal information
Full name Jack Alexander Brooks
Born (1984-06-04) 4 June 1984 (age 30)
Oxford, England
Nickname Susan Boyle, Subo, Ferret, Don Jnr, Yorath, Brooksy, Animal
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004–2008 Oxfordshire
2009–2012 Northamptonshire
2012–present Yorkshire (squad no. 70)
Career statistics
Competition FC OD T20
Matches 37 23 33
Runs scored 327 34 59
Batting average 11.67 5.66 14.75
100s/50s –/1 –/– –/–
Top score 53 10 33*
Balls bowled 6235 918 594
Wickets 118 19 25
Bowling average 28.95 40.00 28.00
5 wickets in innings 4
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/23 3/35 3/24
Catches/stumpings 8/– –/– 5/–
Source: Cricinfo, 24 November 2012

Jack Alexander Brooks (born 4 June 1984 in Oxford) is an English professional cricket player, currently playing for Yorkshire after successful spells at Oxfordshire in the Minor Counties, and Northamptonshire in first-class cricket.[1] He is predominantly a right arm medium fast bowler who can also bat.

Career[edit]

Brooks played for Oxfordshire between 2004 and 2008. He played for Northamptonshire Second XI at the end of the 2008 season before signing a professional contract with the club for the 2009 season. He made his professional debut against the Australian tourist team taking the wickets of Andrew McDonald and Mitchell Johnson.[2] He hopes that his performance against Australia will lead to more first-class matches.[3] On his Northants debut, he took 4 wickets for 76 against Derbyshire.[4] He signed a two-year contract extension on 2 September 2009, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2011 season.[5] During the 2010 season, Brooks was a regular in the team opening the bowling.

Brooks signed up to play for Yorkshire in October 2012.[6]

Career best performances[edit]

as of 25 December 2012

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 53 Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire Bristol 2010 5–23 Northamptonshire v Leicestershire Leicester 2011
LA 10 Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Middlesex Panthers Uxbridge 2009 3–35 England Lions v Bangladesh A Sylhet 2012
T20 33* Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Warwickshire Bears Birmingham 2011 3–24 Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Yorkshire Carnegie Leeds 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mezzeti, Ed (19 September 2008) Brooks handed Northants contract Oxford Mail. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
  2. ^ Brooks bags an Aussie brace Oxford Mail. 26 July 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
  3. ^ Brooks grabs chance at Northants BBC Sport. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
  4. ^ Brooks shines on Northants debut BBC Sport. 19 August 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
  5. ^ Brooks and Wakely sign new deals BBC Sport. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
  6. ^ "England Cricket News: Jack Brooks signs with Yorkshire". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 

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