Michael Brown (cricketer)

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Michael Brown
Personal information
Full name Michael James Brown
Born (1980-02-09) 9 February 1980 (age 34)
Burnley, Lancashire, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999 – 2004 Middlesex
2004 – 2008 Hampshire
2008 – 2011 Surrey
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 96 30 12
Runs scored 5273 922 284
Batting average 34.01 34.14 25.81
100s/50s 9/28  –/7  –/1
Top score 133 96* 77
Balls bowled 18  –  –
Wickets 0  –  –
Bowling average  –  –  –
5 wickets in innings  –  –  –
10 wickets in match  –  –  –
Best bowling  –  –  –
Catches/stumpings 71/– 9/– 4/–
Source: Cricinfo, 9 August 2011

Michael James Brown (born 9 February 1980) is an English cricketer.

Early life[edit]

Brown was born in Burnley, Lancashire, attending Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in neighbouring Blackburn.[1] Like many of his family, he began playing cricket for Burnley Cricket Club, making his debut for the adult side at age 14.[2] His younger brother David is also a Cricketer.

Career[edit]

A right-handed batsman, he made his first class debut for Middlesex in 1999 and joined Hampshire in 2004.

On 3 October 2008 he joined Surrey after speculation in late September.

On 12 January 2010, Brown announced that he would be spending a three week spell in Trinidad playing for National League side Clico Preysal Sports Club.[3] He intended to use the opportunity as some additional pre-season training prior to the start of the 2010 County Championship.

He missed the whole of the 2010 season after suffering an elbow injury.[4] This injury, as well as a shoulder injury, was still giving him problems the following season, and he was forced to announce his immediate retirement in late July, 2011.[5]

In April 2011, Brown returned to his roots to take up the role of chairman at Burnley Cricket Club.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ QEGS website Accessed 2011
  2. ^ "Golden Brown!". Lancashire Telegraph. 21 July 1997. Retrieved July 2011. 
  3. ^ Michael Brown talks to Surrey TV about his plan to play for three weeks in Trinidad
  4. ^ Wisden Cricketer's Almanack, 2011 edition, p556.
  5. ^ "Injuries force Surrey batsman Michael Brown to retire" Retrieved 9 August 2011
  6. ^ "Surrey star Brown takes over as Turf Moor chairman". Lancashire Telegraph. 15 April 2011. Retrieved July 2011. 

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