Ross Edwards

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Ross Edwards
Personal information
Born (1942-12-01) 1 December 1942 (age 71)
Cottesloe, Western Australia, Australia
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Relations Edmund Edwards (father)
International information
National side
Test debut 22 June 1972 v England
Last Test 28 August 1975 v England
ODI debut 24 August 1972 v England
Last ODI 21 June 1975 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
1964–1975 Western Australia
1979 New South Wales
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs First-class List A
Matches 20 9 126 30
Runs scored 1171 255 7345 550
Batting average 40.37 36.42 39.27 27.50
100s/50s 2/9 -/3 14/42 0/3
Top score 170 not out 80 not out 170 not out 80 not out
Balls bowled 12 - 84 -
Wickets - - 1 -
Bowling average - - 75.00 -
5 wickets in innings - - 0 -
10 wickets in match - n/a 0 -
Best bowling - - 1/24 -
Catches/stumpings 7/- -/- 111/11 14/0
Source: CricketArchive, 18 July 2012

Ross Edwards (born 1 December 1942, Cottesloe, Western Australia) is a former Western Australian and Australian cricketer.

Edwards played in 20 Tests for Australia, playing against England, West Indies and Pakistan. He also played in nine One Day Internationals including the 1975 Cricket World Cup series. He was a right-handed batsman and superb cover fielder as well as a part-time wicket-keeper.

In the 1971–72 Sheffield Shield season he made 4 centuries and went to England in 1972 at the age of 29 and got his first chance at Nottingham where he made an unbeaten 170. He made ducks in his next two innings however.

In 1974–75 Edwards scored his second century against England when he hit 115 in the Perth Test match. He made 99 at Lord's in 1975.

World Series Cricket beckoned in 1977 after which he failed to reach national selection.

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