Brian Edrich

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Brian Edrich
Personal information
Full name Brian Robert Edrich
Born (1922-08-18)18 August 1922
Cantley, Norfolk, England
Died 31 May 2009(2009-05-31) (aged 86)
Padstow, Cornwall, England
Batting style Left-hand batsman
Bowling style Right-hand off break
Role Batsman, occasional bowler, Coach
Relations WJ Edrich, EH Edrich, GA Edrich (brothers), JH Edrich (cousin), JS Edrich (nephew)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1967–70 Oxfordshire
1967 Minor Counties
1954–56 Glamorgan
1947–53 Kent
First-class debut 10 May 1947 Kent v Lancashire
Last First-class 19 July 1967 Minor Counties v Pakistanis
List A debut 3 May 1967 Oxfordshire v Cambridgeshire
Last List A 25 April 1970 Oxfordshire v Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 181 2
Runs scored 5529 34
Batting average 19.96 17.00
100s/50s 4/17 0/0
Top score 193* 34
Balls bowled 9347
Wickets 137
Bowling average 33.18
5 wickets in innings 4
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 7/41
Catches/stumpings 130/– –/–
Source: CricketArchive, 18 December 2008

Brian Robert Edrich (18 August 1922 – 31 May 2009) was an English cricketer. He was a left-handed middle-order batsman and a right-arm off break bowler. He also acted as assistant coach of Glamorgan. Born in Cantley, Norfolk, he died at Padstow in Cornwall, aged 86.[1]

He was cricket coach at St Edward's School, Oxford.

His three brothers, Eric, Geoff and Bill, and his cousin, John, all played first-class cricket.

Playing career[edit]

Edrich played 181 first-class matches for Kent and Glamorgan between 1947 and 1956, scoring 5,529 runs. He later played for Norfolk, Oxfordshire and the Minor Counties between 1957 and 1970.

His most prolific season was 1951, in which he passed 1,000 runs for the only time in his career, finishing with 1,267, including two hundreds and seven fifties.[2] His highest score in first-class cricket was 193 not out, made in 1949 against Sussex.[3] During the innings, he shared a record partnership of 161 with Fred Ridgway for the ninth wicket.[4] This score, however – 51% of the total of 379 – was made in a losing cause. In the same season, he had his best bowling return, 7/41 in the first innings against Hampshire, dismissing seven of the top eight batsmen, a match Kent won by just 26 runs.[5] As a bowler, his role was mostly a supporting one and he never achieved 50 wickets in a season, his best being 49, also in 1951.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Brian Edrich – A Tribute". Glamorgan CCC. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding in Each Season by Brian Edrich". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Kent v Sussex – County Championship 1949". Cricket Archive. 25 June 1949. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  4. ^ Hignell, Dr. A. K. (December 2003). "Brief profile of Brian Edrich". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Hampshire v Kent – County Championship 1949". Cricket Archive. 7 June 1949. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "First-class Bowling in Each Season by Brian Edrich". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 

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