Jack Brooks (cricketer)
|Full name||Jack Alexander Brooks|
4 June 1984 |
|Nickname||Susan Boyle, Subo, Ferret, Don Jnr, Yorath, Brooksy, Animal|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|2012–present||Yorkshire (squad no. 70)|
|Source: Cricinfo, 4 May 2016|
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. He is predominantly a right arm medium fast bowler who can also bat.
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. He hopes that his performance against Australia will lead to more first-class matches. On his Northants debut, he took 4 wickets for 76 against Derbyshire. He signed a two-year contract extension on 2 September 2009, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2011 season. During the 2010 season, Brooks was a regular in the team opening the bowling.
Brooks signed up to play for Yorkshire in October 2012.
Career best performances
|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||5–21||Yorkshire Carnegie v Leicestershire Foxes||Leeds||2013|
- Mezzeti, Ed (19 September 2008) Brooks handed Northants contract Oxford Mail. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
- Brooks bags an Aussie brace Oxford Mail. 26 July 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
- Brooks grabs chance at Northants BBC Sport. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
- Brooks shines on Northants debut BBC Sport. 19 August 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
- Brooks and Wakely sign new deals BBC Sport. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
- "England Cricket News: Jack Brooks signs with Yorkshire". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 November 2012.