Michael Bradley (cricketer)

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Michael Bradley
Cricket information
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling Slow left arm orthodox
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 9
Runs scored 9
Batting average 4.50
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 6*
Balls bowled 1,485
Wickets 23
Bowling average 37.69
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 6-162
Catches/stumpings 0/0
Source: CricInfo

Michael Ewart Bradley (born 29 March 1934) is an English former cricketer who played nine first-class games for Worcestershire in the early 1950s. He was born in Halesowen and attended Halesowen Grammar School. [1]

Bradley made his debut against Combined Services at Worcester in June 1951, and though he did not bowl in the first innings, he claimed 3-84 in the second; his third wicket was that of Jim Parks. A couple of weeks later he played against Scotland and took five wickets in the match. In the second innings of this game Hugo Yarnold stumped six Scottish batsmen — this remains a first-class record — and Bradley took two of those wickets. (Yarnold also caught another man in the same innings off Bradley's bowling.)

In 1952 Bradley appeared seven times for Worcestershire, taking 15 wickets in all, but at a highly expensive average of 49.73, with six of those successes coming in a single marathon stint against Nottinghamshire in June: in Notts' only innings, his final analysis was 63.3-20-162-6. Aside from this, only in his first game of the season (against Oxford University) did he take more than one wicket in any innings, and he bowed out of the first-class game rather with a return of 20-0-80-0 against Middlesex in early July.


  1. ^ Webber, Roy (1952). Who's Who in World Cricket. London: Hodder & Stoughton.