Ross Edwards      

Full name Ross Edwards

Born December 1, 1942, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia

Current age 71 years 324 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Ross Edwards
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 20 32 3 1171 170* 40.37 2 9 104 1 7 0
ODIs 9 8 1 255 80* 36.42 349 73.06 0 3 22 0 0 0
First-class 126 212 25 7345 170* 39.27 14 42 111 11
List A 30 26 6 550 80* 27.50 0 3 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 20 1 12 20 0 - - - 10.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 126 84 75 1 1/24 75.00 5.35 84.0 0 0
List A 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 22-26, 1972 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 28-Sep 3, 1975 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24, 1972 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 21, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1964-1980
List A span 1969-1980
Profile

Ross Edwards was a dependable middle-order batsman and a brilliant cover fielder (although he started as a wicketkeeper) who improved with age and was 29 when he was picked for his first overseas tour , to England in 1972. In his second Test at Nottingham he opened the innings in an emergency and hammered an unbeaten 170. Australia might have thought they had found a new opener, a pair in the next Test resulted in Edwards returning to his more familiar middle-order role. After another solid home series against Pakistan, he toured West Indies as the reserve wicketkeeper, but a poor series meant he was out of the side until recalled against England in 1974-75, hitting his second hundred at Perth. He toured England in 1975, top-scoring with 58 in the World Cup final defeat by West Indies, and in the Tests series which followed he made 99 in a crisis at Lord's, but didn't play for Australia again after that series. In 1977 he joined World Series Cricket, ending his career in 1979-80. An accountant by trade, he moved to England where he continues to play club cricket.
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Nov 26, 1979

Ross Edwards models the 'proposed coloured cricket apparel', Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, 1979-80, Australia

Ross Edwards models the 'proposed coloured cricket apparel'

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

1975

Ross Edwards

Ross Edwards

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1975

Ross Edwards lbw to Woolmer for 99, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's July 31, 1975

Ross Edwards lbw to Woolmer for 99, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's July 31, 1975

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