Full name Brian William Luckhurst
Born February 5, 1939, Sittingbourne, Kent
Died March 1, 2005, Kent (aged 66 years 24 days)
Major teams England, Kent
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Relation Son - S Luckhurst
|Test debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 27-Dec 2, 1970 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Perth, Dec 13-17, 1974 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1, 1975 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v England at Wellington, Mar 9, 1975 scorecard|
|First-class span||1958 - 1985|
|List A span||1963 - 1976|
Brian Luckhurst shrewdly worked out what he could and could not do, and would have had an even better Test average if the selectors had assessed his ability as thoroughly. He was robbed of one tour he should have made - to India and Pakistan in 1972-73 - where his quick-footedness against spin and reliable close catching would have been invaluable, and chosen for one (Australia 1974-75) for which, aged 35, he was ill-suited. He was overwhelmed by Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson, and was never picked again. A well-built, square-shouldered figure always immaculately turned out, his most productive stroke was the square-cut, which he hit with crippling force, while his prime asset was unblinking concentration. He died in March 2005, aged 66, after suffering from cancer of the oesophagus.
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