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Brian Rose      

Full name Brian Charles Rose

Born June 4, 1950, Dartford, Kent

Current age 65 years 362 days

Major teams England, Somerset

Nickname Rosey, Harry

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Education Weston-super-Mare Grammar School; Borough Road College, Isleworth

Brian Charles Rose
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 16 2 358 70 25.57 956 37.44 0 2 38 0 4 0
ODIs 2 2 0 99 54 49.50 210 47.14 0 1 7 0 1 0
First-class 270 448 50 13236 205 33.25 25 53 124 0
List A 258 244 33 5846 137* 27.70 3 29 65 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 270 445 289 8 3/9 36.12 3.89 55.6 0 0
List A 258 204 152 7 3/25 3/25 21.71 4.47 29.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v England at Lahore, Dec 14-19, 1977 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Feb 13-18, 1981 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v England at Sahiwal, Dec 23, 1977 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v England at Sialkot, Dec 30, 1977 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1969 - 1987
List A span 1969 - 1987
Profile

Brian Rose, the England left-hander who is best remembered for leading Somerset to their first silverware, the Gillette Cup and the John Player League in 1979, the beginning of a golden age for them. In the same year he courted controversy by declaring Somerset's innings in a Benson & Hedges Cup match after one over, so as to take advantage of a technicality. It didn't do him much good: he was vilified and Somerset were thrown out of the competition. Rose played nine Tests, and stood up well to the West Indies in 1980, when he made 243 runs at 48.60. He didn't lack courage, and on his day was an attractive batsman. But he struggled in West Indies in 1980-81, returning home early with an eye defect, and thereafter batted in glasses. In his later years he combined his cricket with teaching.
Rob Smyth

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Apr 13, 2007

Somerset director of cricket Brian Rose ahead at the club's press day, Taunton, April, 13, 2007

Somerset director of cricket Brian Rose ahead at the club's press day

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Jun 4, 1986

Brian Rose

Brian Rose

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Jul 24, 1982

Somerset captain Brian Rose holds the Benson and Hedges cup, Lord's, July, 24, 1982

Somerset captain Brian Rose holds the Benson and Hedges cup

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1980

Country Fixtures Country Results
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Match drawn
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Match drawn
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Sussex won by 10 wickets
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 341 Kent 117/2 (44 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 467/3d Hampshire 131 & 100/4 (37 ov) (f/o)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 439 & 151/5 (38.2 ov) Gloucs 364/6d
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 308 & 236 Lancashire 196 & 41/1 (23.2 ov, target 349)
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