Full name Karl Robert Brown
Born May 17, 1988, Bolton, Lancashire
Current age 27 years 75 days
Major teams Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Moors Sports Club
Nickname Brownie, Charlie
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Height 5 ft 10 in
Education Hesketh Fletcher CE, Atherton, Lancashire
|First-class debut||Durham UCCE v Lancashire at Durham, May 10-12, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Glamorgan v Lancashire at Colwyn Bay, Jul 19-22, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Lancashire v Worcestershire at Manchester, Apr 22, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Lancashire v Middlesex at Blackpool, Jul 29, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester, Jun 10, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Jul 17, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|36||Lancashire||v Middlesex||Blackpool||29 Jul 2015||LA|
|21||Lancashire||v Essex||Chelmsford||27 Jul 2015||LA|
|54||Lancashire||v Glamorgan||Colwyn Bay||19 Jul 2015||FC|
|13||Lancashire||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||17 Jul 2015||T20|
|51||Lancashire||v Notts||Manchester||15 Jul 2015||T20|
|52||Lancashire||v Leics||Leicester||10 Jul 2015||T20|
|18||Lancashire||v Essex||Manchester||6 Jul 2015||FC|
|69||Lancashire||v Yorkshire||Manchester||3 Jul 2015||T20|
|97, 82||Lancashire||v Northants||Manchester||29 Jun 2015||FC|
|6||Lancashire||v Warwickshire||Manchester||26 Jun 2015||T20|
Karl Brown gained a professional contract with Lancashire in 2006 after coming through the Academy system. He also gained England Under-19 representative honours but his progress was frustratingly sallow: by the time his breakthrough season came in 2011 - Lancashire's Championship year - he has only played six Championship and 10 limited-overs matches.
Until then he had appeared in only six Championship matches in total, but after catching the eye in a friendly against Oxford University at The Parks he was rewarded with the No. 3 slot for the season-opener against Sussex, to which he responded with a maiden century as Lancashire began their title-winning season with a resounding win. He kept his place for all 16 Championship matches, finishing with 888 runs and was named the county's Young Player of the Year.
Increasingly, though, it was his limited-overs form that sustained his career. As Lancashire yo-yoed between Divisions One and Two of the Championship between 2012 and 2014, his average declined, reaching barely double figures in six matches in 2014: his four-day game had stalled. In one-day cricket, though, he fared much better, leading Lancashire's challenge in both T20 and 50-over cricket in 2014 and being an important component of the side that reached T20 finals day at Edgbaston.
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