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Bob Berry      

Full name Robert Berry

Born January 29, 1926, West Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire

Died December 2, 2006 (aged 80 years 307 days)

Major teams England, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Worcestershire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Robert Berry
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 2 6 4* 3.00 0 0 1 0 2 0
First-class 273 305 112 1463 40 7.58 0 0 138 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 4 653 228 9 5/63 9/116 25.33 2.09 72.5 1 1 0
First-class 273 50680 17389 703 10/102 24.73 2.05 72.0 34 5
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 8-12, 1950 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 24-29, 1950 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1948-1962
Profile

Bob Berry honed his craft in the Lancashire Leagues before making his debut for his native county in 1948, and although the county was packed with spinners, he forged his way into the side with his slow left-armers. Although he was not biggest turner of the ball, his variation in flight was exceptional, and in 1950 he earned himself a Test trial in which he took five wickets. As a result, he made his Test debut in the first Test against West Indies in 1950, taking 5 for 63 and 4 for 54 as England won their only match of the summer. Retained for Lord's, he went wicketless as West Indies won their famous victory, but he bowled economically and was unfortunate to be dropped. He was included in the Ashes touring side that winter, but did not break into the Test side.

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Bob Berry signs a bat for a fan, 1950

Bob Berry signs a bat for a fan

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May 11, 1949

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