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Richard Brooks      

Full name Richard Brooks

Born July 29, 1863, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire

Died April 9, 1927, Kensington, London (aged 63 years 254 days)

Major teams London County, Old Cranleighans, Surrey

Also known as Richard B. Brooks (but he had only one Christian name)

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Richard Brooks
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 7 8 1 56 18* 8.00 0 0 8 12
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 7 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1889-1903
Profile

Richard Brooks, born at Sutton-on-Sea, in Lincolnshire, on July 29, 1863, died in London on April 9. After being in the Cranleigh School XI for several seasons, he developed into one of the best wicket-keepers of the day, but his duties as a solicitor prevented him from appearing frequently in first class matches. He played, however, for Surrey against Gloucestershire at the Oval in 1889, and later for London County, while at Lord's in 1901 he kept wicket for England v Yorkshire and at the Oval a year later took part in the Gentlemen v Players match. Whilst assisting London county against Worcestershire at the Crystal Palace in 1900 he did not allow a single bye in totals of 208 and 177. Being unable to spare time to appear in many three-day matches, he was obliged to content himself with taking part chiefly in good-class club games. For the Wanderers he was very successful, once obtaining as many as nine wickets in a match and several times six in succession. In one season he did not allow a single extra in nine consecutive innings. He was, too, well above the average as a batsman. It may be added that, although he was generally known as R. B. Brooks, he had only one Christian name.

Latest Photos

1940

RB Brooks

RB Brooks

© Wisden

Aug 4, 1901

Rest of England XI which beat Yorkshire (County Champions) in 1901 -  (Back) RB Brooks, Albert Trott, Gilbert Jessop, George Wilson. (Middle) AO Jones, Plum Warner, Shrimp Leveson Gower, George Beldam, Charles Fry. (Front) John Gunn, Jimmy Sinclair.

Rest of England XI 1901

© Wisden

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