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Alan Ealham      

Full name Alan George Ernest Ealham

Born August 30, 1944, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent

Current age 72 years 301 days

Major teams Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Son - MA Ealham

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 305 466 68 10996 153 27.62 7 175 0
List A 237 211 38 4070 94* 23.52 0 14 102 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 305 229 189 3 1/1 63.00 4.95 76.3 0 0
List A 237 12 9 1 1/8 1/8 9.00 4.50 12.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1966 - 1982
List A span 1967 - 1981
Profile

Alan Ealham was an aggressive middle-order batsman whose first-class career started only when, as his father insisted, he had completed his apprenticeship as a welder and panel beater. He made his county debut in 1966 aged 22 and for a decade and a half remained as a key part of a successful Kent side. While he was a good batsman - he passed 1000 runs three times - it was his fielding that lingers in the memory. In an era when outstanding fielders were far from common, Ealham had few equals and, unusually, he was at his best in the deep where his athleticism and powerful arm was to the fore. It was because of this that he was a frequent 12th man for England. At a time when one-day cricket was in the ascendancy, his fielding made him a genuine allrounder and he contributed wholeheartedly to Kent's five one-day titles and two Championships. He led the side between 1978 and 1980, and retained his links with the county after retirement as 2nd XI coach and director of youth coaching.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 219/4 (45.3 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 Essex 106/0 (36 ov)
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 Glamorgan 11/0 (3.4 ov)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 22/0 (8.5 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 Leics 65/5 (27.1 ov)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 Notts 142/3 (44.5 ov)
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 31/0 (7 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 Warwickshire 26/1 (15.2 ov)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 374/6 (96 ov)
ENG Women v PAK Women at Leicester - Jun 27
ENG Women 330/5 (46/50 ov)
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