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Brian Bolus      

Full name John Brian Bolus

Born January 31, 1934, Whitkirk, Leeds, Yorkshire

Current age 80 years 76 days

Major teams England, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

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Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 12 0 496 88 41.33 0 4 0 2 0
First-class 469 833 81 25598 202* 34.03 39 142 201 0
List A 143 141 13 3110 100* 24.29 1 18 44 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 1 18 16 0 - - - 5.33 - 0 0 0
First-class 469 1736 886 24 4/40 36.91 3.06 72.3 0 0
List A 143 6 7 0 - - - 7.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Leeds, Jul 25-29, 1963 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Kanpur, Feb 15-20, 1964 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1956-1975
List A span 1963-1976
Profile

A predominently leg-side player, Brian Bolus was unfortunate not to play more than seven Tests. His average of over 40 reflects consistent run-scoring and he rarely failed. Possibly his inability to turn good starts into centuries told against him, with none of his four Test fifties taking him any higher than 88. He had a good tour of India in 1963-64, yet oddly was not considered to play against Australia in 1964, despite England initially struggling to find an opening pair. By the end of that series, however, Boycott and Edrich were firmly established in that position and Bolus did not get another opportunity.

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