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Des Barrick      

Full name Desmond William Barrick

Born April 28, 1926, Fitzwilliam, Yorkshire

Died December 25, 2007 (aged 81 years 241 days)

Major teams Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Desmond William Barrick
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 301 490 62 13970 211 32.64 20 116 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 301 3575 79 5/71 45.25 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1949 - 1960

Born in the same Yorkshire town that produced Geoff Boycott, Des Barrick did not make his first-class debut until he was 23 but in the next 12 seasons he scored heavily in Northamptonshire's middle order. In his first game in June 1949, batting at No. 8, he made 34* and 36* but that was not enough to keep him in the side. Recalled a month later, he hammered an unbeaten 147 against the New Zealanders, and it was not until he had aggregated 228 runs that he was dismissed for the first time. He held his place for the rest of the summer, and although he struggled in 1950 and 1951, he learned to curb his aggressive approach and in the next two seasons he passed 1500 runs, and in 1953-54 toured India with a Commonwealth XI. In 1952 he hit his career best of 211 against Essex, adding 347 for the fifth wicket with Dennis Brookes, another Yorkshireman in exile. A part-time legspinner, his bowling best of 5 for 71 came a year earlier also against Essex. He received a benefit in 1960 and retired at the end of the summer. He continued to play for several summers in the Lancashire Leagues.
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Jul 21, 1954

Des Barrick, July 21, 1954

Des Barrick


Jul 21, 1954

Des Barrick and Frank Tyson, July 21, 1954

Des Barrick and Frank Tyson


Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 500/9d S Lanka U19 96/2 (37 ov)
North Group: Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Jul 27
Northants won by 23 runs
North Group: Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Jul 27
Yorkshire won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
North Group: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 27
Durham won by 4 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
North Group: Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby - Jul 27
Lancashire won by 27 runs
South Group: Surrey v Gloucs at The Oval - Jul 27
Surrey won by 165 runs
South Group: Sussex v Hampshire at Hove - Jul 27
Hampshire won by 9 runs
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