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Brian Rose      

Full name Brian Charles Rose

Born June 4, 1950, Dartford, Kent

Current age 64 years 89 days

Major teams England, Somerset

Nickname Rosey, Harry

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Education Weston-super-Mare Grammar School; Borough Road College, Isleworth

Brian Charles Rose
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 16 2 358 70 25.57 956 37.44 0 2 38 0 4 0
ODIs 2 2 0 99 54 49.50 210 47.14 0 1 7 0 1 0
First-class 270 448 50 13236 205 33.25 25 53 124 0
List A 258 244 33 5846 137* 27.70 3 29 65 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 270 445 289 8 3/9 36.12 3.89 55.6 0 0
List A 258 204 152 7 3/25 3/25 21.71 4.47 29.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v England at Lahore, Dec 14-19, 1977 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Feb 13-18, 1981 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v England at Sahiwal, Dec 23, 1977 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v England at Sialkot, Dec 30, 1977 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1969-1987
List A span 1969-1987
Profile

Brian Rose, the England left-hander who is best remembered for leading Somerset to their first silverware, the Gillette Cup and the John Player League in 1979, the beginning of a golden age for them. In the same year he courted controversy by declaring Somerset's innings in a Benson & Hedges Cup match after one over, so as to take advantage of a technicality. It didn't do him much good: he was vilified and Somerset were thrown out of the competition. Rose played nine Tests, and stood up well to the West Indies in 1980, when he made 243 runs at 48.60. He didn't lack courage, and on his day was an attractive batsman. But he struggled in West Indies in 1980-81, returning home early with an eye defect, and thereafter batted in glasses. In his later years he combined his cricket with teaching.
Rob Smyth

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Apr 13, 2007

Somerset director of cricket Brian Rose ahead at the club's press day, Taunton, April, 13, 2007

Somerset director of cricket Brian Rose ahead at the club's press day

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Jun 4, 1986

Brian Rose

Brian Rose

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Jul 24, 1982

Somerset captain Brian Rose holds the Benson and Hedges cup, Lord's, July, 24, 1982

Somerset captain Brian Rose holds the Benson and Hedges cup

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1980

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 Worcs 85/1
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 31/0 Notts 188
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 0/0
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 Kent 144/3
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 Yorkshire 216/3
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 338/6
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 112/1
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 NZ A 207/8
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