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Full name Karl Robert Brown
Born May 17, 1988, Bolton, Lancashire
Current age 26 years 72 days
Major teams Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Moors Sports Club
Nickname Brownie, Charlie
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Height 5 ft 10 in
Education Hesketh Fletcher CE, Atherton, Lancashire
|First-class debut||Durham UCCE v Lancashire at Durham, May 10-12, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Lancashire v Somerset at Manchester, Jun 1-4, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Lancashire v Worcestershire at Manchester, Apr 22, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Lancashire v Hampshire at Manchester, Jul 27, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester, Jun 10, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Lancashire v Durham at Manchester, Jul 24, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/17, 35||Lancashire||v Hampshire||Manchester||27 Jul 2014||LA|
|129||Lancashire||v Yorkshire||Manchester||26 Jul 2014||LA|
|2||Lancashire||v Durham||Manchester||24 Jul 2014||T20|
|101||Lancs 2nd XI||v Derby 2nd XI||Neston||21 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|58||Lancashire||v Derbyshire||Manchester||18 Jul 2014||T20|
|13||Lancashire||v Leics||Leicester||11 Jul 2014||T20|
|33||Lancs 2nd XI||v Worcs 2nd XI||Ombersley||8 Jul 2014||Other|
|50||Lancs 2nd XI||v Worcs 2nd XI||Ombersley||7 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|29||Lancashire||v Worcs||Worcester||6 Jul 2014||T20|
|71, 49||Lancs 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Southport||1 Jul 2014||Other|
Karl Brown gained a professional contract with Lancashire in 2006 after coming through the Academy system. He made his first century for the Second XI in 2005 and has also gained England Under-19 representative honours. In 2008 he broke into the first team towards the end of the season, but it wasn't until the 2011 summer - with Lancashire reduced to a small squad - that he make a real breakthrough.
Until then he had appeared in only six Championship matches in total, but after catching the eye in a friendly against Oxford University at The Parks he was rewarded with the No. 3 slot for the season-opener against Sussex, to which he responded with a maiden century as Lancashire began their title-winning season with a resounding win. He kept his place for all 16 Championship matches, finishing with 888 runs and was named the county's Young Player of the Year.
He made good progress too in 20-over and 40-over cricket, scoring two 50s in 11 innings in T20 and a century against Essex in the CB40. His 2012 form was slightly disappointing by comparison although he still amassed more than 1,000 runs across the three competitions but a poor 2013, when he averaged 26.75 in the Championship, left him with a career threatening to stall.
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