Full name Brian Charles Rose
Born June 4, 1950, Dartford, Kent
Current age 66 years 294 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
|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|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v England at Sahiwal, Dec 23, 1977 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v England at Sialkot, Dec 30, 1977 scorecard|
|First-class span||1969 - 1987|
|List A span||1969 - 1987|
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.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1980
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history