Brian Luckhurst      

Full name Brian William Luckhurst

Born February 5, 1939, Sittingbourne, Kent

Died March 1, 2005, Kent (aged 66 years 24 days)

Major teams England, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Relation Son - S Luckhurst

Brian William Luckhurst
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 41 5 1298 131 36.05 3633 35.72 4 5 136 1 14 0
ODIs 3 3 0 15 14 5.00 69 21.73 0 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 389 662 77 22303 215 38.12 48 115 391 0
List A 153 151 16 5485 142 40.62 7 39 62 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 4 57 32 1 1/9 1/9 32.00 3.36 57.0 0 0 0
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 389 5643 2744 64 4/32 42.87 2.91 88.1 0 0
List A 153 266 183 8 3/22 3/22 22.87 4.12 33.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 27-Dec 2, 1970 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Perth, Dec 13-17, 1974 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v England at Wellington, Mar 9, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1958-1985
List A span 1963-1976
Profile

Obituary
Brian Luckhurst shrewdly worked out what he could and could not do, and would have had an even better Test average if the selectors had assessed his ability as thoroughly. He was robbed of one tour he should have made - to India and Pakistan in 1972-73 - where his quick-footedness against spin and reliable close catching would have been invaluable, and chosen for one (Australia 1974-75) for which, aged 35, he was ill-suited. He was overwhelmed by Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson, and was never picked again. A well-built, square-shouldered figure always immaculately turned out, his most productive stroke was the square-cut, which he hit with crippling force, while his prime asset was unblinking concentration. He died in March 2005, aged 66, after suffering from cancer of the oesophagus.
John Thicknesse

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Dec 17, 1974

Brian Luckhurst grimaces after being hit again on his injured hand by Jeff Thomson, December 17, 1974

Brian Luckhurst grimaces after being injured

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Jul 31, 1974

Brian Luckhurst sweeps, July 31, 1974

Brian Luckhurst sweeps

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1974

Brian Luckhurst batting for Kent, 1973

Brian Luckhurst batting for Kent

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1971

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