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Ali Brown      

Full name Alistair Duncan Brown

Born February 11, 1970, Beckenham, Kent

Current age 44 years 169 days

Major teams England, Nottinghamshire, Surrey

Also known as Lordy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Caterham School

Alistair Duncan Brown
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 16 16 0 354 118 22.12 427 82.90 1 1 40 3 6 0
First-class 285 447 51 16898 295* 42.67 47 75 278 1
List A 404 386 19 11257 268 30.67 19 50 131 0
Twenty20 79 79 2 1758 83 22.83 1173 149.87 0 12 207 66 41 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 16 1 6 5 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 285 1417 775 6 3/25 129.16 3.28 236.1 0 0
List A 404 520 561 14 3/39 3/39 40.07 6.47 37.1 0 0 0
Twenty20 79 1 2 2 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut England v India at The Oval, May 23-24, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at The Oval, Jun 21, 2001 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1992
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire at Nottingham, May 18-20, 2011 scorecard
List A debut 1990
Last List A Nottinghamshire v Lancashire at Nottingham, Aug 29, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nottinghamshire v Somerset at Southampton, Aug 14, 2010 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/12 Surr 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Croydon 17 Jul 2013 Other
18 Notts v Lancashire Nottingham 29 Aug 2011 LA
0, 33 Notts 2nd XI v Derby 2nd XI Denby 17 Aug 2011 Other
36 Notts 2nd XI v Derby 2nd XI Denby 16 Aug 2011 Other OD
8 Notts v Gloucs Cheltenham 24 Jul 2011 LA
17 Notts 2nd XI v Lancs 2nd XI Todmorden 20 Jul 2011 Other
4 Notts 2nd XI v Lancs 2nd XI Todmorden 19 Jul 2011 Other OD
3 Notts v Unicorns Nottingham 18 Jul 2011 LA
27 Notts v Essex Nottingham 17 Jul 2011 LA
60 Notts 2nd XI v MCC Uni Leeds 12 Jul 2011 Other
Profile

His nickname, Lordy, is an allusion to Ted Dexter, and Brown can be just as destructive - if not more so. One of the biggest crowd-pleasers in the county game, he has been unfortunate to be pigeon-holed as a one-day player. In first-class cricket he scores heavily and quickly, lofting the ball over the infield on the off side with a mixture of power and style, and mauls anything pitched short of a length. His rampaging 268 in an astonishing match against Glamorgan at The Oval in 2002 is the highest score in a senior limited-overs game anywhere in the world. Picked for England in the one-day series against India in 1996, he was branded a clown by The Times after a helter-skelter 34 in the first game ("If Brown had appeared on a one-wheeled bike, wearing a silly hat and a red nose, and thrown custard pies at the umpires, he would scarcely have struck a more ridiculous figure than he did yesterday."). A duck followed, but Brown responded by smacking a century in the final match. It proved to be the high point of his international career, and although he hit a 31-ball 50 against South Africa in 1998 - the fastest in the history of the Texaco Trophy - he was quietly dropped after the mini World Cup in Bangladesh in 1998-99. Weight of runs earned him a recall for the 2001 NatWest Series but three appearances produced 21 runs and that was that. A gem in Surrey's middle order, Brown is also a sharp slip fielder and a good team man with a mischievous sense of humour. He may also have been one of the best modern-day batsmen in England not to play a Test. However, after a disappointing couple of years, he was released by Surrey at the end of the 2008 season but found a new lease of life with Nottinghamshire and helped them to the Championship in 2010, before extending his career into his 42nd year but 2011 became his final season.
Lawrence Booth September 2011

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Mar 29, 2011

Ali Brown helped give the Nottinghamshire score respectability, MCC v Nottinghamshire, 3rd day, Abu Dhabi, March 29, 2011

Ali Brown helped give the Nottinghamshire score respectability

© Graham Morris

Sep 1, 2010

Ali Brown struck 52 to help Nottinghamshire's recovery, Durham v Nottinghamshire, County Championship, Division One, Chester-le-Street, September 1, 2010

Ali Brown struck 52 to help Nottinghamshire's recovery

© PA Photos

Aug 22, 2010

Ali Brown had his off stump removed by Azhar Mahmood as Kent romped to a 42-run win over Nottinghamshire, Kent v Nottinghamshire, Clydesdale Bank 40, Canterbury, August 22 2010

Ali Brown had his off stump removed by Azhar Mahmood as Kent romped to a 42-run win over Nottinghamshire

© Getty Images

Notes

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1998

Tour Results
Scotland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 3, 2008
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 212 balls remaining)
Ireland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 1, 2008
New Zealand won by 290 runs
England v New Zealand at Lord's - Jun 28, 2008
New Zealand won by 51 runs
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 25, 2008
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
England v New Zealand at Bristol - Jun 21, 2008
New Zealand won by 22 runs
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