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Harold Rhodes      

Full name Harold James Rhodes

Born July 22, 1936, Hadfield, Glossop, Derbyshire

Current age 78 years 94 days

Major teams England, Derbyshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

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Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 1 1 0 0* - 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 322 399 143 2427 48 9.48 0 0 86 0
List A 57 26 13 124 26* 9.53 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 4 449 244 9 4/50 5/159 27.11 3.26 49.8 1 0 0
First-class 322 55488 21145 1073 7/38 19.70 2.28 51.7 42 4
List A 57 3086 1670 71 4/18 4/18 23.52 3.24 43.4 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Leeds, Jul 2-4, 1959 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Manchester, Jul 23-28, 1959 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1953-1975
List A span 1963-1975
Profile

Harold "Dusty" Rhodes was one of the most controversial bowlers in the early 1960s, with his whippy action scrutinised and debated across England in an era when the desire to stamp out chucking was cricket's No. 1 priority. Initially an offspinner, Rhodes tried legspin before turning to fast bowling. In 1959 he took two wickets in his first two overs on his Test debut, but by 1960 he was in the spotlight after being no-balled and his international career was over. When he was again called in 1965, the MCC held an assessment but were undecided as to whether he threw or not, with debate about his over-extended right elbow joint to the fore. The argument simmered - Sid Buller, who called him in 1965, asked that he be removed from the attack in a county game in 1966 - until MCC finally declared his action was legal in 1968. It made little difference as Rhodes retired at the end of the season, continuing to play league cricket in Nottinghamshire, with the occasional one-day outing for Notts.
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May 9, 1966

Dusty Rhodes bowls during his four-wicket haul, Surrey v Derbyshire, County Championship, The Oval, 2nd day, May 9, 1966

Dusty Rhodes bowls during his four-wicket haul

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Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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