Full name Harold James Rhodes
Born July 22, 1936, Hadfield, Glossop, Derbyshire
Current age 80 years 244 days
Major teams England, Derbyshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Relation Father - AEG Rhodes
|Test debut||England v India at Leeds, Jul 2-4, 1959 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v India at Manchester, Jul 23-28, 1959 scorecard|
|First-class span||1953 - 1975|
|List A span||1963 - 1975|
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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