Bill Brown      

Full name William Alfred Brown

Born July 31, 1912, Toowoomba, Queensland

Died March 16, 2008, Murrumba Downs, Queensland (aged 95 years 229 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Queensland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

William Alfred Brown
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 22 35 1 1592 206* 46.82 4 9 1 14 0
First-class 189 284 15 13838 265* 51.44 39 66 110 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 22 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 189 169 110 6 4/16 18.33 3.90 28.1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 8-12, 1934 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 24-29, 1948 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1932-1950
Profile

WA (Bill) Brown was an outstanding opening batsman and excellent fieldsman for Australia on either side of the Second World War, his achievements perhaps overshadowed by his more lauded contemporaries. He averaged nearly 47 in Tests, and over fifty in first-class cricket, making 39 first-class hundreds. He would have undoubtedly played more Test cricket if it were not for the war. An unspectacular bat, he was a superb glancer, and deft placer of the ball. He had a full range of shots, however, and was hard to tie down.

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Nov 3, 2005

Michael Hussey receives his Test cap from Bill Brown, Australia's oldest living Test cricketer , Australia v West Indies, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day, November 3, 2005

Michael Hussey receives his Test cap

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Jun 8, 2005

Bill Brown, Bill Johnston, Neil Harvey and Sam Loxton pose for a photo during  a reunion of the remaining Invincibles in Sydney, June 8, 2005

Bill Brown, Bill Johnston, Neil Harvey and Sam Loxton

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Nov 2004

Bill Brown of Australia, 2004

Bill Brown

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1939
Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2000 Queen's Birthday honours list for services to cricket

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