Full name Steven John Rhodes
Born June 17, 1964, Dirk Hill, Bradford, Yorkshire
Current age 52 years 217 days
Major teams England, Worcestershire, Yorkshire
Also known as Bumpy
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Relation Son - GH Rhodes
|Test debut||England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Jun 2-6, 1994 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Perth, Feb 3-7, 1995 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v Australia at Manchester, May 25, 1989 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 10, 1995 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Worcestershire v Lancashire at Worcester, Sep 9-12, 2004 scorecard|
|List A debut||1984|
|Last List A||Worcestershire v Leicestershire at Worcester, Sep 5, 2004 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Worcestershire v Northamptonshire at Worcester, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Worcestershire v Warwickshire at Worcester, Jun 18, 2003 scorecard|
The son of former Nottinghamshire keeper Billy Rhodes, Steve looks the part. In the wicketkeepers' tradition, he is stocky yet athletic, and a pugnacious batsman. He joined Yorkshire in 1981 and became the youngest keeper to play for the county. But as an understudy to the then Yorkshire captain and keeper David Bairstow, his opportunities were limited and he was released to join Worcestershire in 1985. He gained his county cap a year later and has served the club with great consistency for two decades.
One of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year in 1994, Rhodes made his Test debut in the same year against New Zealand at Trent Bridge, hitting 49 and
taking six catches. He might have played for England much earlier, having been selected for the tour to India in 1988-89 that was cancelled for political reasons. He caught three of Devon Malcolm's nine victims in the famous Oval Test match of 1994 against South Africa, and went on to tour Australia in 1994-95. But his performances, particularly with the bat, were not considered good enough for him to keep his place.
Graham Holburn (April 2004)
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1995
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