Cyril Washbrook      

Full name Cyril Washbrook

Born December 6, 1914, Barrow, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Died April 27, 1999, Sale, Cheshire (aged 84 years 142 days)

Major teams England, Lancashire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Cyril Washbrook
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 37 66 6 2569 195 42.81 6 12 8 12 0
First-class 592 906 107 34101 251* 42.67 76 176 212 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 37 2 36 33 1 1/25 1/25 33.00 5.50 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 592 474 309 7 2/8 44.14 3.91 67.7 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 14-17, 1937 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 23-28, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1933-1964
Profile

Cyril Washbrook, who died on April 27, 1999, aged 84, was an always staunch and sometimes brilliant opening batsman for Lancashire and England. He flourished either side of the Second World War, and his name will for ever be paired in history with that of Len Hutton, with whom he opened for England 51 times. Their average partnership was 60, which from this distance seems like unparalleled riches, although they played in often perilous times for England. In the popular imagination, he is remembered for two other things. One was his comeback in 1956 when, as a selector, he made a dramatic return to the Test team, aged 41. The other was the jaunty angle of his cap which hinted at a carefree nature. In fact, he was a diffident man, and he masked this by acquiring a rather forbidding exterior as he gained authority.

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1955

Winston Place (left) and Cyril Washbrook open for Lancashire

Winston Place (left) and Cyril Washbrook open for Lancashire

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Dec 26, 1950

Neil Harvey is run out by Cyril Washbrook, Australia v England, MCG, 3rd day, December 26, 1950

Neil Harvey is run out by Cyril Washbrook

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Jun 29, 1949

Cyril Washbrook walks out to bat, Old Trafford, June 29, 1949

Cyril Washbrook walks out to bat

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1947

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