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Ginger Evans      

Full name John Brian Evans

Born November 9, 1936, Clydach, Glamorgan, Wales

Died May 1, 2011, Grimsby, Lincolnshire (aged 74 years 173 days)

Major teams Glamorgan, Lincolnshire

Also known as Brian Evans

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 88 131 19 1535 62* 13.70 0 7 46 0
List A 5 4 1 18 13* 6.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 88 14263 6789 251 8/42 27.04 2.85 56.8 10 0
List A 5 338 212 3 1/26 1/26 70.66 3.76 112.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1958-1969
List A span 1963-1971
Profile

Brian Evans, universally known as Ginger, made his 2nd XI debut for Glamorgan as a 17-year-old in 1953 and also established himself in club cricket in South Wales, but he had to wait five years for his first county appearance. In 1960 and 1961, his only two full summers, he took 82 and 87 wickets and briefly formed a dangerous new-ball pairing with Jeff Jones. But his career was blighted by injury issues which ultimately forced him to retire early in the 1964 season. Evans subsequently played for Lincolnshire, helping them win the Minor Counties Championship in 1966. He was a professional for Ross Sports Group in Grimsby until 1971. Even when he quit playing he retained his close links with the game as an umpire, a county official in Lincolnshire, and as groundsman at Ross Sports Group. In all he took 251 wickets at 27.04 in 88 matches, with a career best of 8 for 42 against Somerset in 1961. He also scored 1535 runs at 13.70.
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