Ross Edwards      

Full name Ross Edwards

Born December 1, 1942, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia

Current age 74 years 2 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Ross Edwards
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 20 32 3 1171 170* 40.37 2 9 104 1 7 0
ODIs 9 8 1 255 80* 36.42 349 73.06 0 3 22 0 0 0
First-class 126 212 25 7345 170* 39.27 14 42 111 11
List A 30 26 6 550 80* 27.50 0 3 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 20 1 12 20 0 - - - 10.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 126 84 75 1 1/24 75.00 5.35 84.0 0 0
List A 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 22-26, 1972 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 28-Sep 3, 1975 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24, 1972 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 21, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1964/65 - 1979/80
List A span 1969/70 - 1979/80
Profile

Ross Edwards was a dependable middle-order batsman and a brilliant cover fielder (although he started as a wicketkeeper) who improved with age and was 29 when he was picked for his first overseas tour , to England in 1972. In his second Test at Nottingham he opened the innings in an emergency and hammered an unbeaten 170. Australia might have thought they had found a new opener, a pair in the next Test resulted in Edwards returning to his more familiar middle-order role. After another solid home series against Pakistan, he toured West Indies as the reserve wicketkeeper, but a poor series meant he was out of the side until recalled against England in 1974-75, hitting his second hundred at Perth. He toured England in 1975, top-scoring with 58 in the World Cup final defeat by West Indies, and in the Tests series which followed he made 99 in a crisis at Lord's, but didn't play for Australia again after that series. In 1977 he joined World Series Cricket, ending his career in 1979-80. An accountant by trade, he moved to England where he continues to play club cricket.
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Nov 26, 1979

Ross Edwards models the 'proposed coloured cricket apparel', Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, 1979-80, Australia

Ross Edwards models the 'proposed coloured cricket apparel'

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Dec 1977

The World Series Cricket Australia team at St Kilda Football ground in Melbourne. Standing (from left): Kerry O'Keeffe, Ray Bright, Wayne Prior, Mick Malone, Ian Davis, Graham McKenzie, Len Pascoe, Rick McCosker, Rod Marsh, Ross Edwards, Dennis Lillee. Sitting: Ashley Mallett, Gary Gilmour, Ian Redpath, Ian Chappell (with bat), Doug Walters, Greg Chappell, Richie Robinson, David Hookes, Max Walker and Bruce Laird, December 1977

The World Series Cricket Australia team at St Kilda Football ground in Melbourne, December 1977

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1977

The WSC Australians pose for a photo at St Kilda Football Ground in 1977, Melbourne, 1977

The WSC Australians pose for a photo at St Kilda Football Ground in 1977

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