Edward Brooks      

Full name Edward William John Brooks

Born July 6, 1898, Camberwell, London

Died February 10, 1960, Lyminster, Sussex (aged 61 years 219 days)

Major teams Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 359 442 98 4497 70 13.07 0 9 725 96
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 359 6 6 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1925 - 1939
Profile

Edward William John Brooks, the former Surrey wicketkeeper, died suddenly on February 10 at Lyminster, Sussex, ,where he had been living in recent years. He was 61, having been born at Camberwell on July 6, 1898. He joined Surrey initially as a medium-paced bowler and in a minor match in 1923 deputised at short notice when the regular wicketkeeper was injured; so successful was he that he thenceforth directed his energies mainly towards wicketkeeping. He made his debut for Surrey in first-class cricket in two matches in 1925, and,when Strudwick retired as the county's wicketkeeper in 1928, Brooks succeeded him. He quickly established himself as a very capable man behind the stumps, acrobatic in his movements and with a keen sense of humour. He excelled especially in taking fast bowling, and held a very large number of catches off A. R. Gover during the 1930s. He took six catches in an innings at Blackheath in 1935, equalling the Surrey record, and altogether during his career, which lasted until 1939, he dismissed more than 800 opponents, over 700 of them caught. He was, too, a useful batsman, scoring several half-centuries, and equally skilful as a hitter or a dour defender ,in a crisis. He actually scored 4,504 runs. in first-class cricket at an average of 13.09, including an innings of 70 against Hampshire at the Oval in 1936, when he shared a stand of 168 for the ninth wicket with E. R. T. Holmes in 75 minutes. He represented the Players' against the Gentlemen four times between 1931 and 1935.
The Cricketer, Spring 1960

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 500/9d S Lanka U19 235/6 (80 ov)
South Group: Middlesex v Essex at Lord's - Jul 28
Essex won by 5 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Worcs v Pakistanis at Worcester
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North Group: Durham v Derbyshire at Chester-le-Street
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Essex v Glamorgan at Chelmsford
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Gloucs v Middlesex at Bristol
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Northants v Yorkshire at Northampton
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Notts v Leics at Nottingham
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Surrey v Kent at The Oval
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
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