Syd Brown      

Full name Sydney Maurice Brown

Born December 8, 1917, Eltham, Kent

Died December 28, 1987, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire (aged 70 years 20 days)

Major teams Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Sydney Maurice Brown
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 329 580 40 15756 232* 29.17 22 80 152 2
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 329 135 80 3 2/19 26.66 3.55 45.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1937 - 1955

Stocky in build and somewhat flat-footed, Syd Brown was an attacking opening batsman, an outstanding fielder away from the bat, and, when the occasion demanded, a more than adequate wicketkeeper. He made his debut in 1937 - his opening partner that day was EW Swanton, in one of his three county appearances - and was unfortunate to lose hmost of his twenties to the war years. He was equally unlucky to be part of a side which contained three world-class batsmen - Denis Compton, Bill Edrich and Jack Roberston - and so his achievements have been largely overshadowed. In 1947, Middlesex's golden summer when those three topped 3000 runs, Brown scored 2078 himself. His career best was 232 made against Somerset at Lord's in 1951. He passed 1000 runs in a season nine times and after retiring he became a publican.
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Syd Brown (Middlesex)

Syd Brown (Middlesex)

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Middlesex's 1947 Championship-winning side.  <I>Back</I> PI Bedford, AW Thompson, LH Gray, LH Compton,  JDB Robertson, SM Brown, JA Young. <I>Front</I>  WJ Edrich, FG Mann, RWV Robins (capt), JM Sims, DCS Compton.

Middlesex's 1947 Championship-winning side

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