Freddie Brooks      

Full name Frederick George Brooks

Born May 1, 1883, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India

Died September 5, 1947, Hermanus, Cape Province, South Africa (aged 64 years 127 days)

Major teams Rhodesia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Frederick George Brooks
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 2 4 0 123 61 30.75 0 2 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1904/05 - 1909/10

Freddie Brooks was educated at Bedford Grammar where he was a superb allround sportsman - he was the Public Schools champion at the 100 yards, 110 yard hurdles, long jump and high jump. He captained the XI and led from the front - his scores of 162 and 196 were the highest made for the school - and was also an outstanding rugby three-quarter. Word of his talent spread to Rhodesia and, aged 19, he was offered a position in the civil service and moved to Salisbury in 1902. He made an immediate impression, scoring 121 in his first outing in club cricket. Within a year he won the first of his Rhodesian tennis singles and athletic sprint titles, and also set the national record for the high jump. Although he was talked about as a potential South African international, Brooks struggled to find enough time to do his talents justice although he made 61 on his first-class debut for Rhodesia against Transvaal.

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