Ross Edwards

Australia|Middle order Batter
Ross Edwards
INTL CAREER: 1972 - 1975
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Full Name

Ross Edwards


December 01, 1942, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia


80y 119d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position


Playing Role

Middle order Batter

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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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A3026655080*27.50--03--140
List A30-000-----000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player
Ross Edwards models the 'proposed coloured cricket apparel'
The World Series Cricket Australia team at St Kilda Football ground in Melbourne, December 1977
The WSC Australians pose for a photo at St Kilda Football Ground in 1977
Ian Chappell's 1975 Australia squad to England
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Ross Edwards lbw to Woolmer for 99, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's July 31, 1975