Raman Subba Row      

Full name Raman Subba Row

Born January 29, 1932, Streatham, London

Current age 88 years 306 days

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Northamptonshire, Surrey

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Other Referee

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Whitgift School, Croydon; Cambridge University

Raman Subba Row
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 13 22 1 984 137 46.85 3 4 1 5 0
First-class 260 407 65 14182 300 41.46 30 73 176 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 1 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 260 6243 3363 87 5/21 38.65 3.23 71.7 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 24-29, 1958 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 17-22, 1961 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1951 - 1961
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown, Apr 18-23, 1992 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (SSC), Nov 29-Dec 3, 2001 scorecard
Test matches 41
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v South Africa at Kingston, Apr 7, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Dec 19, 2001 scorecard
ODI matches 119
ODI statistics

London-born and educated at Whitgift School, Raman Subba Row was a solid left-hand opener who could also bat in the middle order. Initially very leg-sided, he adapted his style and finished his career as a punishing driver and stealer of singles. He was also a legspinner, used more as a shock weapon than a regular bowler, but he was good enough to take 5 for 21 in the 1951 Varsity match. He was in the Cambridge side for three years (1951-53) and also won a Blue at fives. He was also a fine slip fielder who could also more than hold his own in the deep. Although he played two seasons for Surrey, he blossomed after moving to Northamptonshire and won the first of his 13 Test caps in 1958, making a hundred in his first Test overseas and then scoring centuries in the first and last Ashes Tests in 1961. His retirement at the end of that summer (after which he was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year) at the age of 29 to concentrate on his public relations business was a great loss. He remained close to the game, and was the chairman of the Test & County Cricket Board and an ICC match referee.
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Raman Subba Row in 1964

Raman Subba Row in 1964

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Jul 1961

Raman Subba Row is congratulated by Wally Grout on reaching his hundred, England v Australia, Edgbaston, 1961

Raman Subba Row is congratulated by Wally Grout

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Jul 23, 1960

Neil Adcock traps Raman Subba Row leg before, July 23, 1960

Neil Adcock traps Raman Subba Row leg before

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1961