Keith Brown      

Full name Keith Robert Brown

Born March 18, 1963, Edmonton, Middlesex

Current age 57 years 111 days

Major teams Middlesex

Nickname Scarface, Stally, Browny

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow-medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education Chase Comprehensive, Enfield

Relation Brother - GK Brown

Keith Robert Brown
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 247 373 75 10487 200* 35.19 13 56 466 33
List A 248 216 54 4749 114 29.31 4 14 168 49
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 247 321 276 6 2/7 46.00 5.15 53.5 0 0
List A 248 40 37 0 - - - 5.55 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1984 - 1998
List A span 1985 - 1998

Keith Brown was a forceful right-hand batsman who relied on a solid technique and improvisation, who made his Middlesex debut in 1984 and, as an opener, scored 102 against the touring Australians in only his fourth match and on his debut at Lord's the following year. With Colin Metson and Paul Downton and then Paul Farbrace on the books, Brown played as a specialist batsman for several years, but when circumstances led to the county needing a keeper, Brown stepped into the breach with great success. He established himself as the first-choice keeper-batsman and continued to average over 30 every season despite the extra responsibility. As a keeper he was solid rather than spectacular, but he was the kind of professional that any county longed for. When he retired at the end of 1998 he was the county's sixth most prolific wicketkeeper and only the second Middlesex wicketkeeper to exceed 10,000 runs and 500 dismissals in first-class cricket. He became a schoolmaster in Devon.
Martin Williamson

Latest Photos

Jun 2, 1997

Keith Brown in attacking mode

Keith Brown in attacking mode

© Middlesex CCC

Apr 29, 1996

Keith Brown

Keith Brown

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Tony Cottey sweeps another ball to the boundary during Glamorgan's Sunday League match with Middlesex in 1993. Keith Brown is the wicket-keeper

Tony Cottey sweeps

© Huw John