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Alan Ealham
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Alan Ealham

England

Full Name

Alan George Ernest Ealham

Born

August 30, 1944, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent

Age

76y 289d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(son)

TEAMS

Alan Ealham was an aggressive middle-order batsman whose first-class career started only when, as his father insisted, he had completed his apprenticeship as a welder and panel beater. He made his county debut in 1966 aged 22 and for a decade and a half remained as a key part of a successful Kent side. While he was a good batsman - he passed 1000 runs three times - it was his fielding that lingers in the memory. In an era when outstanding fielders were far from common, Ealham had few equals and, unusually, he was at his best in the deep where his athleticism and powerful arm was to the fore. It was because of this that he was a frequent 12th man for England. At a time when one-day cricket was in the ascendancy, his fielding made him a genuine allrounder and he contributed wholeheartedly to Kent's five one-day titles and two Championships. He led the side between 1978 and 1980, and retained his links with the county after retirement as 2nd XI coach and director of youth coaching.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC305466681099615327.6271750
List A23721138407094*23.520141020
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
FC30522918931/163.0076.3000
List A23712911/81/89.0012.00000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1966 - 1982
List A Matches
Span
1967 - 1981

Photos


The Kent squad for a County Championship game against Surrey, The Oval