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Brian Bolus
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Brian Bolus

England
Brian Bolus

INTL CAREER: 1963 - 1964

Full Name

John Brian Bolus

Born

January 31, 1934, Whitkirk, Leeds, Yorkshire

Died

May 06, 2020, Nottingham, (aged 86y 96d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm medium

Other

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TEAMS

A predominently leg-side player, Brian Bolus was unfortunate not to play more than seven Tests. His average of over 40 reflects consistent run-scoring and he rarely failed. Possibly his inability to turn good starts into centuries told against him, with none of his four Test fifties taking him any higher than 88. He had a good tour of India in 1963-64, yet oddly was not considered to play against Australia in 1964, despite England initially struggling to find an opening pair. By the end of that series, however, Boycott and Edrich were firmly established in that position and Bolus did not get another opportunity.

He was a good strokeplayer, with a good cut and cover drive. In defence he favoured the use of his rather large pads, and showed in his few Test appearances that he was not overawed by the occasion, hitting Wes Hall back over his head at the Oval for four off the first ball he faced in a Test. He was also a useful left-handed medium pace bowler.

A Yorkshireman by birth, he debuted for his native county in 1956, and played there for seven years before moving to Nottinghamshire, whom he eventually captained in 1972. He became the third player to be capped by three counties when he moved again to captain Derbyshire in 1973 (he was also the first to captain two different counties in successive seasons) before concluding a 19-year career in 1975. In the 1990s he was on the England selection committee.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test71204968841.3304020
FC4698338125598202*34.03391422010
List A143141133110100*24.29118440
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test7118160---5.33-000
FC4691736886244/4036.913.0672.300
List A143670---7.00-000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1956 - 1975
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1976

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