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Brian Luckhurst
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Brian Luckhurst

England
Brian Luckhurst

INTL CAREER: 1970 - 1975

Full Name

Brian William Luckhurst

Born

February 05, 1939, Sittingbourne, Kent

Died

March 01, 2005, Kent, (aged 66y 24d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

relations

TEAMS

Obituary
Brian Luckhurst shrewdly worked out what he could and could not do, and would have had an even better Test average if the selectors had assessed his ability as thoroughly. He was robbed of one tour he should have made - to India and Pakistan in 1972-73 - where his quick-footedness against spin and reliable close catching would have been invaluable, and chosen for one (Australia 1974-75) for which, aged 35, he was ill-suited. He was overwhelmed by Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson, and was never picked again. A well-built, square-shouldered figure always immaculately turned out, his most productive stroke was the square-cut, which he hit with crippling force, while his prime asset was unblinking concentration. He died in March 2005, aged 66, after suffering from cancer of the oesophagus.
John Thicknesse

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test21415129813136.05363335.72451361140
ODI33015145.006921.73001000
FC389662772230321538.12481153910
List A15315116548514240.62739620
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test214573211/91/932.0057.00000
ODI3------------
FC38956432744644/3242.8788.1000
List A15326618383/223/2222.8733.20000
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Brian Luckhurst grimaces after being injured
Brian Luckhurst sweeps
Brian Luckhurst batting for Kent
Basil D'Oliveira, Ray Illingworth, Derek Underwood, Brian Luckhurst, John Snow, John Edrich and Alan Knott look on after losing to India
John Jameson is run out off a deflection by Bhagwath Chandrasekhar