Full Name

David John Brown

Born

January 30, 1942, Walsall, Staffordshire

Age

80y 301d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

A reliable and hard-working fast-medium bowler, and unusually for an English seamer, as effective overseas as at home. With his height (he was 6' 4") he was able to make the ball bounce, move off a length, and was quick enough to hurry good batsmen on hard wickets. Brown's determination, which enabled him to recover from injury, made him popular with the public and selectors alike, and that quality was reflected in his role as a dogged tail-ender. He captained Warwickshire from 1975 to 1977, and was vice-captain of the MCC team that toured Pakistan in 1966-67.

After retiring he combined farming and horse-breeding with his role as Warwickshire's manager, although he returned to the fray at the age of 40 in 1982 to help Warwickshire out of an injury crisis. In 1986 he was approached with a view to him becoming England manager before the role was offered to Micky Stewart.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test2634534244*11.7900070
FC39044611141107912.26061570
List A17995316924110.8100270
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test264650982237795/427/9828.312.6364.5120
FC390633392896111658/6024.852.7454.3465
List A179899156242215/135/1325.443.7540.6250
David Brown portrait
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Test
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1961 - 1982
List A Matches
Span
1964 - 1979
Photos
England's Dougie Brown and Alec Stewart relax on the golf course
England's Dougie Brown and Alec Stewart relax on the golf course
David Brown