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Harold Rhodes
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Harold Rhodes

England
Harold Rhodes

INTL CAREER: 1959 - 1959

Full Name

Harold James Rhodes

Born

July 22, 1936, Hadfield, Glossop, Derbyshire

Age

85y 135d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

relations

(father)

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

Harold "Dusty" Rhodes was one of the most controversial bowlers in the early 1960s, with his whippy action scrutinised and debated across England in an era when the desire to stamp out chucking was cricket's No. 1 priority. Initially an offspinner, Rhodes tried legspin before turning to fast bowling. In 1959 he took two wickets in his first two overs on his Test debut, but by 1960 he was in the spotlight after being no-balled and his international career was over. When he was again called in 1965, the MCC held an assessment but were undecided as to whether he threw or not, with debate about his over-extended right elbow joint to the fore. The argument simmered - Sid Buller, who called him in 1965, asked that he be removed from the attack in a county game in 1966 - until MCC finally declared his action was legal in 1968. It made little difference as Rhodes retired at the end of the season, continuing to play league cricket in Nottinghamshire, with the occasional one-day outing for Notts.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test21100*-000000
FC3223991432427489.4800860
List A57261312426*9.530040
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2444924494/505/15927.113.2649.8100
FC322554882114510737/3819.702.2851.7424
List A5730861670714/184/1823.523.2443.4100
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpire
List A99
Harold Rhodes portrait
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1953 - 1975
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1975

Photos


Dusty Rhodes bowls during his four-wicket haul