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Raman Subba Row
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Raman Subba Row

England
Raman Subba Row

INTL CAREER: 1958 - 2001

Full Name

Raman Subba Row

Born

January 29, 1932, Streatham, London

Age

89y 101d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

Height

6ft

Education

Whitgift School, Croydon; Cambridge University

Other

Referee

TEAMS

London-born and educated at Whitgift School, Raman Subba Row was a solid left-hand opener who could also bat in the middle order. Initially very leg-sided, he adapted his style and finished his career as a punishing driver and stealer of singles. He was also a legspinner, used more as a shock weapon than a regular bowler, but he was good enough to take 5 for 21 in the 1951 Varsity match. He was in the Cambridge side for three years (1951-53) and also won a Blue at fives. He was also a fine slip fielder who could also more than hold his own in the deep. Although he played two seasons for Surrey, he blossomed after moving to Northamptonshire and won the first of his 13 Test caps in 1958, making a hundred in his first Test overseas and then scoring centuries in the first and last Ashes Tests in 1961. His retirement at the end of that summer (after which he was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year) at the age of 29 to concentrate on his public relations business was a great loss. He remained close to the game, and was the chairman of the Test & County Cricket Board and an ICC match referee.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test1322198413746.8534150
FC260407651418230041.4630731760
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test131620---2.00-000
FC26062433363875/2138.6571.7020
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
Test4141
ODI119119
FC11
Raman Subba Row in 1964
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Debut/Last Matches

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FC Matches
Span
1951 - 1961

Photos


Raman Subba Row in 1964
Raman Subba Row is congratulated by Wally Grout
Neil Adcock traps Raman Subba Row leg before
John Waite keeps wicket for South Africa against England
Raman Subba Row: portrait