Brian Close

Full name:Dennis Brian Close
Born:24th February 1931, Rawdon, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Batting:Left-hand batsman
Bowling:Right-arm off-break, Right-arm medium pace
Occasional wicket-keeper
Biography:Awarded CBE in 1975 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to cricket
Teams:England (Test: 1949-1976); England (ODI: 1972); Yorkshire (Main FC: 1949-1970); Marylebone Cricket Club (Main FC: 1950/51-1967); Somerset (Main FC: 1971-1977); Yorkshire (Main ListA: 1963-1970); Somerset (Main ListA: 1971-1977); North of England (Other FC: 1949-1961); Players (Other FC: 1949-1962); England (Other FC: 1949-1976); Under 30 (Other FC: 1949); Combined Services (Other FC: 1950-1951); TN Pearce's XI (Other FC: 1955-1978); England XI (Other FC: 1958-1968); Commonwealth XI (Other FC: 1959/60-1964/65); International Wanderers (Other FC: 1972/73-1974/75); DH Robins' XI (Other FC: 1973/74-1974/75); International XI (Other FC: 1975); DB Close's XI (Other FC: 1982-1986); England (Other ListA: 1972); DH Robins' XI (Other ListA: 1973/74-1974/75); International Wanderers (Other ListA: 1974/75); Yorkshire Second XI (Minor Counties Championship: 1948-1969); All teams
Yorkshire cap: 1949
Yorkshire Captain: 1963 - 1970
Wisden Cricketer of the Year: 1964
Yorkshire benefit season: 1970 (Testimonial. Raised 6,540 pounds)
Somerset cap: 1971
Somerset Captain: 1972 - 1977
South African Cricket Annual Cricketer of the Year: 1974
Somerset benefit season: 1976 (Testimonial)
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics
Articles:A profile of Brian Close

Test Career Batting and Fielding (1949-1976)
England223728877025.34 0424
Test Career Bowling (1949-1967)
England121256532184-3529.55 0067.33 2.63

First-Class Career Batting and Fielding (1949-1986)
Overall78612251733499419833.26 521718131
First-Class Career Bowling (1949-1986)
Overall6997136023094711718-4126.42 43359.75 2.65

ODI Career Batting and Fielding (1972)
England330494316.33 0098.00 1
ODI Career Bowling (1972)

List A Career Batting and Fielding (1963-1977)
Overall16415611345813123.84 21153
List A Career Bowling (1963-1975)
Overall2258541436654-922.43 2035.28 3.81





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