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Brian Rose (cricketer)

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Full Name  Brian Charles Rose
Born  (1950-06-04) 4 June 1950 (age 64)
Birth Place  Dartford, Kent, England
Role  Batsman
Name  Brian Rose
Career start  December 14, 2005
Stance  Orthodox stance
Nickname  Rosey, Harry
National team   England
Batting style  Left-handed
Bowling style  Left-arm Medium
Division  Light middleweight

Brian Charles Rose (born 4 June 1950, Dartford, Kent, England) is an English former cricketer, who played in nine Tests and two ODIs for England from 1977 to 1981.

Life and career

Rose was educated at Weston-super-Mare Grammar School for Boys He trained as a teacher before pursuing a successful county career with Somerset. A left-handed opening batsman, he succeeded Brian Close as captain in 1978, and he led the county to their first ever trophies, the Gillette Cup and the John Player League, in 1979. The team was a potent blend of world-class match winners in Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Joel Garner, county professionals and keen youngsters.

Rose made the infamous decision to declare Somerset's innings closed in a Benson and Hedges Cup zonal match after one over, to ensure their progress through the group on run-rate. Somerset were ejected from the competition for bringing the game into disrepute, and Rose was condemned in the press.

Helped perhaps by Ian Botham's captaincy of England, Rose played nine Tests, and batted as well as anyone against the fearsome West Indies attack in 1980, making 243 runs at 48.60. He developed eye problems, had to return early and batted with glasses for the rest of his career.

In 270 first-class matches he scored 13,236 runs at 33.25 with a career best of 205. He resumed teaching after retiring from the first-class game, but maintained his involvement with Somerset. A past Chairman of Cricket, he became the Director of Cricket at Taunton, but stood down at the end of the 2012 season.


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