Vic Brooks

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Vic Brooks
Personal information
Full nameVictor Charles George Brooks
Born (1948-06-26) 26 June 1948 (age 70)
East Ham, Essex, England
BattingLeft-handed
RoleOccasional wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1969–1971 Essex
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches33
Runs scored536
Batting average 10.602.00
100s/50s–/––/–
Top score226
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 1/–1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 24 February 2012

Victor Charles George Brooks (born 29 June 1948) is a former English cricketer. Brooks is a left-handed batsman who occasionally fielded as a wicket-keeper. He was born at East Ham, Essex.

Cricket Team sport played with bats and balls

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.

Batting (cricket) a skill in the sport of cricket

In cricket, batting is the act or skill of hitting the ball with a bat to score runs or prevent the loss of one's wicket. Any player who is currently batting is denoted as a batsman, batswoman, or batter, regardless of whether batting is their particular area of expertise. Batsmen have to adapt to various conditions when playing on different cricket pitches, especially in different countries - therefore, as well as having outstanding physical batting skills, top-level batsmen will have lightning reflexes, excellent decision-making and be good strategists.

Wicket-keeper fielding position in cricket

The wicket-keeper in the sport of cricket is the player on the fielding side who stands behind the wicket or stumps being watchful of the batsman and be ready to take a catch, stump the batsman out and run out a batsman when occasion arises. The wicket-keeper is the only member of the fielding side permitted to wear gloves and external leg guards. The role of the keeper is governed by Law 27 of the Laws of Cricket.

Brooks made his debut for Essex in a List A match against Sussex in the 1969 Player's County League, with him making a further appearance in that season's competition against Surrey. [1] The following season he made his first-class debut against the touring Jamaicans. In 1971 Brooks made two further first-class appearances, against Warwickshire and Kent, [2] as well as making a further List A appearance against Hampshire in the John Player League. [1] In first-class cricket, Brooks scored 53 runs at an average of 10.60, with a highest score of 22. [3] In List A cricket, he scored 6 runs at an average of 2.00, with a highest score of 6. [4]

Essex County Cricket Club english Cricket Club

Essex County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Essex. Founded in 1876, the club had minor county status until 1894 when it was promoted to first-class status pending its entry into the County Championship in 1895, since when the team has played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England. Essex play most of their home games at the County Cricket Ground, Chelmsford and some at Lower Castle Park in Colchester. The club has formerly used other venues throughout the county including Valentines Park in Ilford, Leyton Cricket Ground, the Gidea Park Sports Ground in Romford, and Garon Park and Southchurch Park, both in Southend. Its limited overs team is called the Essex Eagles, whose team colours are all-blue.

List A cricket is a classification of the limited-overs (one-day) form of the sport of cricket. List A cricket includes One Day International (ODI) matches and various domestic competitions in which the number of overs in an innings per team ranges from forty to sixty, as well as some international matches involving nations who have not achieved official ODI status. Together with first-class and Twenty20 cricket, List A is one of the three major forms of cricket recognised by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Sussex County Cricket Club English cricket team

Sussex County Cricket Club is the oldest of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Sussex. Its limited overs team is called the Sussex Sharks. The club was founded in 1839 as a successor to the various Sussex county cricket teams, including the old Brighton Cricket Club, which had been representative of the county of Sussex as a whole since the 1720s. The club has always held first-class status. Sussex have competed in the County Championship since the official start of the competition in 1890 and have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England.

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References

  1. 1 2 "List A Matches played by Vic Brooks". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  2. "First-Class Matches played by Vic Brooks". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  3. "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Vic Brooks". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  4. "List A Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Vic Brooks". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
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