Ali Brown

Country: England
Born: February 11, 1970, Beckenham, Kent
Height: 5ft 10in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Ali Brown Bio

Alistair Duncan Brown, also known affectionately as Lordy, is a cricket player hailing from England who has earned a reputation as one of the biggest crowd-pleasers in the county game. Though he has been mistakenly pigeon-holed as a one-day player, Brown’s skills extend far beyond that format of the game.

In the realm of first-class cricket, Brown is known for his ability to score heavily and quickly. He possesses an incredible knack for lofting the ball over the infield on the off-side with a mesmerizing combination of power and elegance. Additionally, he has a propensity for mauling anything pitched short of a length. His most memorable performance came in 2002 when he recorded a rampaging 268 runs against Glamorgan at The Oval, setting a limited-overs record at the time.

Brown made his debut for England in the one-day series against India in 1996. However, his initial performance in the first game earned him the playful title of “clown” from The Times. Despite this initial setback, Brown responded with a century in the final match of the series, which became the pinnacle of his international career. Although he had a moment of brilliance with a 31-ball 50 against South Africa in 1998 (the fastest in the history of the Texaco Trophy), he was quietly dropped from the squad following the mini World Cup in Bangladesh in 1998-99.

Nevertheless, Brown’s weight of runs during domestic competitions earned him a recall for the 2001 NatWest Series. Unfortunately, he struggled to make an impact, managing only 21 runs in three appearances. This marked the end of his international career.

Throughout his career, Brown remained a gem in Surrey’s middle order. His batting prowess was accompanied by his skills as a sharp slip fielder, making him an all-round asset to the team. Additionally, his mischievous sense of humor made him a beloved teammate. It is worth noting that Brown’s career is marked by the fact that, despite his immense talent, he never had the opportunity to represent England in Test cricket.

After a few disappointing years, Surrey released Brown at the end of the 2008 season. However, he found a new lease of life with Nottinghamshire and played a crucial role in guiding them to the Championship in 2010. Despite extending his career into his 42nd year, 2011 ultimately marked his final season in professional cricket.

Alistair Duncan Brown’s impact on the cricketing world is undeniable. With his explosive stroke play and phenomenal batting skills, he left a lasting impression on fans, earning a reputation as one of the most exciting players in the county game. While he may not have had the opportunity to represent England in Test cricket, he will forever be remembered as a fearless and destructive force on the field.

Ali Brown Career Stats

Ali Brown Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 16 16 0 354 118 22.12 427 82.9 1 1 40 3 6 0
FC 285 447 51 16898 295* 42.67 - - 47 75 - - 278 1
List A 404 386 19 11257 268 30.67 - - 19 50 - - 131 0
T20s 79 79 2 1758 83 22.83 1173 149.87 0 12 207 66 41 0

Ali Brown Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 16 1 6 5 0 - - - 5 - 0 0 0
FC 285 - 1417 775 6 3/25 - 129.16 3.28 236.1 - 0 0
List A 404 - 520 561 14 3/39 3/39 40.07 6.47 37.1 0 0 0
T20s 79 1 2 2 0 - - - 6 - 0 0 0

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