Rory Hamilton-Brown

Country: England
Born: September 03, 1987, Wellington Hospital, London
Height: 6ft
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Rory Hamilton-Brown Bio

Rory James Hamilton-Brown was a talented and promising cricket player from England. Known for his carefree approach to the game and his distinctive double-barrelled name, Hamilton-Brown’s career was marked by both success and tragedy.

Born on October 6, 1987, Hamilton-Brown showed immense potential from a young age. He attended Millfield School, where he excelled in both cricket and rugby union. His godfather, Dennis Amiss, a former England cricketer, played a crucial role in shaping his passion for the sport.

Hamilton-Brown made his debut for Surrey’s Second XI in 2004, when he was just 16 years old. Displaying his natural talent, he scored an impressive 84 runs against Sussex. However, with limited opportunities in a team dominated by experienced players, he decided to move to Sussex in 2008.

Under the guidance of Chris Adams, the coach at Sussex, Hamilton-Brown’s skills flourished. He steadily established himself as a crisp-hitting middle-order batsman and a reliable offspin bowler. His cavalier style of play earned him praise and he was considered a potential international player.

In a bold move, Surrey’s coach Chris Adams recruited Hamilton-Brown in 2010 and appointed him as the team’s captain at the age of 22. This made him the youngest captain Surrey had seen in 138 years. It was a controversial decision, as Hamilton-Brown had to win the support of a skeptical and sometimes volatile dressing room.

In his first season as captain, Hamilton-Brown showcased his leadership skills and led Surrey to the 40-over title. The following year, he guided the team to promotion to Division One of the Championship with a strong late-season surge. Despite his success as a captain, he acknowledged that the added responsibility impacted his batting performance.

Tragedy struck Hamilton-Brown’s life in June 2012 when his close friend Tom Maynard died on a railway line near Wimbledon. This devastating incident cast a dark cloud over his career, and he struggled to recover mentally and emotionally. As if that wasn’t enough, a wrist injury in 2014 required surgery and ultimately forced him to retire from cricket at the young age of 27.

Following his retirement, Hamilton-Brown sought solace by returning to his first county, Sussex, in 2013. However, he faced challenges in rediscovering a fulfilling and successful career. Despite his determination, the wrist injury continued to hinder his progress.

Hamilton-Brown’s cricketing journey was a tale of immense talent, challenging circumstances, and heartbreaking setbacks. His carefree approach to the game, distinct personality, and prominent cheekbones made him stand out on and off the field. Though his time in professional cricket was cut short, his contributions and potential will always be remembered.

After retiring from cricket, Hamilton-Brown’s focus shifted to other endeavors. He may have left the cricketing world prematurely, but his legacy as a gifted player and courageous leader will endure.

Rory Hamilton-Brown Career Stats

Rory Hamilton-Brown Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 73 126 8 3841 171* 32.55 5321 72.18 8 18 - - 43 0
List A 83 72 3 1720 115 24.92 1586 108.44 2 7 - - 32 0
T20s 93 87 3 1536 87* 18.28 1302 117.97 0 4 159 38 32 0

Rory Hamilton-Brown Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 73 - 1002 624 11 2/5 3/85 56.72 3.73 91 0 0 0
List A 83 - 1266 1211 32 3/28 3/28 37.84 5.73 39.5 0 0 0
T20s 93 44 550 702 37 4/15 4/15 18.97 7.65 14.8 1 0 0

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