Ross Edwards

Country: Australia
Born: December 01, 1942, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Ross Edwards Bio

Ross Edwards, an exceptional cricketer hailing from Australia, is best known for his reliable performances as a middle-order batsman and his outstanding skills as a cover fielder. Although he initially started his career as a wicketkeeper, he transitioned into a competent batsman as the years went by.

Born and raised in Australia, Ross Edwards developed a love for the sport from a young age. He worked hard on his skills and technique, honing his abilities to become a force to be reckoned with on the cricket field. Edwards made his mark on the international stage when he was 29 years old, earning a call-up for Australia’s overseas tour to England in 1972.

It was during his second Test match at Nottingham that Edwards truly showcased his immense talent. As a result of an emergency situation, he was asked to open the innings and responded with an extraordinary unbeaten knock of 170 runs. The innings proved to be a revelation, and Australia even contemplated utilizing Edwards as a permanent opener. However, due to a pair in the following Test, he returned to his familiar role in the middle-order.

Following a successful home series against Pakistan, Edwards found himself as the reserve wicketkeeper during the tour of West Indies. Unfortunately, his form dipped during the series and it resulted in him being dropped from the team. However, he made a strong comeback during the 1974-75 Ashes series against England, where he scored his second Test century at Perth.

Continuing his impressive form, Edwards embarked on a tour to England in 1975. In the highly anticipated World Cup final against West Indies, he top-scored with 58 runs. Although his efforts were not enough to secure victory for Australia, it highlighted his ability to perform under pressure. In the subsequent Test series against England, Edwards found himself in a crisis situation at Lord’s and responded with a brilliant innings of 99 runs. However, despite his significant contributions, he was not selected to represent Australia in any future matches.

In 1977, Edwards made the decision to join the controversial World Series Cricket, which had attracted several top players from around the world. He continued to play cricket until his retirement in 1979-80. Despite leaving professional cricket behind, Edwards continues his love affair with the game by playing club cricket in England, where he currently resides.

Throughout his career, Ross Edwards proved himself to be a reliable batsman and a gifted fielder. Adept at adapting to different situations, he could anchor the innings or play aggressively when required. His remarkable performances on the field earned him a well-deserved spot in the Australian cricket history books and ensured that his legacy as a talented cricketer lives on.

Ross Edwards Career Stats

Ross Edwards Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 20 32 3 1171 170* 40.37 - - 2 9 104 1 7 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 9 8 1 255 80* 36.42 349 73.06 0 3 22 0 0 0
FC 126 212 25 7345 170* 39.27 - - 14 42 - - 111 11
List A 30 26 6 550 80* 27.5 - - 0 3 - - 14 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Ross Edwards Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 20 1 12 20 0 - - - 10 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 126 - 84 75 1 1/24 - 75 5.35 84 - 0 0
List A 30 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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