Simon Brown

Country: England
Born: June 29, 1969, Cleadon, Co Durham
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Medium fast

Simon Brown Bio

Simon John Emmerson Brown was a promising cricket player hailing from England who had shown immense potential during his short-lived career. Born on April 18, 1967, this left-arm fast-medium bowler made a significant impact in his maiden Test match at Lord’s against Pakistan in 1996.

During that Test, Brown showcased his talent by dismissing Pakistan opener Aamer Sohail with his tenth delivery, leaving fans and experts in awe of his potential. However, this was the only taste of Test cricket that Brown would get, as he failed to receive any more opportunities to represent his country on the grandest stage. In hindsight, Brown believes that the fate of other left-arm bowlers, like Mike Smith of Gloucestershire, who only received one Test cap, might have influenced the lack of chances he received.

Standing tall and possessing a thin frame, Brown began his professional cricket career with Northamptonshire in 1987. However, he faced stiff competition from the likes of Curtley Ambrose, Winston Davis, Greg Thomas, and David Capel, which made it difficult for him to secure a regular spot in the first team. In search of better opportunities, Brown decided to move to Durham in 1991, just one year before the county achieved first-class status.

Playing for Durham proved to be a turning point in Brown’s career. Despite being a part of England’s youngest county side, he consistently demonstrated his ability to take wickets. However, one could argue that he sometimes faced the consequences of carrying a relatively inexperienced and aging bowling attack, which affected his overall performance. As the workload of the season increased, it was common for Brown’s form to deteriorate towards the end of the summer.

As injuries started plaguing him more frequently after he crossed the age of 30, Brown’s professional career gradually faded away at a relatively young age. Nevertheless, his contributions to Durham and the opportunities he provided for budding young players cannot be underestimated.

Simon Brown’s impact on the cricket field extended beyond his playing career. His commitment to the sport, along with his perseverance, has left a lasting impression on the cricketing community. Though he may not have achieved all that he desired in terms of international caps, his legacy is remembered through his contributions at the domestic level.

Off the field, Brown has remained connected to the sport through coaching and mentorship roles. Utilizing his experience and knowledge, he has been able to guide young talents and inspire them to follow their dreams of becoming professional cricketers.

As of today, Simon Brown’s achievements and contributions to the cricketing world continue to be recognized and celebrated. His brief but impactful career serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of sports, where even the most promising talents sometimes fail to reach the heights they are capable of.

Simon Brown Career Stats

Simon Brown Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 1 11 10* 11 44 25 0 0 2 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 159 221 72 1796 69 12.05 - - 0 2 - - 42 0
List A 113 53 20 217 18 6.57 - - 0 0 - - 23 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Simon Brown Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 1 2 198 138 2 1/60 2/138 69 4.18 99 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 159 - 28735 15800 550 7/51 - 28.72 3.29 52.2 - 36 2
List A 113 - 5352 4062 132 6/30 6/30 30.77 4.55 40.5 1 2 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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