Steve Rhodes

Country: England
Born: June 17, 1964, Dirk Hill, Bradford, Yorkshire
Batting Style: Right hand Bat

Steve Rhodes Bio

Steven John Rhodes is a renowned former cricket player from England. Born on June 17, 1964, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, he hails from a cricketing family, as his father, Billy Rhodes, was a notable wicketkeeper for Nottinghamshire. Growing up with cricket in his blood, Steven quickly embraced the sport and exhibited immense talent from an early age.

In line with the cricketing tradition of wicketkeepers, Rhodes possessed a stocky yet athletic build, enabling him to be agile behind the stumps and a formidable batsman. His skills caught the attention of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, and he joined the team in 1981, becoming the youngest wicketkeeper to play for the county. However, with the presence of the experienced captain and wicketkeeper David Bairstow, Rhodes found limited opportunities and was eventually released from the club in 1985.

Worcestershire County Cricket Club recognized Rhodes’ potential and signed him on in 1985. Just a year later, he earned his county cap and went on to serve the club with remarkable consistency for the next two decades. Rhodes proved to be a significant asset to Worcestershire, delivering exceptional performances both behind the stumps and with the bat, earning him the prestigious honor of being named one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year in 1994.

Rhodes’ proficiency in the game opened doors to international cricket when he made his Test debut for England in 1994 against New Zealand at Trent Bridge. In that match, he showcased his batting prowess, scoring 49 runs, and displayed his exceptional wicketkeeping skills by taking six catches. It is worth noting that Rhodes could have represented England much earlier in his career, as he was selected for the tour to India in 1988-89, but the tour was canceled due to political reasons.

One of his most memorable performances came during the famous Oval Test match of 1994 against South Africa. Rhodes’ impeccable wicketkeeping was on full display as he played a crucial role in three of Devon Malcolm’s nine dismissals during the match. His consistent performances earned him a place on the tour to Australia in 1994-95. However, despite his contributions, especially with the bat, the selectors deemed his performances not up to par, resulting in him losing his spot in the team.

Throughout his career, Steven Rhodes was known for his commitment, dedication, and professionalism, both on and off the field. His ability to adapt to challenging situations, remain calm under pressure, and contribute to the team’s success made him a valuable asset. Despite not achieving the same level of success at the international level, he became a respected figure in English cricket and left an indelible mark with his skills and determination.

After retiring from professional cricket, Steven Rhodes took on various coaching roles, utilizing his vast knowledge and experience to mentor young cricketers. He has served as the head coach for Worcestershire County Cricket Club and has been involved in coaching positions in other cricketing organizations globally.

With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Steven John Rhodes epitomizes the sheer passion and love for the game. His contributions to cricket, both as a player and as a mentor, have left an enduring impact within the cricketing community.

Steve Rhodes Career Stats

Steve Rhodes Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 17 5 294 65* 24.5 941 31.24 0 1 28 2 46 3
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 9 8 2 107 56 17.83 150 71.33 0 1 7 1 9 2
FC 440 618 166 14839 124 32.82 - - 12 72 - - 1139 124
List A 477 318 98 4362 105 19.82 - - 1 6 - - 532 129
T20s 3 2 0 12 9 6 14 85.71 0 0 1 0 0 5

Steve Rhodes Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 440 - 6 30 0 - - - 30 - 0 0 0
List A 477 - 6 1 0 - - - 1 - 0 0 0
T20s 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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