Brian Close Height, Age, Net Worth, House, Affairs, Biography

Brian Close entered international cricket as a teenage prodigy in 1949. His final appearance was as a hard-bitten, bald-headed 45-year-old, facing the incredibly quick and hostile West Indian fast bowling at the top of the order in 1976.

Brian Close

Neither outing was marked by dramatic success. Nor were the sporadic Tests in between. But if there was one thing that was shown in plenty it was guts. In 1963 he walked down the wicket to meet Was Hall’s red hot pace halfway. In 1976, the photograph of his bare torso, with welts and contusions underlining Michael Holding’s fiery handiwork, entered the folklore of cricket. In between, he crept closer and closer to the wicket, and was often hit by forceful strokes, once right on the forehead. He never flinched.

His Test career was mediocre, never managing to quite recover from the disastrous debut series under Freddie Brown. He was a gutsy left-handed batsman with plenty of strokes and a bowler who could send down both seam and off-spin. But he never quite made the grade in the highest form of the game.  His fantastic all-round feats for Yorkshire for over two decades meant that he was never too far from the call for national duty. But the ill-advised sweep stroke during the tense Old Trafford Test of 1961 was just one of the marks in his career that were never quite erased.

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Brian Close Height, Age, Net Worth and Biography

Brian Close Biography 
Born Name Brian Close
Nick NameNot known
Died onSeptember 14, 2015
Profession Cricketer
NationalityEngland
Cricket
International DebutTest Debut: England v New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester, July 23, 1949
Last Test: England v West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester, July 8, 1976
Coach/MentorNot known
Jersey NumberNot known
Domestic/State TeamsNot known
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium, Off-break
Nature on fieldNot known
Likes to play againstNot known
Records/Achievements (main ones)Not known
Personal Life
Date of Birth24-02-1931
Died onSeptember 14, 2015
Birth PlaceRawdon, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Not known
NationalityEngland
Profile ImageBrian Close
SchoolNot known
UniversityNot known
Educational QualificationsNot known
Net Worth & Salary (approx.)
SalaryNot known
Net WorthNot known
Contact Address
AddressRawdon, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Phone/Mobile NumberNot known
Social Media ProfileFacebook
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