ICC Hall of Fame

Brian Statham
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1951 - 1965


ENGUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Alongside Fred Trueman, Brian Statham formed one of England's best new ball partnerships. His accuracy helped him take 252 Test wickets at an average of 24.84 in a Test career spanning 14 years.

Player Bio

Brian Statham was a right-arm fast-medium bowler, who represented England in 70 Tests. Born on June 17, 1930, in Manchester, he picked up 252 wickets at an average of 24.84 with 7 for 39 being his best bowling figures in an innings. In all, Statham took 2,260 wickets in 559 first-class matches at an astonishing average of 16.37.

Known for his accuracy and ability to make both the old and the new ball talk, he was a real force in the English line-up during his time. In the fourth Test at the Adelaide Oval in 1962-63, he overtook Alec Bedser’s then English record of 236 wickets.

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17 Jun 1930
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Date of debut:
17 Mar 1951