Bramdean's Head of Sport, Keith Brown, successfully captained the Middlesex President's XI to victory over the
MCC President's XI at Lords Cricket Ground on August 9th.
The match was part of the Bicentenary celebrations of the MCC and Middlesex's 150th year. Brown kept wicket as
the MCC batted first and scored 167 all out in their 40 overs, with former England bowler Angus Fraser rolling
back the years to take a couple of wickets from his 8 overs and Paul Weekes picking up 5 wickets.
On the run chase Middlesex were in trouble at 37-3 but Brown came in and steadied the ship scoring 33, (the
second highest score),
taking the score to 116 before his dismissal. In the end Middlesex were comfortable winners
by 5 wickets with
4 overs to spare.
Keith is a former amateur boxer and all-round sportsman as well as an outstanding cricketer. In his cricket career,
which started with Middlesex in 1983, Keith has played in over 230 first-class matches, and he has been involved
in three Championship winning teams, one Sunday League Title, one NatWest Trophy and the Refuge Cup. He
earned his county cap as a batsman, and took over the duties of wicket-keeper in 1992. His record in both spheres
has been truly outstanding: he has scored over 10,000 runs at an average of over 35, and which includes 13
centuries in first class cricket, one against Australia on his first appearance at Lords in 1985, and a double century
against Nottinghamshire at Lords in 1990. He has also scored nearly 5000 one day runs including 4 centuries
and 4 gold awards.
As wicket-keeper, his record is
equally impressive, having taken 500 dismissal behind the stumps. He is
second player in
Middlesex's history to have scored over 10,000 runs with 500 dismissals behind stumps.
voted player of
the year in
1996 and elected vice-captain in 1997.
The above photograph shows Keith Brown giving instruction on the school's indoor uniturf sports area.
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