Harry Cherrington Brook (born 22 February 1999) is an English international cricketer who plays international cricket for England and domestic cricket for Yorkshire County Cricket Club.[1][2] Primarily a right-handed batsman, he also bowls right-arm medium pace. He made his international debut for England in January 2022.[3]

Harry Brook
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Brook celebrates after scoring a century for Yorkshire in 2022
Personal information
Full name
Harry Cherrington Brook
Born (1999-02-22) 22 February 1999 (age 23)
Keighley, West Yorkshire, England
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 707)8 September 2022 v South Africa
Last Test1 December 2022 v Pakistan
T20I debut (cap 92)26 January 2022 v West Indies
Last T20I13 November 2022 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2016–presentYorkshire (squad no. 88)
2021–presentNorthern Superchargers
2021/22Hobart Hurricanes
2022Lahore Qalandars
Career statistics
Competition Test T20I FC LA
Matches 2 20 58 15
Runs scored 252 372 3,319 343
Batting average 84.00 26.57 37.71 31.18
100s/50s 1/1 0/1 8/18 1/1
Top score 153 81* 194 103
Balls bowled 993 18
Wickets 8 0
Bowling average 55.25
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/15
Catches/stumpings 2/– 10/– 46/– 4/–
Source: Cricinfo, 5 December 2022

Early lifeEdit

Brook was born in Keighley but raised in Burley in Wharfedale. His family were active in club cricket.[4]

He was educated at Ilkley Grammar School, a comprehensive school in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. At the age of 14, he left having been offered a scholarship at Sedbergh School, an independent boarding school in Cumbria.[2][5][6] Journalist Alex Mason reported for the Cricketer Magazine that former professional cricketer and Sedbergh School cricket coach Martin Speight was a very big influence on Brook's career during his schooldays.[7]

Cricket careerEdit

DomesticEdit

Brook made his first-class debut for Yorkshire against Pakistan A on 26 June 2016 at Headingley whilst still at school.[5][2][6][8] He made his County Championship debut for Yorkshire against Middlesex at Lord's on 19 June 2017. His debut followed a series of three centuries scored within a fortnight for Yorkshire's second eleven.[9] At international level, Brook toured India in early 2017 with the England under-19s, playing in two U-19 Tests and five U-19 LOIs against the India under-19s.[10][11]

Brook made his Twenty20 debut for Yorkshire in the 2018 t20 Blast on 5 July 2018.[12] He was signed by Northern Superchargers for The Hundred 2021 tournament.[13]

In 2022, Brook was signed by Lahore Qalandars. In match against Islamabad United, Brook came to bat when Lahore was 12-3 and scored an unbeaten 102 off 49 balls to power his team to a massive 197 total. It was his maiden t20 ton and he became youngest ever centurion in Pakistan Super League.[citation needed]

In April 2022, Brook was bought by the Northern Superchargers for the 2022 season of The Hundred.[14]

In South Africa's new SA20 competition, Brook will play for the Johannesburg Super Kings (JSK), who paid R2.3 million for his services.[15]

InternationalEdit

Brook captained the England under-19 cricket team in a five match youth ODI series against India in August 2017.

In December 2017, Brook was named as the captain of England's squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[16] In England's second group fixture, against Bangladesh, he scored 102 not out, becoming the second England captain after Alastair Cook to score a century in the U19 World Cup.[17] Following England's matches in the tournament, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Brook as the rising star of the squad.[18] He was the leading run-scorer for England in the tournament, with 239 runs.[19]

In January 2022, Brook was named in the England's T20I squad for the series against West Indies.[20] He made his T20I debut on 26 January 2022, for England against the West Indies.[21] In May 2022, Brook was named in England's Test squad for their home series against New Zealand.[22] In July 2022, Brook was named in England's One Day International (ODI) squad for their home series against India.[23] In August 2022, he was named in England's Test squad for their series against South Africa.[24] He made his Test debut on 8 September 2022, for England against South Africa.[25] In September 2022, Brook was named in England's squad for the 2022 Men's T20 world cup who then went on to win the tournament.

He was named to the both the Test and T20I squads of the English cricket team in Pakistan in 2022–23. During the first Test in Rawalpindi, he top scored in both innings, notching up his first Test century of 153 runs in the first innings and 87 runs in the second, helping to set up England for their incredible win on the final day.[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Harry's time will surely come again". 3 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Harry Brook". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Harry Brook profile and biography, stats, records, averages, photos and videos". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  4. ^ https://cricketyorkshire.com/harry-brook/
  5. ^ a b Playfair. Marshall, Ian (ed.). Playfair Cricket Annual (70th edition) (2017 ed.). London: Headline. p. 197.
  6. ^ a b "Harry Brook first-class debut for Yorkshire". Sedbergh School. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Brook No Argument". 28 September 2018.
  8. ^ Birkinshaw, Alan (29 June 2017). "Burley's Harry Brook makes his Yorkshire debut". Wharfedale Observer. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  9. ^ Fuller, John (20 June 2017). "Harry Brook's journey to a County Championship debut with Yorkshire". Cricket Yorkshire. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Under-19 Test Matches played by Harry Brook". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Under-19 LOI Matches played by Harry Brook". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  12. ^ "North Group (N), Vitality Blast at Leeds, Jul 5 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  13. ^ "The Hundred 2021 - full squad lists". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  14. ^ "The Hundred 2022: latest squads as Draft picks revealed". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  15. ^ "Live report - SA20 player auction". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 September 2022.
  16. ^ "Brook tasked with World Cup mood swing". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Brook century studs comprehensive England win". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  18. ^ "U19CWC Report Card: England". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  19. ^ "ICC Under-19 World Cup, 2017/18 - England Under-19s: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  20. ^ "Harry Brook added to England T20I squad as cover for Sam Billings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  21. ^ "3rd T20I (D/N), Bridgetown, Jan 26 2022, England tour of West Indies". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  22. ^ "James Anderson & Stuart Broad recalled by England for New Zealand Tests". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  23. ^ "Richard Gleeson wins first England call-up for T20Is against India". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
  24. ^ "England v South Africa: Ollie Robinson recalled for first two Tests". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  25. ^ "3rd Test, The Oval, September 08 - 12, 2022, South Africa tour of England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  26. ^ "Relive England's incredible final day in Rawalpindi". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 December 2022.

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