Brian Close

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Birthday
24, 1931
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 13, 2015 (84)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
24, 1931
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 13, 2015 (84)

About

The youngest man ever to play Test cricket for England, he captained England in 7 of his 22 Test matches, and later captained Somerset.

Before Fame

He was serving a "confined to barracks" punishment during his military service when selected for his first international cricket tour in 1950.

Trivia

He has long opposed one-day cricket, or ODI's, believing that it diminishes a player's skills.

Family Life

He was the second eldest of five boys and a girl born to Harry and Esther Close.

Associated With

He and Mark Harman both played county cricket for Somerset.