Steve RHODES

Steve Rhodes - England - Test Cricket Record for England.

Photo/Foto: Stuart Franklin

Date: 01 January 1995

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    • POSITION
      Right Hand Batsman, Wicket Keeper
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Wednesday, 17 June 1964
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Bradford, England.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • England
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Steve RHODES - England - Test Cricket Record for England.

Date Test Venue Opp. 1st 2nd Ct St Result
+ 02/06/94 1 Nottingham NZ 49 dnb 6 0 won by an inns & 90 runs
+ 16/06/94 2 Lord's NZ 32* 24* 1 0 Match Drawn
+ 30/06/94 3 Manchester NZ 12 dnb 5 0 Match Drawn
+ 21/07/94 1 Lord's SA 15 14* 5 1 lost by 356 runs
+ 04/08/94 2 Leeds SA 65* dnb 3 1 Match Drawn
+ 18/08/94 3 The Oval SA 11 dnb 6 0 won by 8 wickets
+ 25/11/94 1 Brisbane Aus 4 2 3 0 lost by 184 runs
+ 24/12/94 2 Melbourne Aus 0 16 1 1 lost by 295 runs
+ 01/01/95 3 Sydney Aus 1 dnb 4 0 Match Drawn
+ 26/01/95 4 Adelaide Aus 6 2 7 0 won by 106 runs
+ 03/02/95 5 Perth Aus 2 39* 5 0 lost by 329 runs
 
Summary of all matches
M Runs HS Ave 100s 50s W BB Ave 5w Ct St
11 294 65* 24.50 0 1 0 - n/a 0 46 3

 
 

 

Photo By Nigel French 19th. May 1994.   © G.H.


 

Steve Rhodes, the Bradford born wicket-keeper whose father played for Nottinghamshire in the 1960s, was one of a number of Yorkshiremen brought in by Raymond Illingworth when he became England's chairman of selectors in 1994. Indeed, 'Bumpy' Rhodes had played for Yorkshire in the early 1980s before joining Worcestershire in 1985. He had played three ODIs against Australia in 1989, chosen for his batting ability and it was that that got him into the England Test team against New Zealand in 1994. He did not disappoint, scoring 49 at Trent Bridge and 32 not out and 24 not at Lord's as well as keeping wicket to a high standard.

 

He scored 65 not out against South Africa at Headingley and his batting was expected to play an important role in Australia in a 1994-95 Ashes series. In Australia, though, he was in terrible form, only making a contribution in the final innings of the final Test in Perth, when he made 39 not out. Rhodes was chosen to play in the Lord's Test against West Indies in 1995, but on the morning of the match Illingworth gave the gloves to Alec Stewart, who had already been selected as a batsman. Rhodes scored 56 in the second ODI against South Africa, batting with Thorpe and Chris Lewis and guiding England to victory as rain made the match spill over into a second day. In the World Series in 1994-95 he made 21 in England's victory over Australia in Melbourne. (Bob Harragan)