Brian Christen

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Brian Christen
Personal information
Born(1926-11-27)27 November 1926
Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Died29 December 2000(2000-12-29) (aged 74)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
BowlingLeft-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
1951 & 1954Canada
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 5
Runs scored 29
Batting average 7.25
100s/50s –/–
Top score 9*
Balls bowled 843
Wickets 17
Bowling average 22.58
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 7/80
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: CricketArchive, 14 October 2011

Brian Christen (27 November 1926 – 29 December 2000) was a Canadian cricketer: a left-arm fast-medium bowler. He was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, but after emigrating played five first-class games for Canada.

Christen's innings return of 7-80 against MCC at Armour Heights, Toronto in 1951 remained the best first-class figures for Canada until John Davison took 8-61 against the United States in the 2004 ICC Intercontinental Cup. Christen also played in the Canadians' four games against English counties and the Pakistanis in 1954, his most notable scalp probably that of Abdul Kardar, whom he bowled for a duck.

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