Robert Brooke (cricket writer)

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Robert W Brooke (born 6 May 1940) is an English cricket writer who has published over 20 books about the game, including those in the bibliography below.

He is a longtime Warwickshire CCC member who has been the club's honorary librarian for many years, he has also been active in MCC, the Cricket Society and the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (ACS), of which he was the co-founder in 1973.

Mr Brooke was the ACS chairman from 1973 to 1979 and was the editor of the ACS journal, the Cricket Statistician from 1973 to 1985.

As of 2003, he was the statistician and obituarist of The Cricketer; some of his articles for that publication can be found on Cricinfo within their player profiles.[1]


  • Who's Who of English First Class Cricket, 1945-84, Collins Willow, 1985, ISBN 978-0-00-218096-2
  • Cricket Firsts (with Peter Matthews), Guinness World Records Limited, 1988, ISBN 978-0-85112-365-3
  • Who's Who of Warwickshire County Cricket Club (with David Goodyear), Robert Hale Ltd, 1989, ISBN 978-0-7090-3730-9
  • A Who's Who of Worcestershire County Cricket Club (with David Goodyear), Robert Hale, 1990, ISBN 978-0-7090-4023-1
  • A History of the County Cricket Championship, Gullane Children's Books, 1991, ISBN 978-0-85112-919-8
  • Who's Who of Lancashire County Cricket Club, 1865-1990 (with David Goodyear), Breedon Books, 1991, ISBN 978-0-907969-85-3
  • Warwickshire County Cricket Club First Class Records, 1894-1993, Limlow Books Ltd, 1994, ISBN 978-1-874524-09-0
  • Warwickshire County Cricket Club (100 Greats), NPI Media Group, 2001, ISBN 978-0-7524-2180-3
  • Middlesex CCC (100 Greats), NPI Media Group, 2003, ISBN 978-0-7524-2746-1
  • John Edward Shilton's Book, Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians, 1984.