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Ashley Metcalfe      

Full name Ashley Anthony Metcalfe

Born December 25, 1963, Horsforth, Yorkshire

Current age 50 years 265 days

Major teams Cumberland, Nottinghamshire, Orange Free State, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5 ft 9 in

Education Bradford Grammar School, University College, London

Relation Father-in-law - R Illingworth

Ashley Anthony Metcalfe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 216 369 21 11938 216* 34.30 26 57 82 0
List A 239 230 21 7030 138 33.63 5 46 60 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 216 428 362 4 2/18 90.50 5.07 107.0 0 0
List A 239 48 47 3 2/44 2/44 15.66 5.87 16.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1983-1997
List A debut 1982
Last List A Scotland v Cumberland at Edinburgh, Aug 31, 2003 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/38, 86 PCA XI v Yorks Acad Sheffield 23 Jun 2008 Other OD
Profile

Ashley Metcalfe was an attacking opening batsman who never quite fulfilled his early potential. He scored a hundred on his debut for Yorkshire in 1983, putting on 248 for the first wicket with Geoff Boycott, and he underlined his one-day credentials with a Sunday League century the following summer. In 1986 he scored 1803 runs, including six hundreds, being named the Young Player of the Year and coming close to being selected for that winter's Ashes tour. He continued to score well, forming a solid opening partnership with Martyn Moxon, his best year coming in the batsman-friendly summer of 1990 when he made 2047 and 51.17, including another six hundreds. In between, he was a key part of Yorkshire's 1987 B&H success, winning four Gold Awards as well as scoring more one-day runs in the summer than anyone else. But his form fell away steadily after 1990, and by 1992 he had lost his place in the side. He left Yorkshire for Nottinghamshire in 1995 after a benefit year which yielded £110,000, but fared little better at Trent Bridge and he retired at the end of 1997. He continued to play Minor County cricket for Cumberland.
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