Clive Radley      

Full name Clive Thornton Radley

Born May 13, 1944, Hertford

Current age 70 years 226 days

Major teams England, Auckland, Middlesex

Nickname Radders

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Other Coach

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education King Edward VI Grammar School, Norwich

Clive Thornton Radley
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 10 0 481 158 48.10 1368 35.16 2 2 43 0 4 0
ODIs 4 4 1 250 117* 83.33 367 68.11 1 1 25 0 0 0
First-class 559 880 134 26441 200 35.44 46 139 517 0
List A 409 390 47 10476 133* 30.54 7 57 138 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 559 278 160 8 2/38 20.00 3.45 34.7 0 0
List A 409 25 18 1 1/2 1/2 18.00 4.32 25.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Feb 24-Mar 1, 1978 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Lord's, Aug 24-28, 1978 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Pakistan at Manchester, May 24-25, 1978 scorecard
Last ODI England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 17, 1978 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1964-1987
List A span 1965-1987
Profile

Clive Radley was not the most gifted or graceful batsman, but he more than made up for that with determination, hard work, and the absence of anything approaching risk. He accumulated runs rather than stroked them, scurrying between the wickets quicker than almost any contemporary, with a characteristic slide in the final yards which enabled him to turn quickly. Watching him in partnership with the equally swift Graeme Barlow was a delight. his ability to eke out quick singles made him a valuable one-day player in a side which dominated the one-day knockouts from the mid seventies. An archetypal county stalwart, international recognition came when Middlesex finally emerged from two-and-a-half decades in the doldrums and again became fashionable - that their captain, Mike Brearley, also led England probably helped. Radley made his Test debut in New Zealand in 1977-78 aged almost 34, and in his second Test at Auckland ground out a typically gritty 11-hour 158. In 1978 he made an equally dour 115 in the first Test of the season against Pakistan, and innings of 59 and 77 in the last two Tests of the summer gained him a place in that winter's tour party to Australia. But he was struck a sickening blow in the first match and was a peripheral figure on the trip thereafter and did not play for England again. He continued to play for Middlesex until he was well into his forties, and then moved from the main ground to the Nursery where he took over from Don Wilson as MCC's head coach. His retirement in 2009 brought to an end almost five decades of association with Lord's.
Martin Williamson

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Feb 19, 2008

Clive Radley proudly displays his MBE, Lord's, February 19, 2008

Clive Radley proudly displays his MBE

© Marylebone Cricket Club

Sep 11, 2006

Clive Radley unleashes a text-book drive ... as expected of the MCC coach, Cross Arrows v The President of Cross Arrows' XI, Lord's, September 11, 2006

Clive Radley unleashes a text-book drive ... as expected of the MCC coach

© Martin Williamson

Sep 11, 2006

Clive Radley grimaces after missing a leg-side full toss, Cross Arrows v The President of Cross Arrows' XI, Lord's, September 11, 2006

Former Middlesex and England batsman Clive Radley grimaces after missing a leg-side full toss

© Martin Williamson

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1979
Awarded the MBE for services to cricket in 2007

Series Results
Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka - Dec 10, 2012
West Indies won by 18 runs
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