Bodyline Series / Players / Mike Kirkman

Mike Kirkman      

Full name Michael Kirkman

Born February 11, 1942, Bodmin, Cornwall

Current age 75 years 137 days

Major teams Cambridge University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Education Dulwich College; St Catharine's College, Cambridge

Michael Kirkman
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 10 15 11 28 7* 7.00 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 10 1416 741 14 3/32 52.92 3.13 101.1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1963 - 1963
Profile

Mike Kirkman was a legspinner and No. 11 batsman from Dulwich College who played one year in the Cambridge XI, winning his Blue in 1963. Described by The Cricketer as "fairly accurate but with a trajectory that is a shade too easy to judge", he took 3 for 32 on debut against Surrey - those remained his best figures. In a drawn Varsity match, he took 2 for 33 in the second innings but therein lies a tale. "My only real claim to fame is that my meagre career statistics are wrong," he told Cricinfo. "In the 1963 Varsity match Pataudi was caught by Ray White for a duck off my bowling; the scorers thought I was Martin Miller and nobody could change the scorecard."
Martin Williamson

Latest Photos

Jul 6, 1963

The Cambridge University side of 1963 - Back row (left to right) M. G. Griffith (Magdalen), M. C. Kirkman (St. Catharine's), M. E. Miller (St. John's), A. R. Windows (Jesus), M. H. Rose (Christ's), R. C. Kerslake (St. Catharine's). Front row (left to right) R. A. Hutton (Christ's), E. J. Craig (Trinity), J. M. Brearley (St. John's) captain, A. J. G. Pearson (Jesus), R. C. White (Jesus).

The Cambridge University side of 1963

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Jul 6, 1963

Mike Kirkman

Mike Kirkman

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 & 27/0 (13 ov) Essex 542/3d
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 160 Glamorgan 237 & 0/1 (6 ov, target 212)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 135/8 (46.1 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 289/7d Leics 157 & 44/0 (16 ov, target 394)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 214/7 (74 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 150/1 (51 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 & 178/4 (70 ov) Warwickshire 321
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days