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Mike Kirkman      

Full name Michael Kirkman

Born February 11, 1942, Bodmin, Cornwall

Current age 73 years 139 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

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Jul 6, 1963

Mike Kirkman

Mike Kirkman

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Jun 28-Jul 1
Yorkshire 557/6d Durham 208 & 244/4 (70 ov) (f/o)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's - Jun 28-Jul 1
Hampshire 176 & 195/7 (84 ov) Middlesex 330
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jun 28-Jul 1
Sussex 601/6d Warwickshire 367/5 (122 ov)
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Northants 438 Lancashire 257/4 (79 ov)
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts 240 & 115/3 (38 ov) Worcs 283
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 3
Oxford Uni 156 Cambridge U 99/3 (48 ov)
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