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Tim Linley      

Full name Timothy Edward Linley

Born March 23, 1982, Horsforth, Leeds

Current age 33 years 100 days

Major teams Middlesex 2nd XI, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI, Oxford MCCU, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI, Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI

Nickname Sheephead, Bambi

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education St Mary's RC Comprehensive; Notre Dame Sixth Form College; Oxford Brookes University

Timothy Edward Linley
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 64 89 20 569 42 8.24 1679 33.88 0 0 21 0
List A 25 13 9 84 20* 21.00 97 86.59 0 0 9 3 3 0
Twenty20 9 4 1 11 8 3.66 11 100.00 0 0 0 1 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 64 10991 5519 200 6/57 27.59 3.01 54.9 13 6 1
List A 25 25 898 910 23 3/50 3/50 39.56 6.08 39.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 9 9 152 213 11 4/45 4/45 19.36 8.40 13.8 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Oxford UCCE v Hampshire at Oxford, May 9-11, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Derbyshire v Surrey at Derby, Jun 21-23, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Surrey v Middlesex at Guildford, Jul 19, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Surrey v Somerset at The Oval, Aug 20, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jun 27, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff, Jun 26, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/51, 10 Surr 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Taunton 29 Jun 2015 Other OD
2*, 1/20 Surrey v Glamorgan Cardiff 26 Jun 2015 T20
0, 1/50, 2*, 0/17 Surrey v Derbyshire Derby 21 Jun 2015 FC
4/45, 0 Surrey v Kent The Oval 19 Jun 2015 T20
5/63, 10, 3/93, 21* Sussex v Durham Arundel 15 Jun 2015 FC
4, 1/32, 2*, 0/21 Surr 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Horsham 9 Jun 2015 Other
0/48, 3* Surr 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Horsham 8 Jun 2015 Other T20
2/23 Surr 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Guildford 4 Jun 2015 Other OD
1/96, 22, 0 Surr 2nd XI v Hants 2nd XI Wimbledon 1 Jun 2015 Other
4, 0/43, 11, 2/19 Surr 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Maidstone 20 May 2015 Other
Profile

Tall seamer Tim Linley was a graduate of the MCC's UCCE programme and represented British Universities in 2004. He joined Sussex for the 2006 season but after playing just one match, against Sri Lanka, he was released and headed northwards to Surrey. It took him some time to establish a first-team place, but he survived Chris Adams' clear-out and in 2010 began to find more opportunities on offer as Surrey rebuilt their standing in the domestic game. In a squad packed with pacier talent, Linley's metronomic accuracy was easily under-rated, but he underpinned Surrey's promotion-winning campaign in 2011 with 73 first-class wickets at 18.34. While he has struggled to hit those heights since, Linley has remained a model of consistency. Surrey have snazzier fast bowling models and sometimes seem unusually hasty to drop Linley in spite of his fine record, but all could learn from his undemonstrative consistency. But Linley's lack of pace and variety has proved a hindrance in limited-overs cricket.

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Sep 15, 2014

Tim Linley celebrates a wicket in exuberant fashion, Surrey v Derbyshire, County Championship, Division Two, The Oval, 1st day, September 15, 2014

Tim Linley celebrates a wicket in exuberant fashion

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Jul 20, 2014

Tim Linley claimed a wicket late in the day, Surrey v Kent, County Championship, Division Two, Guildford, 1st day, July 20, 2014

Tim Linley claimed a wicket late in the day

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Sep 25, 2013

Tim Linley in his delivery stride, Surrey v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, The Oval, 2nd day September 25, 2013

Tim Linley in his delivery stride

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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)
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford
Jul 1-4, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Surrey v Gloucs at The Oval
Jul 1, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
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