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Melvyn Betts      

Full name Melvyn Morris Betts

Born March 26, 1975, Sacriston, Durham

Current age 41 years 152 days

Major teams Durham, Warwickshire

Nickname Mel B, Betsy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education Fyndoune Community College

Melvyn Morris Betts
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 117 168 37 1897 73 14.48 0 5 38 0
List A 97 63 25 368 21 9.68 0 0 15 0
Twenty20 11 3 1 17 13* 8.50 6 283.33 0 0 4 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 117 18184 10723 347 9/64 30.90 3.53 52.4 14 2
List A 97 4290 3526 118 4/15 4/15 29.88 4.93 36.3 5 0 0
Twenty20 11 11 222 347 6 2/51 2/51 57.83 9.37 37.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1993
Last First-class Durham v Middlesex at Chester-le-Street, May 10-13, 2006 scorecard
List A debut 1995
Last List A Essex v Middlesex at Southend-on-Sea, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Leicestershire v Middlesex at Leicester, Jul 18, 2005 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2, 0/17 Middlesex v Essex Southend-on-Sea 6 Aug 2006 LA
2/29, 0, 7 Middlesex v Durham Chester-le-Street 10 May 2006 FC
8, 2/57 Middlesex v Hampshire Uxbridge 7 May 2006 LA
7, 2/59, 4 Middlesex v Hampshire Southampton 3 May 2006 FC
Profile

Melvyn Betts emerged as a young fast bowler with Durham at the same time as Steve Harmison, but while Harmison went on to greater things, Betts never quite fulfilled his early promise. Troubled by injury and inconsistency, he nevertheless toured Zimbabwe and South Africa with England A in 1998-99, but moved to Warwickshire in 2000 and, after again failing to cement a regular first-team place, switched again to Middlesex in 2004.
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Apr 7, 2006

Melvyn Betts portrait, April 7, 2006

Melvyn Betts portrait

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Apr 15, 2005

Melvyn Betts portrait

Melvyn Betts portrait

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Apr 19, 2002

Taken at the 2002 Warwickshire CCC photocall

Melvyn Betts; thumbnail portrait 2002

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 1997

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 149/2 (45.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 & 34/4 (16.3 ov) Kent 533/6d
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-25
Essex won by an innings and 10 runs
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 534/7 (134 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 203/8 (63 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 195/3 (57.2 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
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