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Mike Kirkman      

Full name Michael Kirkman

Born February 11, 1942, Bodmin, Cornwall

Current age 74 years 104 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
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 & 9/3 (6 ov) Kent 412
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 295/3 (91 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 & 120/3 (42 ov) Gloucs 418
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 189/8 (67 ov) Notts 189
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 407/9 (139 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 114 Durham 190 & 154/4 (60 ov, target 238)
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