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Tim Linley      

Full name Timothy Edward Linley

Born March 23, 1982, Horsforth, Leeds

Current age 32 years 281 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 62 85 18 536 42 8.00 1572 34.09 0 0 21 0
List A 25 13 9 84 20* 21.00 97 86.59 0 0 9 3 3 0
Twenty20 7 2 0 9 8 4.50 8 112.50 0 0 0 1 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 62 10621 5296 191 6/57 27.72 2.99 55.6 13 5 1
List A 25 25 898 910 23 3/50 3/50 39.56 6.08 39.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 7 7 122 148 6 2/28 2/28 24.66 7.27 20.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Oxford UCCE v Hampshire at Oxford, May 9-11, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval, Sep 15-17, 2014 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 Hampshire v Surrey at Southampton, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1*, 4/79, 2, 0/50 Surrey v Derbyshire The Oval 15 Sep 2014 FC
0, 0/31, 13, 1/33 Surrey v NZ A The Oval 31 Aug 2014 FC
0, 3/68 Surrey v Somerset The Oval 20 Aug 2014 LA
3*, 3/54, 0/8 Surrey v Leics Leicester 15 Aug 2014 FC
1/27, 7* Surrey v Warwickshire Birmingham 12 Aug 2014 LA
2/74, 4* Surrey v Sussex The Oval 6 Aug 2014 LA
1/111, 4, 1/71, 4 Surrey v Kent Guildford 20 Jul 2014 FC
0/42, 0, 1/26, 0 Surr 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Canterbury 15 Jul 2014 Other
21*, 1/57 Surrey v Hampshire The Oval 28 Jun 2014 FC
20, 2/33, 52, 0/27 Surr 2nd XI v Middx 2nd XI Radlett 24 Jun 2014 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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County Results
Somerset v Surrey at Lord's - Sep 17, 2011
Surrey won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Sep 12-15, 2011
Glamorgan won by 8 wickets
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Sep 12-15, 2011
Durham won by 151 runs
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton - Sep 12-15, 2011
Match drawn
Leics v Middlesex at Leicester - Sep 12-15, 2011
Middlesex won by 5 wickets
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 12-15, 2011
Sussex won by an innings and 5 runs
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - Sep 12-15, 2011
Lancashire won by 8 wickets
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