Full name Michael Kirkman
Born February 11, 1942, Bodmin, Cornwall
Current age 75 years 41 days
Major teams Cambridge University
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Education Dulwich College; St Catharine's College, Cambridge
|First-class span||1963 - 1963|
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."
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