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Mervyn Kitchen      

Full name Mervyn John Kitchen

Born August 1, 1940, Nailsea, Somerset

Current age 73 years 259 days

Major teams Somerset

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

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Mervyn John Kitchen
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 354 612 32 15230 189 26.25 17 68 157 0
List A 172 163 12 3388 116 22.43 1 12 52 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 354 181 109 2 1/4 54.50 3.61 90.5 0 0
List A 172 125 97 5 2/34 2/34 19.40 4.65 25.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1960-1979
List A span 1969-1979
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jun 21-26, 1990 scorecard
Last Test England v Zimbabwe at Nottingham, Jun 1-5, 2000 scorecard
Test matches 20
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Nottingham, Jun 9, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Leeds, Jun 17, 2001 scorecard
ODI matches 28
ODI statistics
Profile

Mervyn Kitchen was a home-grown, ruddy-faced Somerset lad who came through the junior ranks but had to serve his time in the 2nd XI despite performing well on his few first-team opportunities. A left-hand batsman who loved to play off the front foot, he finally secured a regular place in 1966 when he ended the season at the top of the county batting averages. In 1968 he moved from the middle to the top of the order, again topping the averages with five hundreds. But thereafter his form was spasmodic, and he missed much of 1974 and all of 1975 with injuries. He returned in 1976 before finally surrendering to his crumbling body and retiring in 1979. He was elevated to the first-class umpires list in 1982, standing in 20 Tests and 28 ODIs between 1983 and 2001. He retired from umpiring in 2005.
Martin Williamson (October 2005)

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2000

Mervyn Kitchen

Mervyn Kitchen

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1997

Mervyn Kitchen shades his eyes looking for the ball !

Merv Kitchen: Umpire

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Mervyn Kitchen: Portrait

Mervyn Kitchen: Portrait

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Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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