Full name Mitchell Eric Claydon
Born November 25, 1982, Fairfield, New South Wales, Australia
Current age 32 years 283 days
Major teams Canterbury, Durham, Durham 2nd XI, Yorkshire, Yorkshire 2nd XI
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Height 6 ft 4 in
Education Westfield Sports High School, Sydney
|First-class debut||Yorkshire v Bangladesh A at Leeds, Aug 3-5, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Kent v Essex at Tunbridge Wells, Jul 19-21, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Yorkshire v Derbyshire at Leeds, Apr 23, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Surrey v Kent at The Oval, Aug 27, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Yorkshire v Durham at Leeds, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury, Aug 15, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3/62, 4||Kent||v Surrey||The Oval||27 Aug 2015||LA|
|-||Kent||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||19 Aug 2015||LA|
|4/66||Kent||v Notts||Nottingham||17 Aug 2015||LA|
|4, 1/29||Kent||v Lancashire||Canterbury||15 Aug 2015||T20|
|1/38, 1||Kent||v Lancashire||Canterbury||8 Aug 2015||LA|
|17, 3/37||Kent 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Canterbury||5 Aug 2015||Other OD|
|2/25||Kent||v Sussex||Canterbury||2 Aug 2015||LA|
|2/63, 2||Kent||v Middlesex||Radlett||31 Jul 2015||LA|
|2/28||Kent||v Hampshire||Canterbury||30 Jul 2015||LA|
|1/82||Kent||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||28 Jul 2015||LA|
Mitch Claydon joined Kent on loan from Durham midway through the 2013 season and immediately made an impact with the ball. He was recalled by Durham in September for their final game to help them secure the County Championship, but had already signed a contract for a permanent transfer to Kent. During his short, temporary spell with the county he excelled particularly in T20 cricket, taking five wickets against the touring New Zealanders and thirteen more in the county competition.
An Australian-born quick bowler, Claydon took advantage of his British passport to sign for Yorkshire in 2005. He made just two first-class appearances in two seasons for the white rose and was released at the end of 2006, after a stress fracture of the back had kept him out of action for much of the season.
Durham took a gamble on him in 2007 and although he initially made little impact he remained on their books. By 2009 he had progressed far enough to become a first XI regular, and contributed 22 wickets to Durham's Championship-winning campaign, while also playing plenty of limited-overs cricket.
Thereafter Claydon's opportunities were limited at a county rich in seam bowling talent, but Kent were sufficiently impressed by his form in 2013 to pin hopes on him for 2014. He turned in a decent stint - more than 500 Championship overs - to help offset Kent's meagre pace bowling resources.
Stats highlights from the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC where India completed a rare away series win
For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook
Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball
If other men were witness to as much incompetence as Angelo Mathews has become used to, dressing rooms might have been set ablaze