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Full name Mitchell Eric Claydon
Born November 25, 1982, Fairfield, New South Wales, Australia
Current age 31 years 149 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 Leicestershire at Canterbury, Apr 20-23, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Yorkshire v Derbyshire at Leeds, Apr 23, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Kent v Nottinghamshire at Canterbury, Aug 26, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Yorkshire v Durham at Leeds, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Sussex v Kent at Hove, Jul 31, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/93, 3*, 1/76||Kent||v Leics||Canterbury||20 Apr 2014||FC|
|2/62, 16, 1/36, 11||Kent||v Worcs||Worcester||13 Apr 2014||FC|
|4/50||Kent||v Lbrough MCCU||Canterbury||7 Apr 2014||FC|
|2/33, 6||Kent||v Durham||Canterbury||1 Apr 2014||Other T20|
|3/43, 5||Kent||v Durham||Canterbury||31 Mar 2014||Other OD|
|18*, 3/25, 12*, 3/31||Durham||v Sussex||Chester-le-Street||3 Sep 2013||FC|
|0/24||Kent||v Notts||Canterbury||26 Aug 2013||LA|
|17, 0/21, 1/68||Kent||v Gloucs||Canterbury||21 Aug 2013||FC|
|1/34||Kent||v Warwickshire||Canterbury||15 Aug 2013||LA|
|2/39||Kent||v Northants||Northampton||13 Aug 2013||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.
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