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Mike Selvey      

Full name Michael Walter William Selvey

Born April 25, 1948, Chiswick, Middlesex

Current age 69 years 65 days

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Glamorgan, Middlesex, Orange Free State, Surrey

Nickname Walter

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Commentator, Journalist

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Battersea Grammar School; Manchester University; Cambridge University

Michael Walter William Selvey
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 3 5 3 15 5* 7.50 66 22.72 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 278 278 88 2405 67 12.65 0 4 79 0
List A 267 138 56 840 38* 10.24 0 0 50 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 3 5 492 343 6 4/41 6/152 57.16 4.18 82.0 1 0 0
First-class 278 45474 20582 772 7/20 26.66 2.71 58.9 38 4
List A 267 12698 7347 332 5/18 5/18 22.12 3.47 38.2 11 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Manchester, Jul 8-13, 1976 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Mumbai, Feb 11-16, 1977 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1968 - 1984
List A span 1972 - 1984
Profile

A strong and hostile fast-medium bowler, Mike Selvey started his career at Surrey, but made little impression in six outings between 1968 and 1971. After one season in the Cambridge XI in 1971, when he won his Blue, he moved north of the Thames to Middlesex where his career took off. With an ability to swing the ball both ways and deceptively fast off the pitch, Selvey became a mainstay of the Middlesex side which dominated county cricket from 1976 onwards. He took 90 wickets in 1976 when Middlesex won the Championship for the first time since 1949, but his best season was 1978 when he took 101 wickets.

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Jan 21, 2005

Mike Selvey watches proceedings from the press box, South Africa v England, 5th Test, Centurion, January 21, 2005

Mike Selvey watches proceedings from the press box

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1984

Mike Selvey

Mike Selvey

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May 11, 1977

Mike Selvey

Mike Selvey

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 & 27/0 (13 ov) Essex 542/3d
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 160 Glamorgan 237 & 0/1 (6 ov, target 212)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 135/8 (46.1 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 289/7d Leics 157 & 44/0 (16 ov, target 394)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 214/7 (74 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 150/1 (51 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 & 178/4 (70 ov) Warwickshire 321
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
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