Full name Keith Thomas Medlycott
Born May 12, 1965, Whitechapel, London
Current age 51 years 253 days
Major teams Buckinghamshire, Northern Transvaal, Surrey
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|First-class span||1984 - 1991|
|List A debut||1985|
|Last List A||Buckinghamshire v Lancashire at Wormsley, May 3-4, 2005 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|27, 7||Bucks||v Norfolk||Slough||17 Aug 2008||Other|
|4/82, 18, 7||Bucks||v Lincolnshire||Grantham||3 Aug 2008||Other|
|2/78, 9, 3/90, 4||Bucks||v Staffs||Slough||20 Jul 2008||Other|
|17, 3||Bucks||v Suffolk||Ipswich||6 Jul 2008||Other|
|0, 71*||Bucks||v Cambs||Gerrards Cross||22 Jun 2008||Other|
|36, 67||Bucks||v Cumberland||Sedbergh||9 Jun 2008||Other|
|5||Bucks||v Herts||Long Marston||19 Aug 2007||Other|
|1, 63, 1/60||Bucks||v Suffolk||Slough||5 Aug 2007||Other|
|43, 7||Bucks||v Norfolk||Horsford||29 Jul 2007||Other|
|19||Bucks||v Cumberland||Slough||22 Jul 2007||Other|
Keith Medlycott, a chirpy Cockney, was yet another of those left-arm spinners who promised much then succumbed to the dreaded bowling "yips", in which the bowler is almost unable to let go of the ball. It brought a premature end to a promising career, in which the jovial "Medders" took 357 first-class wickets, mainly for Surrey, and also scored 3684 runs at 25.94, including a debut century against Cambridge University at leafy Banstead in 1984. He toured the West Indies with England in 1989-90, without playing in a Test, and went with England A to Sri Lanka the following winter, where the yips struck. He was forced to retire from first-class cricket at the end of the following season, 1991 - he was only 26 - but returned to Surrey as coach in 1997, helping them to win three County Championship titles and four one-day trophies. He left The Oval at the end of 2003, saying that it was time for a change. And he did change: in October 2004 he started as the ICC's high-performance manager for umpires.
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