Full name Mitchell Eric Claydon
Born November 25, 1982, Fairfield, New South Wales, Australia
Current age 32 years 246 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||Glamorgan v Kent at Cardiff, Jul 28, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Yorkshire v Durham at Leeds, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Kent v Glamorgan at Tunbridge Wells, Jul 17, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/82||Kent||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||28 Jul 2015||LA|
|1/68, 7*, 0/30||Kent||v Essex||Tunbridge Wells||19 Jul 2015||FC|
|1/30||Kent||v Glamorgan||Tunbridge Wells||17 Jul 2015||T20|
|3*, 1/37||Kent 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Arundel||16 Jul 2015||Other T20|
|3/27||Kent||v Gloucs||Cheltenham||12 Jul 2015||T20|
|1/25||Kent||v Somerset||Canterbury||10 Jul 2015||T20|
|3/40||Kent||v Sussex||Hove||3 Jul 2015||T20|
|0/111, 10, 0/25, 53||Kent||v Australians||Canterbury||25 Jun 2015||FC|
|1, 2/62, 8*||Kent||v Northants||Northampton||20 Jun 2015||FC|
|3/16||Kent||v Surrey||The Oval||19 Jun 2015||T20|
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.
Should he be dropped from the one-day squad to Zimbabwe, it will be the latest chapter in the wicketkeeper's strained relations with the authorities in particular
The mauling at Lord's means once again England are being reactive in terms of who bats at one-drop. It also means they are likely to shed their new-found aggression