Tim Linley      

Full name Timothy Edward Linley

Born March 23, 1982, Horsforth, Leeds

Current age 33 years 36 days

Major teams Middlesex 2nd XI, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI, Oxford MCCU, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI, Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI

Nickname Sheephead, Bambi

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education St Mary's RC Comprehensive; Notre Dame Sixth Form College; Oxford Brookes University

Timothy Edward Linley
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 62 85 18 536 42 8.00 1572 34.09 0 0 21 0
List A 25 13 9 84 20* 21.00 97 86.59 0 0 9 3 3 0
Twenty20 7 2 0 9 8 4.50 8 112.50 0 0 0 1 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 62 10621 5296 191 6/57 27.72 2.99 55.6 13 5 1
List A 25 25 898 910 23 3/50 3/50 39.56 6.08 39.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 7 7 122 148 6 2/28 2/28 24.66 7.27 20.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Oxford UCCE v Hampshire at Oxford, May 9-11, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval, Sep 15-17, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Surrey v Middlesex at Guildford, Jul 19, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Surrey v Somerset at The Oval, Aug 20, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jun 27, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Hampshire v Surrey at Southampton, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1*, 4/79, 2, 0/50 Surrey v Derbyshire The Oval 15 Sep 2014 FC
0, 0/31, 13, 1/33 Surrey v NZ A The Oval 31 Aug 2014 FC
0, 3/68 Surrey v Somerset The Oval 20 Aug 2014 LA
3*, 3/54, 0/8 Surrey v Leics Leicester 15 Aug 2014 FC
1/27, 7* Surrey v Warwickshire Birmingham 12 Aug 2014 LA
2/74, 4* Surrey v Sussex The Oval 6 Aug 2014 LA
1/111, 4, 1/71, 4 Surrey v Kent Guildford 20 Jul 2014 FC
0/42, 0, 1/26, 0 Surr 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Canterbury 15 Jul 2014 Other
21*, 1/57 Surrey v Hampshire The Oval 28 Jun 2014 FC
20, 2/33, 52, 0/27 Surr 2nd XI v Middx 2nd XI Radlett 24 Jun 2014 Other
Profile

Tall seamer Tim Linley was a graduate of the MCC's UCCE programme and represented British Universities in 2004. He joined Sussex for the 2006 season but after playing just one match, against Sri Lanka, he was released and headed northwards to Surrey. It took him some time to establish a first-team place, but he survived Chris Adams' clear-out and in 2010 began to find more opportunities on offer as Surrey rebuilt their standing in the domestic game. In a squad packed with pacier talent, Linley's metronomic accuracy was easily under-rated, but he underpinned Surrey's promotion-winning campaign in 2011 with 73 first-class wickets at 18.34. While he has struggled to hit those heights since, Linley has remained a model of consistency. Surrey have snazzier fast bowling models and sometimes seem unusually hasty to drop Linley in spite of his fine record, but all could learn from his undemonstrative consistency. But Linley's lack of pace and variety has proved a hindrance in limited-overs cricket.

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Sep 15, 2014

Tim Linley celebrates a wicket in exuberant fashion, Surrey v Derbyshire, County Championship, Division Two, The Oval, 1st day, September 15, 2014

Tim Linley celebrates a wicket in exuberant fashion

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Jul 20, 2014

Tim Linley claimed a wicket late in the day, Surrey v Kent, County Championship, Division Two, Guildford, 1st day, July 20, 2014

Tim Linley claimed a wicket late in the day

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Sep 25, 2013

Tim Linley in his delivery stride, Surrey v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, The Oval, 2nd day September 25, 2013

Tim Linley in his delivery stride

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sussex at Chester-le-Street - Apr 26-29
Sussex 335 & 115/3 Durham 339
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol - Apr 26-29
Gloucs 275 Derbyshire 511/8
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - Apr 26-29
Notts 371 Hampshire 167/4
Lancashire v Kent at Manchester - Apr 26-29
Lancashire 444 Kent 214/7
Leics v Northants at Leicester - Apr 26-29
Northants 251 & 105/2 Leics 305
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Apr 26-29
Somerset 408 Middlesex 306/7
Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Apr 26-29
Surrey 340 Essex 266/2
Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds - Apr 26-29
Warwickshire 435 Yorkshire 128/3
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