Full Name

Ashley Anthony Metcalfe


December 25, 1963, Horsforth, Yorkshire


59y 92d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak


5ft 9in


Bradford Grammar School, University College, London


R Illingworth


Ashley Metcalfe was an attacking opening batsman who never quite fulfilled his early potential. He scored a hundred on his debut for Yorkshire in 1983, putting on 248 for the first wicket with Geoff Boycott, and he underlined his one-day credentials with a Sunday League century the following summer. In 1986 he scored 1803 runs, including six hundreds, being named the Young Player of the Year and coming close to being selected for that winter's Ashes tour. He continued to score well, forming a solid opening partnership with Martyn Moxon, his best year coming in the batsman-friendly summer of 1990 when he made 2047 and 51.17, including another six hundreds. In between, he was a key part of Yorkshire's 1987 B&H success, winning four Gold Awards as well as scoring more one-day runs in the summer than anyone else. But his form fell away steadily after 1990, and by 1992 he had lost his place in the side. He left Yorkshire for Nottinghamshire in 1995 after a benefit year which yielded £110,000, but fared little better at Trent Bridge and he retired at the end of 1997. He continued to play Minor County cricket for Cumberland.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A23923021703013833.63546600
List A239484732/442/4415.665.8716.0000
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
1983 - 1997
Recent Matches - Player
PCA XI vs Yorks Acad860/3823-Jun-2008SheffieldOTHEROD
Ashley Metcalfe