Full Name

Keith Thomas Medlycott


May 12, 1965, Whitechapel, London


57y 269d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

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.
Steven Lynch (Sept 2004)

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A58391143144*15.3900170
List A5817911456494/184/1829.714.8736.5300
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
1984 - 1991
Recent Matches - Player
Bucks vs Norfolk27 & 7--17-Aug-2008SloughOTHER
Bucks vs Lincolnshire18 & 74/8203-Aug-2008GranthamOTHER
Bucks vs Staffs9 & 42/78 & 3/9020-Jul-2008SloughOTHER
Bucks vs Suffolk17 & 3--06-Jul-2008IpswichOTHER
Bucks vs Cambs0 & 71*--22-Jun-2008Gerrards CrossOTHER
Keith Medlycott
Keith Medlycott - portrait