Full Name

Timothy Edward Linley


March 23, 1982, Horsforth, Leeds


41y 7d


Sheephead, Bambi

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium


6ft 2in


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

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 struggled to hit those heights afterwards, Linley remained a model of consistency. Surrey had 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. His lack of pace and variety proved a hindrance in limited-overs cricket.

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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A251398420*21.009786.59009330
List A2525898910233/503/5039.566.0839.0000
Tim Linley celebrates a wicket in exuberant fashion
Tim Linley claimed a wicket late in the day
Tim Linley in his delivery stride
Tim Linley celebrates a wicket
Tim Linley celebrates his winning shot
Tim Linley took 3 for 108