Full Name

Mervyn John Kitchen

Born

August 01, 1940, Nailsea, Somerset

Age

81y 125d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

Mervyn Kitchen was a home-grown, ruddy-faced Somerset lad who came through the junior ranks but had to serve his time in the 2nd XI despite performing well on his few first-team opportunities. A left-hand batsman who loved to play off the front foot, he finally secured a regular place in 1966 when he ended the season at the top of the county batting averages. In 1968 he moved from the middle to the top of the order, again topping the averages with five hundreds. But thereafter his form was spasmodic, and he missed much of 1974 and all of 1975 with injuries. He returned in 1976 before finally surrendering to his crumbling body and retiring in 1979. He was elevated to the first-class umpires list in 1982, standing in 20 Tests and 28 ODIs between 1983 and 2001. He retired from umpiring in 2005.
Martin Williamson (October 2005)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC354612321523018926.2517681570
List A17216312338811622.43112520
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC35418110921/454.503.6190.500
List A1721259752/342/3419.404.6525.0000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
Test23203
ODI36288
WODI33
WT20I11
FC104104
List A22721413
T201616
Mervyn Kitchen
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Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Umpire
FC Matches
Span
1960 - 1979
List A Matches
Span
1969 - 1979

Photos


Mervyn Kitchen
Merv Kitchen: Umpire
Mervyn Kitchen: Portrait