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Mike Selvey
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Mike Selvey

England
Mike Selvey

INTL CAREER: 1976 - 1977

Full Name

Michael Walter William Selvey

Born

April 25, 1948, Chiswick, Middlesex

Age

73y 11d

Nicknames

Walter

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Height

6ft 2in

Education

Battersea Grammar School; Manchester University; Cambridge University

Other

Commentator, Journalist

TEAMS

A strong and hostile fast-medium bowler, Mike Selvey started his career at Surrey, but made little impression in six outings between 1968 and 1971. After one season in the Cambridge XI in 1971, when he won his Blue, he moved north of the Thames to Middlesex where his career took off. With an ability to swing the ball both ways and deceptively fast off the pitch, Selvey became a mainstay of the Middlesex side which dominated county cricket from 1976 onwards. He took 90 wickets in 1976 when Middlesex won the Championship for the first time since 1949, but his best season was 1978 when he took 101 wickets.

In 1976 he was surprisingly called up to the England side for the fourth Test against West Indies at Old Trafford when half-a-dozen quick bowlers were injured, and he made a dramatic entry to Test cricket, dimissing Fredericks, Richards and Kallicharran with his first 20 balls, finishing with 4 for 41. Retained for the final Test at The Oval, he also toured India the following winter without doing enough to earn more than one further cap and adding two wickets.

With chances limited at Middlesex, he moved to Glamorgan in 1983 and led them for two seasons before retiring. He remained in the game, becoming the cricket correspondent of The Guardian.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test353155*7.506622.72001010
FC2782788824056712.6504790
List A2671385684038*10.2400500
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3549234364/416/15257.164.1882.00100
FC27845474205827727/2026.6658.90384
List A2671269873473325/185/1822.1238.201120
Mike Selvey portrait
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1968 - 1984
List A Matches
Span
1972 - 1984

Photos


Mike Selvey watches proceedings from the press box
Mike Selvey
The Middlesex squad for the 1982 squad
Mike Selvey
Batsman Mike Selvey and Dickie Bird walk back through the crowd
Mike Selvey