Keith Parsons

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Keith Parsons
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Personal information
Full name Keith Alan Parsons
Born (1973-05-02) 2 May 1973 (age 41)
Taunton, Somerset, England
Nickname Pilot, Pars, Orv[1]
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role All-rounder
Relations KJ Parsons (twin brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2010–present Unicorns (squad no. 17)
1992–2008 Somerset
First-class debut 13 May 1992 Somerset v Pakistanis
Last First-class 12 September 2006
Somerset v Northamptonshire
List A debut 23 May 1993 Somerset v Worcestershire
Last List A 16 May 2010 Unicorns v Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition FC List A T20
Matches 130 288 31
Runs scored 5324 6,137 464
Batting average 28.62 29.79 20.17
100s/50s 6/28 2/33 0/1
Top score 193* 121 57*
Balls bowled 8005 6,345 338
Wickets 106 146 18
Bowling average 43.83 36.43 25.94
5 wickets in innings 2 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 5/13 5/39 3/12
Catches/stumpings 115/– 106/– 9/–
Source: CricketArchive, 9 June 2013

Keith Alan Parsons (born 2 May 1973, Taunton, Somerset) is an English cricketer who played first-class for Somerset between 1992 and 2008. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler.

Parsons made his first-class debut in 1992 against the Pakistanis and his Championship debut the next season. He scored 6 first-class centuries including 193 not out against the West Indians in 2000 and a Championship best of 153 against Essex in 2006. His best bowling was 5-13 against Lancashire in 2000.

Parsons received his county cap in 1999 and had a benefit year in 2004. On 11 August 2008 he retired from first-class cricket having not represented the Somerset first-team during the 2008 season. Parsons retires being only the second person in Somerset history (alongside Ian Botham) to score 5,000 runs and take 100 wickets in both first-class and List A cricket.[2]

Parsons played Minor County cricket for Cornwall in 2009 before being appointed captain of the Unicorns cricket team which will play in the inaugural Clydesdale Bank 40 limited over competition.

He has a twin brother, Kevin, who played for Somerset in seven one-day games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cricinfo profile, Cricinfo. Retrieved on 2008-09-01.
  2. ^ "Parsons announces retirement", 2008-08-12, Cricinfo. Retrieved on 2008-09-01.

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